10 Stunning IKEA Hacks from the Pros

A few stunning IKEA hacks and ideas this week, all from either stylists, architects and a magazine. Ten ideas to definitely bookmark and be inspired by. Check them out!  And happy Friday!

1. A Modern Coffee Table
by vtwonen
Make a coffee table using the tops from the FROSTA stools. Good visual instructions. Click here to see.

2. Painted Crates
by Livet Hemma
The new KNAGGLIG crates get a paint job. Love that blue! Click here to see more.

3. DIY Industrial Cabinet
by Livet Hemma
The sheet metal IKEA PS cabinet gets a throwback look with a little spray paint in retro colours.

4.  Kitchen Shelf
by Livet Hemma
The EKBY HEMNES / EKBY STILIG shelf painted in the same color as the wall for a discreet look.

5. BIG Reform Kitchen
by Bjarke Ingels Group for Reform
Have you heard of Reform? A Danish company that has collaborated with leading architect firms Bjakre Ingels Group (BIG), Henning Larson Architects, and Norm Architects to create high end hacks for the IKEA METOD kitchens.  We love the Bjakre Ingels Group (BIG) version featuring handles made from the same black nylon used for seat belts. See more here.

6. Hanger Photo Display
by Livet Hemma
A fun way to display this summer's best memories with STAJLIG hanger and SYRLIG curtain ring hooks.

7.  Tape Frames
by Livet Hemma
Get creative with masking tape to frame your art.

8. Mappa Manhattan (Idea)
by Livet Hemma
The new poster BILD is a reproduction of an old map of the district of Manhattan and the dark blue print fits nicely into a black RIBBA frame

9.  A Frosta Shelf
by vtwonen
This is a real creative hack on the FROSTA stool.  A hanging shelf for extra office storage. Click here to see how.

Photo Louis Lemaire/InsideHomePage.com | Styling  Marieke de Geus

10.  Handmade Lanterns
by vtwonen
Embroidery hoops are a nice base for a handmade lantern.  Add some nice fabric like this REVVIVA from IKEA and you're set! Turn on the google translate and click here to see how it's done.

Photo Barbara Groen | Styling Marieke de Geus

Jan Halvarson


Melissa Blake said...

Great ideas...ikea is the best!!!

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Bella B said...

greta ideas! you got awesome hacks!!


Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks Melissa!

Jan Halvarson said...

Bella B - thank you!

Unknown said...

I'd love to do the photo display one! So simple and so effective. Would look fab in my office.

Unknown said...

Pinterest emailed this post and I'd love to see the English version of the last entry (Handmade Lanterns
by vtwonen), but—and I'm new to google translator, so...—it said there were no vendors able to translate to english. Did it work for you and do you have a version or a link (in English) for the steps?


Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Lori -

I open up a new page open google translate, then I copy and paste the text into that new page in bits and pieces as you can only do so much at a time.