10 Great Ikea hacks

Sorry that I was pretty MIA last week. We had some really big project meetings and the blog kinda took a back seat. So I apologize for not posting.

Anyway, I am a big fan of DIY projects and some of the best that I have seen are when people take cheap or old furniture and change it into something beautiful for their home. Ikea furniture seems to be a top candidate for these types of projects. Today I wanted to share with you 10 of my favorite "Ikea hacks."

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

Can you believe that dresser is actually from ikea?! It looks so chic and expensive. This just proves that great design doesn't have to cost a fortune.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

I love this desk-turned-bar-cart. Its both functional and modern. That artwork it pretty great too...

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

These little file drawers look like something you would find rummaging through an antique store, you would never know that they started as Moppe drawers.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

These bookcases really make a statement in this room. The nice thing about reworking inexpensive furniture is that it allows you to go bold and take risks in your designs without having to invest a lot of money.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

I am dying over this hardware. This campaign dresser goes to show that hardware really DOES make a huge difference. Β If you are looking to update a piece of furniture or your kitchen but your budget is tight... try updating the hardware. You will be amazed at the difference it can make.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

Hold. Up. This gorgeous marble coffee table originally came from Ikea? I cant take this. That is amazing.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

Same with this side table. I am going to have to try this out for myself sometime soon.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

The gold knobs and legs on this dresser are really stunning.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

This little pouf is so cute. I love the graphic pattern.

10 Great Ikea Hacks | Sarah Barksdale Design

This might be the mother of all Ikea hacks. Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook (one of my favorite blogs) used 4 Ikea Pax cabinets side by side and turned them into a wall of faux built-in closets. You should check out her entire article on how she did it, its pretty unbelievable.

So what do you think? Have you ever taken an old or inexpensive piece of furniture and turned it into something beautiful for your home?

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