I can’t end the year without our annual “Top 10” lists. It’s been an unusual year but I’m glad the IKEA hacking community kept doing what it does best — creating and repurposing even while locked down at home. For that, I tip my hat off to you guys.
To kick things off, we look back at some of the best, quick IKEA ideas that don’t necessarily involve a lot of heavy lifting. (Top 10 hacks are on tomorrow!)
These ideas prove that smart thinking can improve, upgrade or turn around any IKEA item.
Let’s revisit the best IKEA ideas of 2020
#1 Custom 3D doors for BESTÅ
Like many other hacking stories, Mare fell in love with this gorgeous credenza from CB2 but couldn’t bring herself to part with the money. Out comes one of the easiest and cheapest way to make custom doors for the BESTÅ. See the hack.
#2 Modern coat rack
Seeing things differently helped Stéphanie turn a JONAXEL wire basket into a modern coat rack. It is minimalist, cute, and price friendly. Read more.
#3 Worn outdoor armchair transformed
Fabio bought a SKARPÖ outdoor armchair. After many seasons spent in bad weather the surface was stained and impossible to clean and its appearance, very sad. Painstakingly, Fabio gave it layers of new paint and it’s now ready to serve for many more seasons. See the process.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.