Fantastic IKEA Storage Hacks You Totally Need to See

Fantastic IKEA Storage Hacks You Totally Need to See

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 16, 2017
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Most people think of storage pieces as a bit of a necessary evil. Nobody gets excited about chests of drawers or towel bars — or do they? We love a good IKEA hack, and we especially love IKEA hacks that turn hardworking furniture that expands the storage capacity of your space into a statement piece that makes the room. The result of these projects is the best of all possible worlds — furniture that's budget-friendly, functional, and also beautiful.

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Above: This gorgeous IKEA MALM hack is also incredibly simple — all it requires is a knife and a little bit of contact paper. Find the full instructions at Preciously Me.

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For this IKEA desk hack, the ALEX desktop gets a bit of a boost from a LINNMON tabletop. Find the full instructions at Style at Home.

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The humble IKEA RAST has been made over in a huge variety of ways, but I think this might be my favorite: a bit of wallpaper on the drawers, plus a coordinating paint job and shiny brass pulls. Get the full instructions at Good Housekeeping.

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Here's a simple but eye-catching DIY from Livet Hemma: an EKBY shelf, hung from leather straps attached to the wall.

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Catarina from Sweet Magnolia transformed this IVAR cabinet with the help of some legs and a couple coats of paint.

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Here's another IVAR cabinet hack, from Paul Svera. The secret to this one? Metallic tape, which gives this humble cabinet a luxe-modern look (and is even easier than painting).

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A few simple changes: leaving the backing piece out, adding a little gold spray paint — make this HJÄLMAREN towel rail look like a much more expensive piece. Find the full instructions from Your DIY Family.

Sometimes some legs are all it takes. This ALEX cabinet looks like a million bucks, thanks to the addition of some midcentury-style legs (the jaunty angle is a nice touch). From Layna Duggan, via her Instagram.

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