These Clever IKEA Table Hacks Solve Two Issues At Once

updated May 3, 2019
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It’s great when you can make an IKEA item look even better than it does in the store, but when you also give it another purpose? Pure gold.

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VT Wonen demonstrates how to transform basic cabinets into multi-purpose furniture. They added legs, a wood top and a cushion to a trio of $15 EKET units that creates either surface or storage. You decide.

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It’s hard to believe this piece of furniture from DIY Candy started out as two LACK tables. Now it’s both a side table, and a closed cabinet that hides tons of clutter —all for under $60.

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Mette of Monsters Circus created a table from scratch using the legs from a FROSTA stool, and a wood shelf shaped like a house. Not only is it a surface, but it’s also a fun little place for plants.

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This wood and glass NENSA nightstand not only got a pretty green paint job, but also an added layer that looks almost like a shadowbox display. They used the addition to display some cut paper tropical leaves.

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IKEA hacked two MOSSLANDA picture ledges to create a wall-mounted bedside table, which offers both a place for nighttime reading, and some built-in lighting to see you way across the room at night.

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This LACK table from Shark Tails got both a new tabletop material, which dramatically changed its appearance. It also now has a new inset planter.

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Paint is the easiest way to customize an object to work with your decor, as Joy shows with these brightly colored metal LALLERÖD coffee tables. She solved a common living room problem when she added these inexpensive IKEA tables as extra storage.