Can You Spot It? 10 Nearly Unrecognizable IKEA Hacks

Can You Spot It? 10 Nearly Unrecognizable IKEA Hacks

Taryn Williford
Oct 4, 2016
(Image credit: vtwonen)

To pull off a truly spectacular IKEA hack, you need tools, talent and an unflappable vision. You need to be able to look at a footstool and see a shelving unit. Can you tell what IKEA products inspired each of these nearly unrecognizable hacks?

Above: From stool to hanging shelves.

Workspace shelving from Dutch magazine vtwonen, made from a FROSTA stool.

(Image credit: The Clever Bunny)

From clothes hamper to side table.

This table was crafted from an ANTONIUS laundry hamper by The Clever Bunny.

(Image credit: Sarah Sherman Samuel)

From bowl to pendant light.

Kind of a Tom Dixon knock-off, crafted from an ANGENAM platter by Sarah Sherman Samuel for A Beautiful Mess.

(Image credit: Kristi Murphy)

From bowls to a globe that's also storage.

Kristi Murphy painted two BLANDA MATT bamboo bowls and fastened them with a hinge to create this clever trinket-storing solution.

(Image credit: Kristi Murphy)

From throw to maxi skirt.

With a little practice draping, an EIVOR striped throw blanket becomes a chic skirt, again from Kristi Murphy.

(Image credit: Melissa Esplin)

From pillowcase to tote bag.

Melissa Esplin was inspired by a challenge from IKEA themselves to make this leather-bottomed tote from a MALIN FIGUR pillowcase.

(Image credit: Samuel Bernier)

From stool to kids' toy bicycle.

The FROSTA stool is reinvented again, this time as a push bike featured on Mashable, by artists Andreas Bhend and Samuel Bernier.

(Image credit: Daniel Kanter)

From vanity mirror to wall sconce.

Daniel of Manhattan Nest removes the mirror part of the FR√ĄCK and adds an exposed bulb and colorful cord to create this bedside sconce.

(Image credit: Marloes van Heteren)

From vases to a bathroom wall.

You look at REKTANGEL and see a place to stick flowers, this IKEA Hacker (Marloes van Heteren in Amsterdam) sees the perfect bricks for a translucent bathroom wall divider.

(Image credit: Kristi Murphy)

From faux-sheepskin rug to vest.

A pair of IKEA's faux-fur TEJN rugs make for a cozy winter vest, as seen in this DIY from Kristi Murphy on Brit + Co.

Re-edited from a post originally published 10.4.15-NT

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