Get ready for some DIY magic. These IKEA IVAR hacks share how to create stylish, customized storage for any room in your home. At less than $100 per cabinet, these versatile pieces of furniture have the power to transform a room.
Fake Custom Cabinetry
If your small space is seriously short on storage, this IKEA IVAR hack by Becky from Infarrantly Creative will solve your problem. She used 15 IVAR cabinets to fake built-in cabinetry. After painting them white, she upgraded the doors with stainless steel bar pulls.
IKEA Sideboard Hack
You don’t have to forfeit beauty when maximizing utility. This hack by Antonia at Craftifair combines two IKEA IVAR cabinets to create a chic credenza.
To take each IVAR to the next level, she painted them black. For contrast, she topped them off with a sheet of plywood. To get her new creation off the ground she added four sets of stainless steel legs.
Hack a Midcentury Workstation
When Jaymee Srp ditched her laptop for a desktop, she created a problem. Because she didn’t have a desk—not to mention a home office, her new computer took over the kitchen table.
The solution? She turned pieces from IKEA’s IVAR system into a midcentury modern-inspired workstation that Don Draper would love.
Entryway Storage Hack
Cheer up a sad entryway with this colorful storage hack by Vera Lenting at Nore Sweetie. She brightened up her dull foyer with three vibrantly painted IVAR cabinets.
Turn an IVAR Cabinet into a Table
Dutch blogger, Carina Ligthart from YDEAS, created a fleet of double-duty storage tables for her office and added caster wheels to the IVAR cabinets.
Besides painting or staining, one of the easiest ways you can turn an IVAR wall cabinet into a brand-new piece of furniture is by adding a set of attention-getting legs. This project by Annelies Vermeulen at Allihoppa is an adorable example.
Pretty Office Storage
Stylist Emily Henderson from Style by Emily Henderson says her IVAR storage unit looks way better painted. She got the job done with a chalky finish paint in a shade that resembles washed denim.
IKEA Toy Box Hack
This colorful hack by illustrator Marie Willumsen is pure child’s play. Before painting the two IVAR cabinets, she mapped out her design with painters tape.
IKEA Storage Hack
Three IKEA IVAR units create gobs of storage space for a space-deprived apartment. This detailed tutorial by The Wall Whisper shares tricks for painting and installing it. To make the top of the units easier to clean, you can top the cabinets off with a sheet of glass.
Washi Tape Project
You don’t have to break out the paint or wood stain to give an IKEA IVAR a brand-new look. Vera from Paul’s Vera customized her cabinets using bronze washi tape. Her freehand design only took minutes to create.