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15 Easy and Clever IKEA EKET Hacks

by on Jan 8, 2024

IKEA’s EKET storage system offers endless possibilities for organizing your home. The simple, under-30-inch cabinets, can be either stacked or wall-mounted, allowing for a wide variety of uses.

In this blog post, we are delving into the world of EKET hacks, and share 15 unique and practical DIY projects to transform these basic IKEA pieces. From innovative storage solutions to simple design tweaks, get ready to discover how a touch of DIY magic can turn ordinary EKET units into extraordinary additions that will stand out (in a good way) in any room in your house!

1. Try Adding Cane Doors

With the addition of beautiful cane front of the doors, you would never even know this gorgeous piece of furniture is from IKEA’s EKET storage system.

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2. A Dreamy Nightstand

@signedsamanthaxo proves that the possibilities are really endless with this simple hack! IKEA’s EKET makes the perfect end table/nightstand/side table hack.

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3. Cover with Embossed Wallpaper

If, at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. @hopelonginglife went through two other treatment options before she finally found the perfect fit for this cabinet: embossed paintable wallpaper. We’re obsessed and love the new hardware! Contact paper would also be a great choice!

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4. Cut and Repeat

Make a statement with IKEA EKET cubes by mounting them on the wall. These cubes were strategically cut in a few places and then overlapped to create a cool statement piece with some fun accessories.

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5. Clever Hidden Storage

@unclutteredhouse wall-mounted EKET cubes to create hidden storage for none other than…her husband’s Blu-Ray/DVD collection. This is an excellent hack for hiding unsightly clutter.

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6. Elevate the EKET with Texture and Patterns

@our_bears_home transformed an EKET cabinet into a true work of art by adding a coat of paint, a fun texture, and some legs.

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7. Hairpin Legs

We love an easy hack like adding the hairpin legs to these cabinets. The legs completely elevate the look!

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8. Fancy Legs for the Little Ones

Kids’ rooms always need more storage, and the IKEA EKET is the perfect answer. @greynestdesign transformed this plain cabinet unit by adding a fun set of yellow legs.

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9. Washi Tape It!

There’s nothing better than a good washi tape DIY, and this EKET hack is no different. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with the EKET door fronts, a roll of washi tape, and a couple hours?

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10. Entryway Storage with a Slim Profile

Want to make a small entry or hallway feel bigger? Try mounting your furniture piece on the wall like @tammenranta did with this EKET unit!

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11. The Lego-fication

These EKET shelves transformed into LEGO bricks would be a fun addition to a playroom.

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12. Stylish Console

Is it a console or an IKEA EKET cabinet? @abby_roadhome transformed her EKET cabinet into a living room console for a fraction of the cost.

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13. Simple Bedroom Desk

This cute desk was made with nothing more than a plain worktop and two EKET units. It’s the perfect addition to this bedroom!

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14. Nursery Storage

Storage in the nursery that’s as stylish as it is functional with this natural rattan baskets.

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15. Add Simple Bead Molding for a Sophisticated Look

A good IKEA hack doesn’t need to be complicated to make a statement. This hack includes bead molding, paint, and legs to create a true stunner that would be perfect in any space.

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  1. It is really disappointing to open an article like this and see no images at all, just a bunch of links to some social media site. I’m all for giving credit with a link, but I really need to see the image beforehand. Please embed your images directly so they can be viewed, then your content can have meaning.

    1. Hi Gen, I’m not sure why the images aren’t loading for you. Sorry you aren’t able to see them!