The Marius Stool from IKEA is a functional, affordable piece - but it's not all that pretty. Utilitarian might be the word that comes to mind. Which means that it is perfect for a hack. Keep reading to find out how to transform your Marius into a plant stand with a bit of rustic flair.
Upholstery has always been intimidating to me. I love the look of tufted furniture, but I always expect DIY upholstery to be one of those long, frustrating projects that takes weeks to complete. So I was pleasantly surprised when I finished this IKEA bench in under two hours with minimal annoyance! Read on to find out the trick.
The IKEA Moppe series of drawers are plain and utilitarian, made of raw wood... almost inviting hacks and projects. But this particular hack transforms it drastically into a glamorous black quilted Coco Chanel-inspired set of drawers. Click though to check out the fabulous final piece.
I'm sure you've noticed the gold sea urchin. Those little guys are a hot commodity in the world of design and interior decor. But they're fragile, and they can cost a pretty penny. So how do you take the look for a test drive? With this easy peasy urchin hack, or course! Can you tell which one was handmade and which was a store-bought item?
Here at Curbly, we're fans of IKEA hacks. It's fun to see others take something ordinary and put their own creative spin on it. And after seeing this bar cart transformation, I'm ready to make this version for myself! You have to see what it looks like now in all its coffee-serving glory!
Marble is definitely the creme de la creme when it comes to countertops. But it can also break the bank when it comes to designing your kitchen or bathroom to include it. After seeing this amazing tutorial to paint MDF to look like marble, yes, PAINT it, (for $30!!!) I'm totally convinced that this is the way around the financial sacrifice. And it looks amazingly realistic that you might be able to fool even the most experienced of marble lovers.
IKEA is often thought of as solely a furniture retailer, but they have so much more than just furniture... and many of their pieces lend themselves to entertaining. And with the holidays sneaking up on us, I thought I'd share some clever IKEA hacks that would be perfect for your next gathering. Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite hacks for entertaining.
The size of the Grundtal kitchen cart from IKEA was perfect for the little nook in my bathroom, but I was not digging the plastic top at all. And the plastic casters weren't quite right for the bathroom either. So an IKEA hack was born. Continue reading to see how I transformed it into a beautiful bathroom shelving unit with a bamboo top.
I've had this black IKEA Malm dresser for years. And when I moved into a new house, the black just didn't feel right anymore. So I decided to transform it into more of a campaign style piece using chrome hardware and (believe it or not) self-adhesive contact paper. Keep reading to check out the transformation and the tutorial.
I know that I proclaim my love/hate/mostly-love relationship with IKEA furniture, but can you blame me? There are just so many ways to make it your own. You've seen tons of hacks of the EXPEDIT and the LACK, and I feel like the VITTSJO series is having a moment. From gold to marble to wood accents, here are 12 of my current favorite hacks!
It's almost as if IKEA designed the Tarva dresser specifically for creative DIY types to transform. It's made of raw wood and has very little personality. But just wait until you see how Ashley transformed the Tarva into an unbelievably glamorous piece.
IKEA hacks are always a hit here on Curbly, and it's easy to see why. They're creative, affordable and completely customizable for your own home. So here are ten fantastic ones that I've been ogling recently.
Ah...the wireless era! We're almost there, really, but it's taking too long. Why does the back of my desk have to look like an initiation test for a bomb squad?
Is this a gender issue? I mean, do guys find this photo appealing? Even Attractive? (Ed. - absolutely not.)
Why did a box filled with electrical cords in our recent garage sale yielded the highest profit in the shortest amount of time?
Polsia wanted to elevate a couple of speakers to give them a 'mod look'. The thought was perhaps using a couple of vases, but when Polsia spotted the IKEA's Lampan Lamp ($7.99), inspiration struck. Instructions
Friend o' Curbly Jessica Jones says, "I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the village."
I work from home, so I'm extremely grateful to have a dedicated office and craft room. But, I realize that's not always possible when space is at a premium. Luckily, if you have a space to store your books, you have space to create a custom, storable office, in the form of a fold-out desk.
Joey took a plain old Ikea paper lantern and turned it into a garden of cherry blossoms. She used a bit of paint and faux cherry blossoms. However, if you'd rather make your own
I'm a terrible sleeper. I struggle with falling asleep, and staying asleep. I got it from my dad, and I've tried meditation, different levels of mattress and pillow softness, earplugs, heavy curtains, and everything I can think of. And I've learned a few things over the years of trying to feel rested: I need a little bit of distraction to occupy my mind to fall asleep, and once I'm there, I need an absolutely black and silent room to stay...
Welcome to our newest blog series, My Total Office Makeover, in which Curbly's editor-in-chief, Chris Gardner, realizes that as a full-time design and craft blogger working from home, he'd better transform his second bedroom into an inspiring space where work can actually get done.
Part IV: Getting Organized
Twins. Double the double the love; double the stuff. Joslyn and Jakob needed high chairs, but instead of buying two of them, their daddy, Jared, hacked a table from Ikea and turned it into