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Nothing really occupies extra downtime during summer quite like an

ikea hack

You’ve got all those extra hours of daylight, use ’em! We rounded up a few of our favorite DIYs we can’t wait to tackle next. Read on for more clever and style-focused hacks!

the mid-century modern cabinet

It’s amazing what a difference a pair of new legs and a mod handle can make! An IKEA kitchen wall unit was paired with sawn oak doors to create the basis of this structure. With the addition of the sleek black handles and a vintage set of peg legs, the piece was completely transformed!

Get the how-to on Arty Home Studio.

the media center

Consider this the answer to all those unsightly cable cords, modems, and piles of wires. IKEA’s Trones

shoe storage

and cabinet transforms into a rather chic media center for the living room.

Get the scoop on this plus more on IKEA!

the patterned planter

We are all for bringing a little more color to our outdoor garden. Enter one bright and cheery makeover that turns an IKEA planter into the ultimate statement piece.

Get the how-to on Tell, Love, and Party.

the kids’ room staple

Give the little ones’ space a much-needed touch of color with this playful DIY featuring IKEA’s Ivar cabinet system.

Get the scoop on Milk Decoration.

the party scene

Summer is essentially synonymous with entertaining. Especially when it comes to the outdoor variety. Here, four picture-perfect DIYS, from dip-dyed garlands to potato-printed tablecloths, to help you make the most of your upcoming fête!

Get the how-to on IKEA.

the summer centerpiece vessel

When it comes to summer entertaining, effortless simplicity is key. With the addition of a few splatters of paint, these enamel pitchers are elevated into eye-catching centerpieces, perfect for the outdoor table.

Get the scoop here.

the painted basket

Bring a much-needed pop of color into your space with this lovely

basket diy

Create a playful color design using acrylic paint and top with a pom pom tassel for good measure.

Get the how-to on Tell, Love, and Party.

mini glass planters

Mini cacti and succulents deserve equally small and style-focused vessels – much like this patterned bunch! Using small IKEA glass bowls and concrete powder, this clever blogger created the sweetest mini planters we’ve seen!

Get the how-to on Homedit.

the geometric doormat

As far as doormats are concerned, they aren’t always the brightest or most colorful. Enter one clever blogger who took to her’s with a vibrant paint palette and one very chic pattern play. Now that’s a statement entry.

Get the how-to on Curbly.

the pom pom bed cover

Yarn balls coupled with a classic IKEA bed cover makes for a playful update every bedroom deserves.

Get the how-to here.

the statement stool

Elevate a standard stool with a chic and modern color block. The Skogsta stool looks effortlessly chic with a sleek coat of paint on either the seat or the legs.

Get the scoop on Style Me Pretty.

the desktop organizer

A simple, geometric color block transforms this standard cubby into a must-have office essential. We love the subtle contrast of the blush paint and the light wood surface of the piece.

Get the how-to on Livet Hemma.

the side table

White paint

and a graphically patterned top help reinvent a once wooden side table into a must-have home accent that is minimal yet chic.

Get the how-to on Pretty Nice.

the balcony cabinet

A bright splash of paint transforms an ordinary steel cabinet into a colorful outdoor statement.

Get the scoop on One O.

the jewelry dish

Coasters make for quite the chic trinket displays, wouldn’t you say? Coupled with a stark color block in a bright shade, this refreshingly simple DIY can be made in a cinch!

Get the scoop on One O.

the denim hangers

Need a little more space to store the denim collection? In lieu of shelves lined with piles upon piles of jeans, repurpose these brackets (paired with hook clips) to recreate this clever storage solution!

See more on Livet Hemma.

the hanging chandelier

Recreate this mod take on a chandelier with the Fintorp rails – typically reserved for hanging kitchen shelves and racks.

Get the scoop on One O.

the leather bound cutting boards

A good leather detail can go a long way, especially when paired with wooden items. Elevate the typical cutting board by wrapping the handles in assorted leather strands. Psst! It also makes for a great hostess gift!

Get the scoop on Milk Decoration.

the hanging mirror

Revamp your vanity or entryway with this simple DIY featuring a round IKEA mirror and a sturdy piece of rope. This stylish must-have only requires a handful of materials!

Get the how-to on Curbly.

the statement dresser

It’s no secret that the Tarva has seen its fair share of makeovers. Though we have to admit, this baby blue and leather strap variation has to be one of our favorites!

Get the scoop on Livet Hemma.