One Afternoon, One Paint Color: 8 Simple But Sweet IKEA Hacks

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While elaborate IKEA hacks that completely transform a furniture piece into something else entirely are impressive, tiny IKEA hacks that customize with only one paint color (that you might already have around the house and could do in an afternoon) are sweet and just the right speed for a relaxing but still productive weekend! Here are eight IKEA hacks involving just one color of paint that may inspire your own simple and sweet IKEA hack this weekend!

Pictured above: Some yellow paint is added to some simple wall shelves from IKEA to make them pop! Spotted on Design*Sponge.

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The folks at The Sweet Beast did do some actual sawing and hacking to make this IKEA piece look the way it does in the photo, but they also gave it a huge impact by partially painting it one sweet salmon color. Go all the way like they did or just paint to save time. The SVALBO is no longer available but the REKARNE could totally be transformed with paint instead.

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Spice up your home office with a little neon mixed with an IKEA cabinet. Seen on pretty nice.

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Some might say black's not a color, but you could do this cute hand-drawn pattern treatment in any hue you wanted on some affordable IKEA-found boxes for storage anywhere in the home. Spotted on Whimsy Darling.

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Simple dip-dye is still so stylish and good-looking. This idea found on little empty room. (They did a little leg rearranging, but you could just steal this painting principle for minimal work.)

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This chair definitely benefits from an upgrade on the upholstery, but you can't deny an all-over fun color makes a simple wood IKEA chair rock! Seen on Happy Serendipity. This exact chair isn't available anymore, but try the POANG rocker instead.

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IKEA's clear glass BRAN Lamp gets a mega makeover with color in this idea spotted on Cape 27.

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A metallic coat of paint always makes anything, even an affordable piece found at IKEA, seem much more expensive. This simple yet sleek idea spotted on just bella.

Need more IKEA hack ideas to peruse this weekend? Try one of these:

(Image credits: Design*Sponge; The Sweet Beast Blog; pretty nice; Whimsy Darling; a little empty room; Happy Serendipity ; Cape 27; just bella)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.