5 Brilliant and Affordable Ikea Upgrades

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Beautiful Ikea desk (housetohome)
Beautiful Ikea desk (housetohome)

1. Gorgeous craftroom desk

BEFORE: Rast 3-Drawer Chest (ikea).
BEFORE: Rast 3-Drawer Chest (ikea).

Stacey Cartwright of Addison Meadow Lane used Ikea’s Rast 3-Drawer Chest to create this gorgeous craftroom desk. The original chest was $25. Besides the chest the supplies they bought were: a quart of white paint, 6 carter wheels, a hollow core door, a piece of plexi glass, a plastic sheet cutter, some gold spray paint, some pallet wood, some screws, an impact drill, and a circular saw.

AFTER: Stacey's Craftroom Desk (addisonmeadowlane).
AFTER: Stacey’s Craftroom Desk (addisonmeadowlane).

2. Malm Midcentury Modern Dresser

BEFORE: Malm Dresser (ikea).
BAFORE: Malm Dresser (ikea).

Sarah Khandjian of SarahHearts created this mid-century modern dresser from the $170 Malm Dresser, some overlays by O’verlays (a fantastic website geared specifically toward die-cut ornamentation to add to specific ikea furniture!), some paint, knobs, and glue.

AFTER: Malm Midcentury Modern Dresser (sarahhearts).
AFTER: Malm Midcentury Modern Dresser (sarahhearts).

3. Barnboard coffee table

BEFORE: Hemnes Coffee Table (ikea).
BEFORE: Hemnes Coffee Table (ikea).

Jen of City Farmhouse took Ikea’s Hemnes Coffee Table for $139 and transformed it into this rustic coffee table. To the original product, Jen added 2 different paints, some boards, wood stain, nails, and a clear coat of wax.

AFTER: Barnboard coffee table (cityfarmhouse).
AFTER: Barnboard coffee table (cityfarmhouse).

4. Banquette seat

BEFORE: Kallax Shelving Unit (ikea).
BEFORE: Kallax Shelving Unit (ikea).

Krys of Melodrama ingeniously made a seating bench with cubbies from a $59.99 shelving unit turned on its side. She used a home made headboard, foam, fabric, and paint.

AFTER: Banquette seat (melodrama).
AFTER: Banquette seat (melodrama).

5. Gold and white nightstand

BEFORE: Tarva 3-Drawer Chest (ikea).
BEFORE: Tarva 3-Drawer Chest (ikea).

This luxurious gold-and-white nightstand by The World According to Jessica Claire was made from the $89.99 Tarva 3-Drawer Chest. She does not disclose what she used in this upgrade, however I believe it was white paint, new drawer knobs, gold paint, and one of O’verlay‘s amazing diecut ornaments.

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AFTER: Gold and white nightstand (theworldaccordingtojessicaclaire).
AFTER: Gold and white nightstand (theworldaccordingtojessicaclaire).

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