IKEA is loved by everyone! I can’t name any other furniture manufacturer that would regularly release chic modern furniture, which is practical, useful and fits most of interiors easily.
The basic, cubicle-shaped Ikea Kallax bookshelf is one of my all-time favorite pieces for decorating and organizing alike. It’s so versatile because it comes in lots of configurations and can be stood up or laid on it’s side. And grouped together, two of them work perfectly in a corner. The Ikea Kallax doors currently come in a variety of colors – including white, brown, black, and even turquoise and yellow – but they may not fit your room. If not – just cover them with adhesive vinyl in the shade that you like. Read the whole tutorial to find out how to do that.
DIY IKEA Kallax hack with colorful vinyl (via
An IKEA Kallax hack that will turn your IKEA Kallax/Expedit storage cube from average, to cool, fun and industrial! The bookshelf is covered with metal and its top is clad with wood, which you can stain or paint if you want.
DIY industrial Kallax hack with metal (via
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DIY Kallax hack with new legs and bold yellow paint (via
Looking for the perfect way to add some rustic charm to a plain IKEA shelf? You’re going to love this IKEA hack! This IKEA shelf was given an ultimate rustic feel as it was wrapped with wood – such a col idea!
DIY Kallax shelf wrapped with wood (via
DIY Kallax shelf turned into a bar cart (via
For all you sad IKEA hacksters who are desolate about the Expedit (above) retiring, never fear, IKEA has a replacement that can be hacked up just as fabulously. Expedit-ers will be happy to know that the new Kallax will maintain the same internal dimensions. The major difference is that the wood that makes up the outer edge of the design is going to be slimmed down. How do you get that striking neon yellow inside effect? Enter Panyl, a fabulous new product that allows you to transform plain vanilla furniture into something poppy and fun. Read the whole tutorial to find out how to make it.
DIY IKEA Kallax hack with neon paint (via
Do you ever live with a piece of furniture for so long that it never even crosses your mind, but then one day you look and realize, “Wow, that is so ugly. Why do I have that?” That’s the story of this vinyl record shelf. IKEA Kallax shelving unit is a great piece to change into a vinyl record shelf with a cool look. Make it yourself using this tutorial.
DIY vinyl record stand from a Kallax bookshelf (via
IKEA hacks are very popular because IKEA furniture is like canvas for painting pictures. IKEA Kallax shelf is great to change it into a stylish coffee table with a plenty of storage. Boxes placed inside are great for storage and very comfortable ones.
DIY IKEA Kallax shelf into a coffee table (via
The Kallax series is really similar to the Expedit, except the shelves are a bit thinner and it uses less wood in manufacturing. Turn the Kallax shelving on its side, add some table legs and transform it into a sideboard table! Read the whole tutorial to find out how to make it.
DIY Kallax shelf as a storage piece (via
IKEA BORGJSO bookshelves are amazing but you can make them bolder using something different for the backing. Wallpaper, wrapping paper, paint and fabric were all on the table as options. This tutorial will tell you how to change the backing for geometric fabric to make these bookshelves chic and bold.
DIY IKEA BORGJSO bookshelf hack (via
IKEA Expedit shelf can be hacked easily to make storage more comfortable. Canvases can be hung as doors for some parts of this shelf. The author painted canvases turquoise to fit her space but you can choose some other colors. Such a piece will fit both an office and a home – choose your own color and go change your shelf!
DIY stylish Expedit bookshelf hack (via
Billy Bookcase Hacks
IKEA Billy which is a very plain, basic bookcase. Time to make it gorgeous! This tutorial will tell you how to paint it and add interesting lining. Attach interesting wallpaper inside to make it more special and enjoy your bold look.
DIY Billy bookcase hack with paint and new backing (via
IKEA is a go-to retailer for so many of us on the hunt for affordable decor, storage and organizational pieces for our homes. There are endless possibilities for transforming or “hacking” their goods into custom, one-of-a-kind pieces. Want to know what’s even better than an IKEA hack? Give Billy bookcase a bold new look using some wallpaper and a fun, bright color using this tutorial.
DIY colorful Billy hack with wallpaper backing (via
Billy bookcase is a great piece to customize: this tutorial will tell you how to change yours using fabric covered cardboard inserts that can be easily changed almost instantly giving them a brand new look. You can do this bookcase makeover on any bookshelf, cabinet, or china closet to add a permanent or temporary change.
DIY Billy makeover with printed backing (via
DIY Billy bookcase makeover in blue shades (via
Some contact paper with colors and prints that you like is right what you need to hack a simple Billy bookcase. Add cool backing and the bookcase will get an absolutely new and fresh look. Wallpaper leftovers will also fit for changing backing.
DIY printed backing bookcase makeover (via
If you have a plain old bookcase that you’re tired of, don’t despair, you can easily change it up with a Homeright Finish Max and some reclaimed wood. Here the author changed a Billy bookcase using reclaimed wood to make it look more interesting and textural. An ideal piece for a rustic feel in your space!
DIY Billy cabinet wrapped with weathered wood (via
Do you have a standard white or brown bookshelf at home? Looking for a simple, quick and easy way to dress it up and give it a stylish update? Here’s a no-sew trick using fabric to line the back of your shelving unit to make it unique and fun! In one afternoon or evening you can turn your bookcase, storage unit or armoire into a stunner and update your room all at once!
DIY fabric lined bookcase hack (via