Floating Media Console for Under $30

Becky from Flipping the Flip once had dreams of a simple, clean floating shelf under her television. However, her minimalist dreams came crashing down when the shelf became cluttered with candles and cable boxes. It was just about the same time that Becky got an email from IKEA with the perfect solution – their BESTA […Read More]

Floor Pouf from Rugs

Poufs offer a great option for extra seating. Not only are they soft and comfy on the tush, but they can easily be set aside when not needed. Always in need of extra chairs for get-togethers, Erika from Retropolitan set out to create her own poufs. When her fabric search came up dry, Erika came […Read More]

No-Sew Colorful Tassel Pillow

Jennifer of Brave New Home stumbled across a colorfully-tasseled pillow from Anthropologie that brought her online browsing to halt. She says it had “a unique combination of fun, whimsy, and worldly charm” – everything she loves about Anthropologie! Jennifer just so happened to have a plain white pillow cover from IKEA that she’d picked up for just such an occasion. She got her tassel-making on and then adorned the pillow with all her colorful creations.

diy tassel pillow

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Spinning Chore Chart

Now, I know these aren’t knock-offs exactly, but I am so smitten with Brooke’s spinning chore charts at All Things Thrifty I simply had to share. Brooke, being the creative genius that she is, turned two lazy Susans into fun AND decorative spinning chore charts for her kids. Who would ever think kids would actually […Read More]

Butterfly Shadow Box Art

While looking for affordable accessories for her master bedroom update, Steph from Building This Nest came across a colorful butterfly shadow box from IKEA. At $14.99, it was hardly expensive, but Steph knew it would be simple enough to recreate without a trip to the big blue store. Steph used an Xacto knife to cut out her butterflies, drizzled them with craft paint, and then popped them into a shadow box. I think this would make absolutely darling wall décor for a little girl’s room too!

butterfly shadow box art inspired by ikea

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Wire Baskets with Liners

Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented was in need of some baskets to tame the media mess that had taken over her built-in console. Some wire baskets from Pottery Barn sent her straight into “knock off mode.” With the help of IKEA and a trusty can of spray paint, Mary Anne got the same look for way less than cash!

ikea wire basket makeover

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Painted Stripe Curtains

My painted stripe curtains have been one of the biggest difference-makers in my living room update, so I can totally share in Melissa’s excitement over these curtains she painted for her craft space. Over at The Happier Homemaker Melissa shares how she beat the big price tag for long, pooling panels with the help of IKEA’s budget-friendly prices and some paint samples. I just love those chunky stripes!

painted stripe curtains

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Grain Sack Pillow Covers

I’m kind of like a kid in a candy shop when I get into IKEA. There is so much fun stuff in there, and my wallet really likes the prices. Emily from life{illustrated} shares a savvy secret for making pillows using 79 cent dish towels from the big blue store. With a few simple cuts and a little sewing, Emily whipped up some pillow covers that have all the look of a pricey Pottery Barn pillow without the expense.

diy grain sack pillow cover from ikea dish towel

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