One of my favorite things about living in St Paul is that we’re about 20 minutes away from IKEA. The good news for anyone who doesn’t live close to an IKEA is that they’ve started offering a lot more of their furniture for purchase online.
IKEA has some great basic pieces, but sometimes they need a little extra oomf so your house doesn’t end up looking like an IKEA catalog.
Young House Love turned an Expedit (now Kallax) into a stylish changing station for their baby, but this same look would make a great credenza or TV stand too.
Card Catalog style drawers + secretary desk? I can hardly think of a better upgrade for a TARVA dresser.
If paint is more your skill level it can still make a huge difference and transform a simple shelf into something a little more glam. A VITTSJO unit was used here, but you could also ramp up a $15 HYLLIS too!
The RAST dresser is one of the most hacked IKEA pieces I’ve seen (I’ve hacked it myself too!). I love how it’s been turned into a fabulous little nightstand here.
Another simple paint upgrade, this time with a SNILLE chair.
I think these built in BILLY bookcases are one of the most divine things ever! And the addition of a library ladder? To DIE for!
Need some extra storage for the kitchen? This island looks fancy, but is really a pretty simple hack, needing just some paint and a new top. This one used a BEKVAM kitchen cart, but if you want a little extra storage you could use a FORHOJA too.