Top 5 IKEA Hacks of the Week


Discover 5 IKEA hacks: Upgrade BILLY with a chic overlay, tidy cables with LACK, DIY kids wardrobe with KALLAX, stylish office with LAGKAPTEN/ALEX, and outdoor lamp with SOLVINDEN.

Welcome to the top 5 IKEA hacks of the week – May 26th Edition

Okay, let’s dive in!

IKEA BILLY DIY Hack: Overlay Upgrade for a Seamless Look

This IKEA BILLY bookcase gets a chic upgrade with a custom-cut overlay. The hack involves painting an overlay cut for just €5 at the hardware store. Simply glue the painted overlay to the bookcase for a clean, cohesive look without repainting the entire piece.

Why we love this hack: It’s simple and efficient! Perfect for those who love easy DIYs.

IKEA LACK Hack: Tidy Up Your Cables and Powerstrip

Say goodbye to messy cables with this clever IKEA LACK hack! Using two short and one long LACK shelf, brackets, screws, and a retractable power strip, you can get those cables and power strip off the floor for good.

Why we love this hack: It’s a game-changer for keeping your space tidy and organized. Plus, it only costs around €90. It’s perfect for anyone tired of tripping over cords or looking for a sleek, streamlined look.

IKEA KALLAX Hack: DIY Kids Wardrobe

Check out this creative DIY kids wardrobe made from an IKEA KALLAX shelf! They built the wardrobe at eye level for their daughter, making it easy for her to choose her own clothes. The freshly washed clothes can even be folded and stored in labeled bins by the child.

What was used:

  • A KALLAX shelf
  • A wooden rod
  • 2 wall brackets for a curtain rod
  • 2 KALLAX shelf inserts
  • A few bins
  • Clothes hooks

Why we love this hack: It encourages independence and organization for kids. When it’s no longer needed as a wardrobe, it can be repurposed as a doll closet or a regular shelf for toys. Nice work!

IKEA Hack: Stylish Office Makeover with LAGKAPTEN/ALEX Desk

Check out this stylish office makeover featuring the IKEA LAGKAPTEN/ALEX desk combo!

What was used:

  • LAGKAPTEN/ALEX Desk
  • MOSSLANDA Shelf
  • LACK Wall Shelves (two sizes)
  • VALNOTSTRAD Organic Mirror
  • ADELSYREN Candle
  • Tasseaux from maestropanel.be
  • FEJKA Plants
  • STODJA Cutlery Tray
  • NOJIG Organizers
  • FAGNING Cork Support

This setup combines functionality with aesthetics. The addition of greenery and stylish accessories brings life and personality to the office. Nice work!

IKEA SOLVINDEN Lampshade Transformed into an Outdoor Lamp

This creative outdoor lamp hack features the IKEA SOLVINDEN lampshade and takes inspiration from a cherished family tradition. With a little patience and some DIY magic, you can create a unique and charming addition to your outdoor patio that will have everyone asking, “Where did you get that?” Amazing work!



Thank you for joining us in exploring this week’s Top 5 IKEA hacks. We hope these ideas have ignited your creativity and offered valuable inspiration for your own DIY projects.

– Mike & Nicole

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