IKEA Hacks Just Waiting to Happen

IKEA Hacks Just Waiting to Happen

Janel Laban
Jul 10, 2009

We love a good IKEA hack and are constantly impressed with what people manage to pull off when they use IKEA pieces as a starting point for custom design projects. Now, we are definitely not promising that these ideas for future hacks...

...are the most inventive or earth-shattering, but they are ones that immediately leapt to mind when viewing these products. We thought we'd share and use it as a starting point for the always-inventive Apartment Therapy readers to in turn, share any Ikea Hacks that might be on their mental drawing board.

1. The Manger headboard (79.) as garden decor - trellis or fencing.
2. The Trondheim dresser (249.) with wallpaper/decoupage on the recessed part of the drawer fronts.
3. We always thought that a bunch of the textural paper Anno Stra panel curtains (14.99) would make for an elegant wallcovering instead of high priced grasscloth wallpaper.
4. A temporary DIY flooring option for a rental - using the Platta decking tiles (5.99) indoors as a quick fix for covering ugly vinyl tiles.
5. Less of a hack and more of a room shift - we think the stainless steel Dacke kitchen shelving unit (299.) is easily elegant enough for display in the living room.

Please add your potential IKEA hacks to the comments below....

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