Before & After: A Year of IKEA Hacks

Best of 2013

We can't resist a good IKEA hack. Of course these pieces are lovely on their own, but this year a few intrepid DIYers managed to take a few basics to the next level. Swedish ingenuity + your ingenuity = some really inspired pieces of furniture.

Click the links to see the 'afters'. (Hint: clicking the links with your mouse wheel will open each link in a new window.)

TOP ROW:
1. The IKEA VITTSJÖ: 5 Colorful Hacks
2. Before & After: From IKEA Dining Table to Chic Desk
3. Before & After: Jenny's Built-in IKEA Billy Bookshelves
4. DIY IKEA Copper Side Table Hack
5. Before & After: Simple IKEA Wooden Bed Frame Gets a Luxe Upholstered Look

BOTTOM ROW:
6. Before & After: An IKEA Bracket Turned Modern Wall Light Sconce
7. Before & After: DIY Mongolian Lamb Stool
8. Before & After: A Tame IKEA Tarva Gets a Chic Upgrade
9. Before & After: Embroidered IKEA Besta Cabinet
10. Before & After: A New Side to IKEA's Expedit

(Image credits: IKEA; Katie Steuernagle; Little Green Notebook; Style Me Pretty Living; All Things Campbell; IKEA; IKEA; IKEA; Kata Szentgyorgyi; IKEA)

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