When it comes time to decorate your nursery, it may not always be plausible to spend big bucks on high-end cribs, changing tables, and decor. If you’re looking to create a gorgeous, memorable room on a budget, IKEA is an awesome source of highly affordable furniture and other wares that are amazingly chic and sturdy enough to hold up for a good amount of time. While the upsides of shopping at IKEA are many, it is true that their items don’t tend to have a lot of originality or personality. Luckily, IKEA items are also highly versatile, which makes customizing them with crafty DIY projects a blast! Find a few inspiring hacks for your little one’s IKEA filled nursery below.
1. Changing Table Makeover
This simple Hensvik IKEA changing table got one heck of a makeover with a little bit of adorable, colorful wallpaper, some ribbons, and color-pop accessories. The project, which takes less than an hour to complete, is also relatively simple. It doesn’t require any painting or extensive work but the end results make a huge difference on the overall look of the nursery.
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2. Spice Racked Turned Clothing Rail
Half shelf, half clothing rack, this genius hack repurposes a traditional spice rack into something even more useful. The project does require paint, but it definitely doesn’t have to be white. Try painting your new clothing rail a fun color to add a little bit of life into your nursery.
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3. No Fuss Window Seat
This awesome hack easily transforms a simple IKEA bookshelf into a comfortable window seat with a little bit of extra storage. The project is completed simply by attaching a few sturdy IKEA chair legs to the bookshelf, flipping it on its side, and covering it in a soft cushion that makes it comfortable for seating.
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4. DIY Rocking Chair
No nursery is complete unless it is outfitted with a great rocking chair, but if you can’t seem to fall in love with any of the ones in your price range, it is perfectly acceptable to make your own. This IKEA Strandmom chair was turned into an über comfortable wingback rocker with some unfinished chair runners and a bit of paint. This project does require a little bit of drilling but the overall work time is definitely minimal.
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5. Diaper Caddy
A little bit of paint is all you need to transform a simple bar cart into the perfect diaper caddy for your nursery. Painting the cart adds a bit of personality to the item, but if you like it as-is, changing it definitely isn’t required.
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6. Elegant Accents
This easy hack doesn’t require any power tools or tons of time to complete, only an IKEA Hemnes collection dresser and some colorful or elegant handle hardware. This project, while simple and relatively low key, adds a subtle, but appreciated amount of fun and elegance to the room. The dresser itself is also simplistic enough to repurpose and redesign as your child grows older.
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7. Tiny House Crib Makeover
The best thing about this awesome crib hack isn’t even how darn cute it is, the relative ease and cheap cost of the project make it a total showstopper. 2×2 pieces of wood are glued together in a house-like structure, painted, and placed over a simple IKEA crib to create this fun baby bed. The entire project, after the purchase of the crib, shouldn’t cost more than $20, which is a major plus.
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