well, letâ€™s face it, when it comes to furniture, a one-style-fits-all design is yet to be invented. we all have our different styles and tastes, which make it imperative to add a little touch of creativity to the most iconic items we either inherit or buy from ikea. here are few ways to transform ikea bits and pieces into functional and aesthetically pleasing pieces of furniture:
this is 28 clever ikea chair hacks by simphome.com number 1: diy fabric decoupaged office chair homework is just about every parentâ€™s responsibility and what better way than to ensure the little one has the best desk for this monumental task. the decoupaged chair provides inexpensive way of creating a functional homework chair. all you need is a vintage chair, a pretty fabric,
and a little creativity to create a cheap upholstered office chair for the little one. 2. diy marbled ikea vilmar chair one thing weâ€™ll gladly give ikea is high quality and good price, especially for laminate furniture. ikeaâ€™s vilmar chairs come with enough hip space age and style at an affordable price to create an affordable chair capable of withstanding
the everyday wear and tear. all you need is marble, decorative paper, a small brush, and spray polyurethane, if available, to create this eye-catching marbled ikea vilmar chair. 3. ikea poang chair recovery who would skip a chance to crash on an inviting poang chair in a nursery?
the problem is that most rocking versions of poang chairs found at ikea feel uncomfortable for tall people, especially when trying to get up. this simple poang chair recovery hack will inspire you to go the diy route to customize your own cheaper and more comfortable chair. 4. diy: dalfred ikea bar stools for just $40 a pop, these dalfred bar stools
wonâ€™t break the bank but what if they donâ€™t match with your room? customize them to your taste in this simple hack with rust-oleum gold spray paint and little creativity. remember to give the tops a few coats of clear gloss polyurethane for a perfect gloss finish. itâ€™s a simple hack but the difference is gigantic!
5. ikea latt hack homework is the bane of scholarship, especially for the young ones. make it less challenging with a comfy childrenâ€™s table and chair set. this ikea latt set is not only inexpensive but allows endless customization. this simple style is created with padded chevron cushions
on the chairs and plexiglas table top. the customized set is quite inviting, especially during homework. 6. diy leather sling chair ikea hack who said these plain beach chairs donâ€™t have to look chic? transform a plain beach chair, readily available at ikea, to a chic sling-back leather in a few steps and a little glidden paint.
this is for you if you are a die-hard diy fan. itâ€™s a fun project with a few twists and tweaks. 7. leather lounge chair hack hereâ€™s another ikea hack worth trying. itâ€™s a leather vintage-inspired lounge chair created from a bright ikea seat. besides the ikea chair, youâ€™ll only need a sewing machine, heavy duty thread, scissors, sharpie,
wide velcro strip, seam ripper, gold spray paint, time, and dedication to complete this fun hack. 8. skruysta denim chair upcycle you probably know those denim addicts who make just about everything including sun-glass cases, shoes, and magazine racks with old jeans. you donâ€™t need to be one to enjoy the aesthetic appeal of denim themed furniture.
take this skruysta denim seat upscaled with old jeans using a little upholstering creativity and the magic of a staple gun. 9. ikea bedside chair donâ€™t have enough room for your bedside clutter? create a simple bedside chair complete with a drawer. itâ€™s a unique way of keeping stuff more organized in your bedroom. this is created from an ikea ivar chair, a few tools, and
lots of diy fun. 10. recovered ikea tullsta chair this ikea tullsta chair is completely re-upholstered at home in an intricate process that took 2 years. it gives you a few ideas about recovering a $200 tullsta chair from ikea to make it match your interior dã©cor. and speaking of time spent on the project,
you donâ€™t need 2 years if you are up to the task. 11. twin ikea poang hacks create a comfortable 2-seater by simply bolting two poangs next to each other. the armrest can be converted into an extra support-leg and the other one holds the shock absorber. look for a soft shock absorber for maximum comfort. after all, the poang was designed for comfort.
12. stools in mint. these old stools are beneficiaries of a complete makeover in shades of mint. simply sand the stools, add two coats of paint, clear polyurethane, and another coat of sating polyurethane. mint ombre works fine. the transformation is simply inspiring. 13. old ikea chair cushion hack
itâ€™s perfectly normal to inherit all sorts of unwanted stuff from parents or friends. rather than break their hearts by condemning the inheritance to the basement, make the stuff reusable again. this old ikea chair is a good example. the owner did a good job of livening up its stained fabric with new cushions. itâ€™s a quick and easy hack if you have basic sewing skills.
14. poang armrest extension feeling too lazy to hold your tablet? create an armrest extension on your poang in a few simple steps. the extension is quite handy for keeping your drink, ipad, notebook, and much more within reach. 15. ikea poang chair with slipcover if you are budget-savvy, then you know how affordable the ikea poang chair is.
the problem is that these comfortable seats come in limited colors and patterns. in fact, the only color option you have for the babyâ€™s room is white. create a unique poang that matches your interiors, and doesnâ€™t look like everyone elseâ€™s, with a beautiful ottoman slipcover. 16. transform an ikea dining chair into a
fornasetti piece whether you are a fornasetti fan or not this hack will surely transform your dining area. simply apply black krylon and fornasetti clip art using adhesive spray and give it a gold finish with two additional coats of polycrylic and youâ€™re good to go. the result: a decoupaged chair with a striking difference.
17. transform an ikea chair with magazine papers this is a simple hack that just about anyone can do. all you are doing is changing the look of a basic ikea chair by covering it with images from magazine pages using white glue. the glue becomes transparent when it dries. black and white images or anything with a blue tone works perfectly. 18. facelift for ikeaâ€™s ivar and ingo
you can get a budget-friendly ikea ingo pine table for around $69 and ivar pine chairs at $25 each and then give them a simple upgrade to suit your style or just to make the set look different from what everyone else has. this simple facelift is achieved using a little paint, 1-inch foam with batting, and commitment to get the work done. 19. ikea dining room table makeover
if your dream dining room only exists on glossy pages of magazines, you could always do yourself a favor by upgrading your dining table. your dream is not enough reason to spend thousands on dining room furniture. remove the table and chair tops, give them a facelift complete with paint and polyurethane and re-assemble them. it will be hard to convince visitors
that the newly decorated dining set was once a cheap ikea set. 20. nordmyra map hack do you have an old nordmyra living the last of its sorry days in neglect and desolation? bring it back to life with just a map, glue, varnish, brush, and scissors. a good glossy map well ironed to remove creases then glued to the seat before applying two
coats varnish easily does the trick. 21. mongolian lamb stool youâ€™ve probably seen, with a touch of envy, those elegant stools in mongolian lamb on the internet, tv, or magazine pages. no need to drool on pictures anymore when you can transform a pink ikea stool with a white mongolian lamb cushion. they look great in your girlâ€™s bedroom. 22. pimping the ikea poang
hereâ€™s another practical way of pimping that ikea poang that you still havenâ€™t figured out how it ended in your home. simply sand the whole poang, bless it with a walnut finish, and change the midsection to give the fabric more room to hold your weight. the facelift project will not break the bank but the poang will be as good as a new piece of elegant furniture.
23. diy glammed up gold stools hereâ€™s a fine example of the magic of spray paint. transform plain ikea counter stools to glam kitchen furniture with a just little spray paint. simply unscrew the seat and add a few coats of gold spray paint to the erstwhile boring stools to give them a unique look. if youâ€™ve ever tried to buy gold colored stools elsewhere, then you know how this simple
hack is a great money saver. 24. photo frame chair in the age of smartphones and tablets, not many people have much use for those large photo frames that hung in old stately homes. you can even buy them cheaply and use them to create a unique photo frame chair. all you need are two large frames and a simple inexpensive nolmyra ikea chair.
25. customized diy wooden crate and jeans ottoman this rustic but functional wooden crate ottoman not only provides unique and comfortable seating but solves the usual storage problem too. itâ€™s a nifty practical piece that you can easily build using a wooden crate, cushion, old jeans, and caster wheels. youâ€™ll however have a hard time stopping the kids from riding it.
theyâ€™ll love it. 26. ikea granas chair hack ever thought of turning granas chairs into a strong practical bench? itâ€™s quite easy. simply join 3 chairs with three 1x6-inch boards with a length of 6 feet. youâ€™ll have a strong functional bench that can sit more than the three chairs did individually. take it a step further and add a shelf at
the bottom of the bench to stash shoes and other items. 27. ikea poang becomes an imac table still canâ€™t find a good workstation in your living room? get a cheap ikea poang chair, remove everything except the wooden crate, get a base to back up your imac, and add another wooden base complete with drawer rails and wheels. with a final touch of, youâ€™ll have an imac table thatâ€™ll draw hordes of copycat friends
to your house. and last, number 28. diy cream and black club chairs these look like high-end club chairs but are in fact crafted from cheap tullsta chairs upgraded with chrome legs and black paracord. you can take it a step further and use gold or brass legs instead of chrome. club chairs are simple and elegant additions to any room.
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