Best Ikea Cabinet DIY Ideas
Ikea furniture is known for being super customizable, which is perfect for people who want to DIY furniture pieces from scratch and let their creativity shine. You can also combine different Ikea pieces to create dupes of upscale furniture pieces that cost a fortune but on a budget! For this reason, many people are now turning to Ikea when they want to update their spaces, especially cabinets! Here, we’ve compiled a list of 15 of the best Ikea Cabinet DIY ideas for inspiration, as well as tutorials to walk you through the process.
We love this Ikea cabinet DIY because it is ultra-chic and adds a layer of depth, especially if you have a large room! To achieve this hack, simply combine the Billy and Havsta furniture pieces from Ikea. The key is to choose a smaller version of the Billy bookcases and go taller on the Havsta cabinets. To learn how to create this gorgeous masterpiece, click here for an in-depth tutorial.
This gorgeous sideboard was made using the Ikea Kallax shelf units. This hack requires a bit of handiwork, but it is totally worth it! All you have to do is create doors to attach to the front of the shelving unit and attach legs to the bottom to create this stunning furniture piece. If you want to give this hack a try, here are two TikTok tutorials showing you how to create the doors and attach them to the Ikea piece. The video comes in two parts, so make sure you watch both of them to see how to do it from start to finish.
3. Ikea Ivar Hack
The Ikea Ivar is a very basic furniture piece and is one of the few Ikea products made from solid wood, specifically pine. Since it is made from pine, it is slightly more expensive than their laminated furniture pieces, but it also means the painting process will be easier. People have been creating some amazing furniture pieces with the Ivar, but we absolutely love the one pictured above. Here is a quick Pinterest tutorial that will walk you through the steps on how to do this hack! Don’t forget to pick out some gorgeous knobs for your cabinet!
This isn’t the first time we have seen this ultra-chic and stylish furniture piece! We love how stunning the all-black features are, making this piece look super upscale! The Besta is the Ikea piece used in this hack, and the wooden molding is actually achieved using wooden dowels! This hack will take a bit of work and maybe a bit pricier than some of the other options, but the end result is breathtaking! Here is a reel on Instagram that will walk you through the steps to master this super creative hack!
Arch cabinets have been super popular recently, and we are totally on board! Arch cabinets are chic and modern while still holding onto a traditional feel. You will combine the best-selling Billy bookcase with Oxberg doors for this hack. Then, you create the illusion of an arch with contact paper. The best part about this hack is you can DIY from start to finish without any power tools! Win-Win! Here is a super helpful video that will walk you through the process of creating your arch cabinet from start to finish.
Once again, we are showcasing the Ikea Ivar Cabinets to make this gorgeous floating buffet! This hack is the perfect way to upgrade your dining room or anywhere else that needs a buffet, especially if you are short on space. This total cost to DIY this buffet is a bit pricier than some of the other ideas, but definitely much cheaper than similar floating buffets. We just love the texture of the fluted cabinetry, which was added on with wooden dowels. You can also use pole wrap, which a lot of DIYers swear by. If you want to give this hack a try, here is a video tutorial to help you complete it.
Transform an Ikea Pax wardrobe into one of the most useful storage solutions for your kitchen! This super creative DIY takes the Ikea Pax wardrobe and turns it into a beautiful pantry with just a few modifications. You will want to purchase the Pax shelving, and this pantry also has wire baskets, so you will want to install those as well. The tutorial for this hack is written between two blog posts; you can read parts one and two here!
We just love this awesome Ikea cabinet DIY! It’s adorable and super practical! Finding ways to utilize multiple purposes in one helps to simplify things and make your life so much easier! This hack utilizes the Sektion piece. This hack uses two, but you can add more pieces if you want a longer bench. The Sektion pieces are fairly cheap, so that you can get 3 for under $250. The hardest part of the process for this hack is making the bench seat, but this video tutorial walks you through the entire process so you can create your storage bench cabinets seamlessly.
This mudroom Ikea cabinet DIY is just brilliant! It has plenty of storage and even a place to hang up coats and things of that nature. You can store shoes on the benches or even get creative and use shelving for shoes! To create this mudroom, you will need 2 pax wardrobes, 4 Komplement baskets, the Hemnes bench, and the Hemnes bridging shelf. You can read all about how to create this mudroom here.
We just love coffee nooks! This coffee nook is incredible because it doubles as a place to store things. Not to mention, it looks super chic and upscale. This DIY will give your space just the update you’re looking for. To create this look, you will need to combine the Havsta short cabinets as well as the Havsta tall cabinets. You can watch this video that gives you a breakdown of how to build this coffee nook!
Update your office with this super creative Ikea hack! This DIY used an Ikea filing cabinet on the left-hand side and an Ikea butcher block for the desk. On the right, they used the Sektion to give plenty of room for office storage. We definitely recommend sticking with this gorgeous green color for a modern feel, but you can choose any color you would like. If you want to try this awesome DIY, you can read about it here!
We think this Ikea media cabinet hack is super creative, and it looks amazing! For this hack, you will use the Ikea Bestas. They come in various sizes, so you can purchase one or two units if you have a small space or more if you have a larger space. Pay around with it until you feel you have a good fit. You can also use the combination Bestas, which comes in two or three units in one. You will also need a cabinet top! Check out how to build this media cabinet for yourself here.
Bespoke wardrobes are totally trending right now! However, hiring someone to install one can be super pricey. Luckily, there is a way you can DIY your bespoke wardrobe using the Ikea Pax wardrobe. This DIY takes a bit of work, but it’s totally worth it. We like white for this wardrobe, but another color would look great! If you have white walls, you can paint them a dark grey or black to add contrast. If you go with a darker color, we recommend using gold handles or knobs for a super chic look. If you want to try this awesome wardrobe hack, watch this quick video to show you how to do it.
This is one of our favorite Ikea cabinet diy ideas! Transform the simple Ikea Ivar into a beautiful custom bar! It is sure to impress your friends on margarita night. The best part is that this bar is super easy to complete and costs under $200! Win-Win! This cabinet only requires a stain. However, you can paint it if you would like! We think it would also look great painted with a bright, bold accent color. You can check out the tutorial for this bar cabinet here!
You can update your space quickly and easily with these super creative Ikea cabinet DIY hacks! Feel free to throw your own spin on some of these to fit your own personal needs, style, and personality! If you don’t know how to paint Ikea furniture, check out our post on How to Paint Ikea Furniture.