15 IKEA Hacks Hiding in Plain Sight

IKEA Hacks: From Plain Table to Marble Masterpiece
credit: Lucy Akins

I spy with my little eye … IKEA hacks. Hiding in plain sight, in living spaces, everywhere. (Or at least in our contributor's homes because, well, they did them.)

It might be hard to believe, but …

… this colorful accent seat used to be a plain bench. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Plain Stool to Colorful Accent Seat
credit: Carrie Waller

… these succulent shelves used to be baskets. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Baskets to Succulent Shelving
credit: Carrie Waller

… this marbled masterpiece used to be a nondescript side table. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Plain Table to Marble Masterpiece
credit: Lucy Akins

… these Scandi-inspired containers used to be plain glass jars. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Plain Glass Holders to Scandinavian-Inspired Containers
credit: Lucy Akins

… this kitchen organizer used to be a picture ledge. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Picture Ledge to Kitchen Organizer
credit: Trisha Sprouse

… this book bin used to be a storage box. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Bamboo Box to Book Bin
credit: Caroline Burke

… this pendant light used to be a plant stand. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Plant Stand to Pendant Light
credit: Caroline Burke

… these shelves used to be a tray stand. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Tray Stand to Modern Console Table
credit: Caroline Burke

… this plant stand used to be a stool. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Stool to Plant Stand
credit: Lucy Akins

… this modern side table used to be a neutral nightstand. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Neutral Nightstand to Modern Side Table
credit: Carrie Waller

… this terrazzo table used to be a simple side table. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Plain Side Table to Terrazzo Table
credit: Hunker

… this shelving unit used to be single shelves. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Single Shelf to Shelving Unit
credit: Francesca Stone

… this plant box used to be a desk trestle. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Desk Trestle to Plant Stand
credit: Caroline Burke

... this bleached wood console table used to be black. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Black to Bleached Wood Console Table
credit: Trisha Sprouse

... this gorgeous bedroom piece used to be a humble dresser. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Humble Dresser to Gorgeous Bedroom Piece
credit: Trisha Sprouse

… this planter used to be a box. | GET THE DIY

IKEA Hack: From Plain Box to Planter
credit: Lucy Akins

Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.