IKEA has been a haven for DIYers. Thanks to their affordable, practical and well-designed ready-to-assemble furniture and home accessories. They make versatile products that you can re-design and re-touch with your own style and fit it to your own décor. This Mental Floss’s article gathered some beautiful Ikea hacks to show you how you can make statement pieces out of their regular items with just little tweaks (part II)
1. Coffee Table Hack
Want to buy a mid-century style table? Be prepared to shell out lots of dough—unless you’re willing to go the DIY route. To pull off this easy hack from Triple Max Tons, all you need is a LACK coffee table and tapered legs from eBay (if the legs don’t come with top plates, you can buy straight or angled—as they are in this hack—at Loews). Unscrew the old legs, install the tapered legs and top plates about an inch from the corners, and voila! Charming, fancy looking table at a reasonable price.
2. Bar Cart Hack
Bar carts are all the rage at the moment, and, like a nice mid-century coffee table, they can be really expensive. But all this hack from Blush and Jelly of the BYGEL utility cart (a mere $24.99) requires is some gold spray paint. Assemble the frame; spray it gold, waiting about 20 minutes between coats; let dry overnight, and add the remaining pieces. If you want to get even fancier, you can add a stemware rack, like this one from Bed Bath and Beyond.