Check out this week’s top IKEA hacks: innovative children’s storage, bathroom cabinets, cozy benches, and a unique lamp project with a personal touch.
Welcome to the top 5 IKEA hacks of the week – January 28th Edition
Let’s dive in!
1. IKEA Coffee Table IKEA Hack
Why we like it: Looking for a child-friendly coffee table solution, the creator crafted an innovative table using IKEA Blanda bowls and a plywood plate, ensuring no sharp edges.
This straightforward hack not only prioritizes safety but also integrates seamlessly into the home decor, demonstrating a smart way to adapt living spaces to family needs.
2. IKEA Bathroom Cabinet Hack
Why we like it: This creator made a cozy DIY bathroom cabinet that cleverly hides the cat litter box.
Using IKEA’s Besta cabinets as a base, they mention that other IKEA systems like Platsa or Metod could also work.
With a jigsaw, they made the necessary cutouts for the bathroom’s plumbing and then screwed the cabinets together to make them stable.
For the outside, they picked 12mm plywood for the main parts and 16mm for the doors, getting everything cut to the right size at a hardware store. They drilled holes for the hinges and finished the wood with a special oil to keep water damage at bay.
3. Customized Bench from IKEA Kitchen Parts
Why we like it: This bench created from IKEA Metod kitchen units, is a clever twist on the typical IKEA hack. This project skillfully incorporates pull-out boxes and 40×40 hatches from the “Clay Cabin” series, arranged with intentional gaps for a custom-built appearance.
The sides are finished with beadboard, matching the walls, and trimmed with the same baseboards as the rest of the house, enhancing the bespoke feel. Painted in the wall’s color and adorned with brass handles, this bench seamlessly integrates into the home, offering both style and practical storage solutions.
4. Transforming Billy Shelves into Custom Decor
Why we like it: This IKEA hack on Billy shelves caught our eye for its imaginative and personalized approach. The creator started with three Billy units in white and added Oxberg doors for a cohesive look.
Instead of the usual methods, they cleverly used an adjustable shower bar from a hardware store, eliminating the need for drilling.
The shelves were given a unique flair with matte paint. The process involved filling holes, sanding down, and applying two coats of paint with a combination of brush and roller for a smooth finish. The shelves were then assembled with longer screws and securely attached to the wall, resulting in a beautifully customized piece ready for styling.
5. Children’s Bookcase and Toy Storage Hack
Why we like it: A clever, simple hack transformed the IKEA IVAR pine box on wheels into a dual-purpose children’s bookcase and toy storage.
They cleverly put a bar at the front bottom and left out the second bar, which made the top part just right. It’s a great idea for keeping kids’ books and toys organized and easy to reach.
Bonus: IKEA Lamp Hack
Why we like it: This father-son IKEA lamp hack will definitely put a smile on your face! They had a ton of fun working on this project together, enjoying not just the crafting but also the recording process.
They used a simple ACKJA lamp base from IKEA Spain, paired with an adjustable TRADFRI LED bulb and a STYRBAR remote control for light intensity and temperature, all at affordable prices. For a splash of color, they opted for economical RGB bulbs compatible with mobile phones, available at various retailers.
The finishing touch involved spray painting, then applying a matte varnish for a sleek look, using products from Beissier, Leroy Merlin, and Montana Colors. The result is a lamp with warm white light by day and neutral white by night, perfect for any room. It’s a versatile piece that’s as fun to make as it is to use.
Thank you for taking the time to explore this week’s Top 5 IKEA hacks with us. We sincerely hope these ideas have sparked your creativity and provided you with valuable inspiration.- Mike & Nicole