It's finally spring! Time to dust off the door handle, step outside to your apartment balcony and start enjoying the great weather. While you're out there, take stock at what you might need for the outdoor season ahead. A small table? Stools? A vertical garden? Planters? Whatever you need, you can source it affordably from IKEA–with just a little bit of crafty hack action to make your patio super chic.
Above, two hacked versions of IKEA's now-defunct ROXO stool by designer Michael Garvey from Refinery 29: one covered in rope and the other two with metallic vent tape. Today, you could use the FROSTA ($19.99) or MARIUS ($4.99) stools instead.
Trendenser gave the VINDALSÖ cart (available in many countries, like the UK, but not in US stores–natch!) a sleek black makeover with spray paint. You could also try the BYGEL cart ($29.99) or the pricier KLASEN cart ($109) as an outdoor bar, garden cart or a place to store al fresco dining dishware.
HousePet turned an old IKEA TRADIG wire fruit bowl into a planter with just a coco liner cut to size. You might have one of these off-the-market bowls at home. If not, try a MÄRKLIG ($7.99), RISATORP ($12.99) or ALGOT ($6).