23 Clever DIY Ikea Hacks You Can Actually Do

 DIY IKEA hacks that look amazing and are actually doable!

I love a good DIY IKEA hack. Seriously, who wouldn't be excited to turn a $4 spice rack into adorable kid's book storage? When I was getting ready to transition my twins into their big kid bedroom IKEA was the first place that I looked. I found all kinds of amazing hacks for IKEA beds (we ended up getting the platform beds with storage), but so many of them were way out of my league. Yes, they look amazing but without unlimited time, serious skills, and power tools, it just wasn't something I could consider a doable DIY project for myself.

Right now I'm working on a few redecorating projects and I'm contemplating trying a few DIY IKEA hacks - but I wanted to find ones that were actually possible. I've pulled together some really clever ideas that look both look fantastic and are doable - even for me!

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DIY IKEA hacks that you can actually do! Love these ideas for everything from IKEA storage to IKEA furniture hacks, along with DIY decor and accessories. You won't believe how clever these easy DIY projects are!

Projects featured in photo collages are marked with an * for your convenience.

IKEA Furniture Hacks

Trofast Playroom Storage & Bench*
This one is totally doable. I know because it's mine.

DIY Marbled IKEA Vilmar Chair* (Dream a Little Bigger)
When I first saw the after picture (top collage, left hand side) I thought there is no way I could do that. No way. Then I read the tutorial. It's genius!

IKEA Hack Shelf Storage* (Damask Love)
It is amazing what a little paint can do!

Craft Room Work Table IKEA Hack* (Landeelou)
This is at the absolute top of my to do list for my new craft room. The storage is epic!

IKEA Hack Nightstand* (Kristi Murphy)
Not one, not two, but four different ways to create a stylish nightstand or end table.

IKEA Hack Expedit Cube to Industrial Storage* (Grillo Designs)
This is a totally clever hack that would go great in a boys' room.

Easiest Kitchen Island Ever  (Haus Fraus Maven)
The idea of a DIY kitchen island seems crazy, but this is totally doable and so cute!

IKEA Hack Whitewashed Wardrobe (Thinking Closet)
I had this wardrobe and now I am kicking myself that I sold it at a yard sale.

DIY Wooden Stool (Burkatron)
This is a $5 stool transformed into something incredible. I want one for my deck!

Gold Upholstered Bench Tutorial (Dwellings by Devore)
This is a crazy smart way to get a custom bench for your bedroom. Love it.

Wood and Metal IKEA Hack Industrial Shelf  (Remodelaholic)
My mom did something similar to this in her house and it looks fantastic. Totally doable!

DIY Media Console IKEA Hack (Inbetween Chaos)
This truly looks like something you would pay a thousand dollars for. So clever.

DIY Ottoman Coffee Table IKEA Hack (A Purdy Little House)
This is a great idea for a coffee table when you have little ones.

DIY Gold Chair (The Key Item)
This would be an awesome project for a teen's bedroom or a dorm room.

Kids Storage and Reading Corner IKEA Hack (IKEA Hackers)
Who doesn't need more kid's storage? Love this idea to take advantage of some corner space.

Color Accent Nightstand (Moms & Crafters)
A little pop of color makes all the difference in this hack.

IKEA Storage & Decor Hacks

Hanging Book Holder from a Trash Can
See how I turned a trash can into storage in our art corner!

DIY Burned IKEA Cork Trivets* (Where the Smiles Have Been)
These are super cute and would make a great gift idea too. I use my Cricut for projects like this.

Succulent Box* (A Pumpkin and a Princess)
A super easy project for an indoor planter.

Kids Art Cart (Fun With Mama)
Get your art supplies organized with this easy project!

IKEA Hack Wall Planter (Grillo Designs)
If you have lots of plants and not a lot of floor space (or kids that will knock them over) this hack is brilliant.

DIY Screen Print Rug (Clever Pink Pirate)
This hack would be awesome for Halloween, or you could change the design to do just about anything.

Personalized Lazy Susan IKEA Hack  (Where the Smiles Have Been)
Love this idea for the kitchen or it would make another great personalized gift.

My Favorite Hack for Easy DIY Projects

I love using my Cricut for personalized and unique projects all around my house - everything from planner stickers to decor! Check it out here and imagine what you could do.

See all my home decor ideas here and get inspired for your next project!

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