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The 25 Coolest IKEA Hacks We've Ever Seen

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Before: INGO Table

Made of pine, this sturdy table has a plain, sleek design and comes unfinished.

$70; ikea.com

Courtesy of East Coast Creative Blog
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After: Farmhouse Fab

Believe it or not, this gorgeous dining room table was once the simple INGO. You'll have to get out the power tools for this hack, but the stunning result is well worth the effort.

See more at East Coast Creative »

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Before: VARIERA Plastic Bag Dispenser

To manage all of the grocery bags you plan to reuse, IKEA sells a dispenser that hangs on the wall.

$2; ikea.com

Courtesy of Interior Candy
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After: Neat Wrapping Paper Container

Having a hard time keeping all of your gift wrapping gear organized? Repurposing the plastic bag dispenser into a holder for paper rolls is an easy solution.

See more at Interior Candy »

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Before: TARVA Chest

Like most IKEA chests, this simple dresser has endless decorating possibilities.

$80; ikea.com

Courtesy of In My Own Style
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After: Rolling Desk

This transformation requires some serious handy work. By making it fold out, the top drawer becomes the main surface for a desk. This blogger was even crafty enough to add her initials.

See more at In My Own Style »

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Before: FINTORP Rail

Hooks can be attached to this simple rail, which you can use to organize just about anything.

$9; ikea.com

Courtesy of Polka Dots in the Country
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After: Charging Station

To keep electronics from cluttering your counter, you can mount this bar near an outlet along with a basket to hold your gadgets. This blogger even added potted plants for decoration.

See more on Hometalk »

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Before: BORRBY Lantern

For either indoor or outdoor use, this lantern cam hold a large candle inside.

$15; ikea.com

Courtesy of Thou Swell
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After: Modern Terrarium

Potting soil, charcoal, gravel, and plants fill the lantern with an earthy brightness. The result is both decorative and low maintenance.

See more at Thou Swell »

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Before: BEKVAM Step Stool

This IKEA favorite might look like a typical step stool made of solid wood. But in reality, there are so many ways to use this versatile item.

$15; ikea.com

Courtesy of Mommo Design
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After: Play Kitchen

If you've got kids, this is the easiest way to keep them occupied. It's as simple as painting the steps black, drawing on a stove top, and adding some knobs on the front to get the "burners" going.

See more at Mommo Design »

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Before: MOSSLANDA Picture Ledge

This skinny shelf may seem like it's only good for displaying pictures, but a little imagination can make this product the most useful item in your home.

$6; ikea.com

Courtesy of Yasam Stil
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After: Bathroom Storage

Nothing's more frustrating than a sink without any storage. But this narrow shelf fits above your faucet and below your mirror so you can add organization for soap, candles, and toothpaste where you need it most.

See more at Yasam Stil »

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Before: RASKOG Utility Cart

This rolling, metal cart is a popular a IKEA product because it's useful in literally every room of the house.

$30; ikea.com

Courtesy of Polka Dot Chair
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After: Vanity Station

This clever blogger used the cart to categorize her beauty routine — and even doctored the side with a bin for her hot tools.

See more at Polka Dot Chair »

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Before: Grundtal Magnetic Knife Rack

This stainless steel strip is magnetized, making it easy to organize all of your knives — or anything metal — without taking up precious counter space.

$15; ikea.com

Courtesy of Just a Girl and Her Blog
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After: Train Parking

A blogger hung two Grundtal strips on the wall in her boys' bedroom to store their trucks and trains. In addition to being practical, the colorful toys add a fun decor element to the gray wall.

See more at Just a Girl and Her Blog »

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Before: KURA Bed

This children's loft bed has inspired several DIY creations. Its simple design is both versatile and affordable.

$209; ikea.com

Youtube / Eric Strong
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After: Ultimate Big-Kid Bed with a Slide

Want the coolest parent of the year award? Try out this nifty DIY that's the ultimate sleeping set-up for a kid. It requires three pieces of IKEA furniture (the KURA Bed, TROFAST storage piece, and BESTA shelf) and, of course, a slide.

See more on Eric Strong's YouTube Channel »

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Before: LACK Side Table

This popular IKEA product can be so much more than a place to put your TV remote.

$14; ikea.com

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After: Family Board Games

With a crafty eye and tons of bright paint, the blank table morphs into your favorite classic board games, like backgammon and Monopoly.

Get the tutorial at IKEA »

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Before: RAST 3-Drawer Chest

Made of sturdy pine wood, this dresser is the perfect (and affordable) blank canvas for a bit of creativity.

$35; ikea.com

Courtesy of Addison Meadows Lane
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After: Craft Room Desk

A plexiglass-covered core door now sits atop the dresser and a pair of table legs, creating the perfect stylish workspace. The bare dresser got a coordinating upgrade with a fresh coat of paint and new pulls.

See more at Addison Meadows Lane »

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Before: EKBY ALEX Shelf

This simple shelving unit attaches to a wall to add extra storage to any space.

$47; ikea.com

A New Bloom
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After: Chic Vanity

If you're looking for a chic alternative to your standard vanity, check out this super-glam creation. The blogger paired the EKBY ALEX shelving with old-school wooden legs and a sheepskin-covered bench to create a gorgeous place to spend your mornings.

See more at A New Bloom »

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Before: LACK Coffee Table

This plain coffee table is practical, but not very exciting as it is.

$25; ikea.com

Triple Max Tons
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After: Mid-Century Style

It's rare you get something so classy from IKEA's seen-everywhere LACK table, but this blogger pulled it off. By removing the lower shelf and attaching wooden tapered legs, she created a midcentury-style classic that's entirely chic.

[link href="http://www.triplemaxtons.com/2013/08/ikea-hack-diy-mid-century-modern-coffee.html" target="_blank" link_updater_label="external"]See more at Triple Max Tons »

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Before: SODERHAMN Footstool

This plain ottoman is serves as a practical place to put your feet up, but it's not very stylish.

$160; ikea.com

Petite Party Studio
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After: Patterned Ottoman

This blogger took a rough find from IKEA's as-is section and made it shine. By adding some cheerful floral fabric, a boring ottoman became so much more interesting.

See more at Petite Party Studio »

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