Top 5 IKEA Hacks of the Week

Hello, creative souls! It’s time to present the top 5 IKEA hacks of the week. September 3rd edition.

Let’s dive in!

#1 – IKEA STÄLL Shoe Organizers

Why we like it: They took two STÄLL shoe organizers and turned them into something that looks straight out of a high-end catalog. The oak pole wrap cut from Home Depot, combined with pine screen trim, adds a custom flair that you just can’t get off the shelf. And can we talk about that curve-cut pine plank on top? Absolute genius. Sealed with Farrow & Ball’s ‘Card Room Green,’ it elevates the whole piece. The antique bronze cup pulls were the perfect finishing touch.

#2 – IKEA IHÅLLIG Summer Bag

Why we like it: We can’t help but admire the ingenuity behind this DIY summer bag! Just when you think you’ve seen all the possible ways to repurpose IKEA items, someone comes along with a fresh take. Using just two Ikea IHÅLLIG items and a pair of leather handles, this hack transforms basic storage solutions into a chic and functional accessory. We especially love how accessible this project is—no sewing or complex assembly required!

#3 – IKEA Montessori Bookshelf

Why we like it: What’s not to love about this Montessori bookshelf hack? With its blend of simplicity and practicality, it’s a DIY dream. You’ve got two wooden boards and six Mosslanda bookshelves from Ikea, and voila! The brilliance here is the addition of the small wooden board for stabilization and as a base for attaching wheels. Now, not only do you have an accessible and attractive home for books, but you’ve also got a movable unit. Roll it from room to room or tuck it away in a corner when it’s not needed. A smart, versatile solution for any home, especially if you’re keen on the Montessori approach.

#4 – IKEA HEMNES Drawers Makeover

Why we like it: This IKEA HEMNES Drawers Makeover is hitting all the right notes for us. Given a new lease on life to match a transformed Billy bookcase, the attention to detail here is stellar. First off, sprucing up the existing black with Frenchic Paint’s ‘blackjack’ brought out a more vivid and polished color. But the real show-stealer is the evenly spaced wooden attachments on the drawer fronts, offering a textural contrast that feels both rustic and modern. The staining with ‘browning wax’ provides that final touch, enhancing the wood’s natural beauty. Swapping out the hardware was the cherry on top, polishing off a makeover that’s as functional as it is stylish.

#5 – IKEA Window Mirror

Why we like it: We really like this Ikea hack that turns an ordinary mirror into an extraordinary window-style centerpiece. What sets this apart is its simplicity—just a few bars, a thin backboard, and Lonsas mirrors from IKEA. The result? A stunning mirror that doubles as a window, adding depth and character to any entryway. It’s an ingenious way to bring more light into a space while creating a stylish focal point. Whether you’re a DIY novice or a seasoned pro, this project is an achievable way to elevate your decor.

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