3 Ikea Hacks I Need to Try

Just recently I was wondering whether I should slowly replace our Ikea furniture for some pieces which are worth a bit more money. But, after deliberating for quite some time, there’s definitely nothing wrong with the odd or few bits from Ikea. I have numerous bookcases from them and they are all pretty sturdy and have lasted a good few years already. Who cares if everyone and their dog has the same coffee table as you. It must mean something, right?! I have however been looking at ways to spruce up a few of my Ikea pieces this week.

DIY Knotted Ikea FOTO Pendant Lamp Cord

I love the look of the twisted Ikea FOTO Pendant Lamp cord. By simply glueing cord around the lamp cord, it covers the electrics and transforms what is a £22 light into something which looks like it’s been purchased in a high-end homeware shop.  The DIY seems easy to follow too.

Which is your favourite? I’m definitely going to order some accessories for a few of my ikea units from Superfront next week. But, it’s made me want to be a bit more imaginative on my next Ikea trip.


After discovering the website, Superfront not too long ago. I was instantly inspired by adding a few new handles and doors here and there. I already have a couple of Ikea’s Bestå units, and Superfront’s cupboard fronts would easily transform them. I’ve also got my eye on their brass handles, leather pulls and furniture legs.

DIY Ikea NORNAS Side Table Bar Cart

This DIY Ikea Bar Cart Hack looks great! Using only Ikea’s NORNÄS Side Table with a few fancy attachments and a spruce of paint, you can easily make your very own bar cart.


  • Adding a new handle or anything to ikea furniture is so easy and so gratifying. I love this collection of hacks, Abby!

    Chelsey | http://www.chelseythornton.com

  • What a chic bar cart area – so much color!

  • The Wardrobe Stylist

    I love the ideas and I think I need them too. So beautiful and creative!