10 Etsy Finds Any Diehard IKEA Fan Will Flip For

published Sep 25, 2018
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IKEA is a gift that keeps on giving. Between their unbelievably low prices and insanely adorable home decor offerings, the Swedish megastore will always have a special place in our hearts.

Unsurprisingly, Etsy artisans have crafted some pretty amazing items for IKEA fans across the globe. We rounded up ten of the coolest gift ideas for IKEA lovers on all of Etsy. From furniture decals to discontinued stuff, here are a few of our favorite finds for IKEA fanfolks.

1. Repurposed FRAKTA Gear from VAUK

Who knew there was a way to hack IKEA’s FRAKTA bags into wearable gear? Clearly the good folks from Etsy seller VAUK, who offers everything from baseball caps to messenger bags to fanny packs (it even has a pencil holder!) constructed out of the brand’s iconic shopping bags.

2. Stylish (and Custom) Slipcovers

The only thing better than a find like IKEA’s beloved $99 HENRIKSDAL chair is a custom slipcover for it. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of stylish and affordable slipcover options for it—and so many other iconic IKEA pieces—on Etsy, many of which can be customized to match your decor (hello mudcloth POÄNG). Try sellers like RockinCushions, Hipica Interiors, or Kilimikea (who makes covers from kilim textiles by hand in Turkey).

3. Vintage and Discontinued IKEA Stuff

It’s a sad truth for IKEA lovers that sometimes our favorite products get discontinued. Luckily, some Etsy retailers like to stock up on soon-to-be-discontinued items—like these iconic RIBBA frames—so you can search the site regularly and find stuff the store no longer carries. You can also scoop up some amazing vintage finds if you’re willing to hunt (and maybe splurge a little bit—in the case of these $425 retro-amazing 1970s pendant lights).

4. IKEA-Instruction-Inspired Greeting Cards

For those moments when when you want to say “Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations,” but you’d rather do it in IKEA. Etsy designer Hyphil stocks a whole shop of cheeky greeting cards inspired by assembly instructions, so you’ll find just the right sentiment for any occasion.

5. Replacement Legs

Looking for an easy way to upgrade your favorite pieces of IKEA furniture? Etsy is brimming with sleek replacement sofa and chair legs, such as these midcentury style stunners, that are designed to fit a plethora of different furnishings. Just search “IKEA legs” to find more.

6. High-Style Furniture Decals

Love the look of the MALM dresser but want something with a little more personality? Tons of Etsy crafters sell chic removable furniture decals that you can stick on the drawer fronts to instantly elevate your dresser. Try sellers like Locco Stickers or Stickers Coloray for a start.

7. Wallstirrups Shelf Brackets

Ask any IKEA lover their go-to product for wall-mounted storage and they’ll probably tell you the LACK or EKBY shelf. And now thanks to Etsy, you can score your own handmade Wallstirrups from Quartertwenty (a.k.a. sleek brackets designed to support both styles of shelves) so you can stash more stuff on your floating shelves without worrying about them falling.

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8. KALLAX Cushions

Believe it or not, you can repurpose a KALLAX shelf unit into a stylish storage bench—all you need is a cute custom-sized cushion. Fortunately, Etsy has all sorts of snazzy bench cushions designed to fit on top of a KALLAX bookcase, so you can forge an entryway—complete with seating—at home in seconds.

9. This IKEA “FRAKTee”

Searching for the perfect gift for the IKEA-obsessed person in your life? Look no further than this FRAKTA bag trimmed tee shirt from twostringjane on Etsy, that simply screams: “I Love IKEA!” (and won’t require any tricky assembly).

10. Furniture Appliques

Dreaming of an IKEA hack that doesn’t remotely resemble a DIY project? These fretwork-inspired furniture appliques from HomeArtStickers are sized to fit the fronts of BESTA cabinets and MALM dresser drawers, and can be painted and personalized to your heart’s content.