7 New (To Us) IKEA DIYs by IKEA Stylists

Ikea stylists are some of the best out there. They always seem to have a knack for dreaming up great DIYs, so we hit up Livet Hemma (Ikea Sweden's blog) for some inspiration. Here's a few (new to us) IKEA DIYs we love!

1. Panel Headboard
This idea is pretty brilliant.  Two BEKANT office panels are brought together to make a headboard. The curved shape creates a sense of privacy and the surface absorbs sound, providing a soft and quiet backdrop to a bed. Click here for more info.

2. Painted Vases
Clear glass vases like this one from their IKEA 365+ series are painted with acrylic paints to match the decor. Click here to see more.

3. Leather Strap Vintage Ikea Chair
The OGLA is a vintage Ikea Chair and if you're lucky to still have one, this project is a way to update the look. Click here for more info.

4. Macrame Buy or DIY
The new collection ANVĂ„NDBAR is both a simple hanging basket in natural string and wood, and a hanging tray for a group of plants. Want to make them yourself (as in the second picture below)? Click here for more info or as Ikea suggests, visit You Tube for ideas.

5. FROSTA Makeover
The FROSTA stool gets a makeover with some leather seating. You can get leather cut to the correct dimensions at a leather workshop if you don't have the correct tools. Ikea suggests trying to choose a sturdier leather quality that gives the podium more character. As an extra detail, they chose to drill a hole in the handle seat. The hole is 35mm in diameter and the leather was punched out in the same size. Click here for more info.

6. DIY Terrazzo Trend
We mentioned this one a few weeks ago, but in case you missed it, we've added it to the mix. Play with the illusion of terrazzo with bright splashes of paint (like this grey on black LACK) to give the impression of stone, perfect as a pair to make a budget-friendly coffee table! Click here for more info. Click here for more info.

7. Napkin Holders
Pick up some leather bands and measure so that it fits two turns around to fit the size of a napkin ring. The ends are joined by screw rivets. Leather and studs can be found in craft shops. Click here for more info.


Jan Halvarson

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