Before & After: A Year of IKEA Hacks

Before & After: A Year of IKEA Hacks

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 28, 2015
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We love seeing the ingenious things our readers do with simple pieces — and there's nothing quite like a good IKEA hack. This year pieces from that Swedish retailer provided the foundation for all kinds of projects, from a coffee table that got a new coat of paint to a set of bookcases that was almost unrecognizable after getting the built-in treatment. Here are 12 of the top IKEA hacks of 2015.

To learn more about each project, click the links below the photos.

(Image credit: The Makerista)

IKEA Hack: The Best BILLY Built-Ins of All Time

(Image credit: A Taste of Koko)
(Image credit: A Taste of Koko)

Before & After: Blank Wall to Besta Bar

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(Image credit: Lidia)

Before & After: VITTSJO Coffee Table is Mint to Be

(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)
(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)

Before & After: A Billy Bookshelf Revolution

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(Image credit: Smitten Studio)

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Goes from Elementary to Elegant

(Image credit: Aniko Levai)
(Image credit: Aniko Levai)

Before & After: IKEA Cabinet Turned West Elm-Inspired Buffet

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(Image credit: Style Me Pretty)

Before & After IKEA HACK: LOCKSTA Lounge Goes Luxurious

(Image credit: Astral)
(Image credit: Astral)

Before & After: IKEA KALLAX to Modular Credenza

(Image credit: Bryna Shields)
(Image credit: Bryna Shields)

Before & After: A Free Kitchen Cart's Sunny Save

(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)
(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)

Before & After: From Everyday IKEA Billy Bookcases to Beautiful Built-ins

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(Image credit: Jill)

Before & After: IKEA STUVA Cabinet Becomes Built-In Desk

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(Image credit: Janet)

Before & After: IKEA Shoe Rack Turned Slat Table

Don't miss any of our best posts of 2015!

→ Check out the growing collection of our (and your!) favorite posts from the past year. We'll be publishing them through 12/31/2015.

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