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.
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.
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.
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.