Before & After: A Year of IKEA Hacks


BEST OF 2015

We love seeing the ingenious things our readers do with simple pieces — and there’s nothing quite like a good IKEA hack. This year pieces from that Swedish retailer provided the foundation for all kinds of projects, from a coffee table that got a new coat of paint to a set of bookcases that was almost unrecognizable after getting the built-in treatment. Here are 12 of the top IKEA hacks of 2015.

To learn more about each project, click the links below the photos.

IKEA Hack: The Best BILLY Built-Ins of All Time

Before & After: Blank Wall to Besta Bar

Before & After: VITTSJO Coffee Table is Mint to Be

Before & After: A Billy Bookshelf Revolution

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Goes from Elementary to Elegant

Before & After: IKEA Cabinet Turned West Elm-Inspired Buffet

Before & After IKEA HACK: LOCKSTA Lounge Goes Luxurious

Before & After: IKEA KALLAX to Modular Credenza

Before & After: A Free Kitchen Cart’s Sunny Save

Before & After: From Everyday IKEA Billy Bookcases to Beautiful Built-ins

Before & After: IKEA STUVA Cabinet Becomes Built-In Desk

Before & After: IKEA Shoe Rack Turned Slat Table
Credit: Apartment Therapy