IKEA Hacks

As someone who owns a fair amount of IKEA furniture, I’m always inspired by folks who can personalize these often bare-bones products and take them from ordinary to extraordinary. I make regularly-scheduled visits to IKEAhackers.net, and my DIY flame just got doused in kerosene by ApartmentTherapy‘s recent roundup of their top IKEA hacks of 2012. Since the best part of these are the before & after shots, I’m re-posting some of my favorite IKEA hacks below. A-mazing.

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Lack end table: before

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Lack end table after: with a collage and glass top

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Lack end table after: with a bottom shelf and nailhead trim

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Office organizer: before

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Office organizer after: with antique stain and brass nameplates

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Rast dresser: before

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Rast dresser after: painted with brass chest accents

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Rast dresser after: painted with added trim and molding

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3-drawer dresser: before

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3-drawer dresser after: painted and stenciled

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Birch credenza: before

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Birch credenza after: different shades of wood-grain contact paper