All hail IKEA! Their collection of homewares is beyond brilliant and you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that a lot of the items sold in IKEA can be used in more ways than one. Come browse through these creative upcycling ideas that transform regular IKEA items into something special for your little ones.
1. The spice rack book shelf
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At a mere $5, the Bekvam spice rack is a brilliant buy. Not only are these racks great for storing spices and other items in the kitchen, but you can use them around the house as well. They make a beautiful addition to your bathroom, perfect for holding lotions, powders and deodorant and they are also handy for holding mail, keys and loose change at your front entrance. Many mums have discovered they also make brilliant book shelves.
2. The change table market stall
Transform the old Sniglar change table that’s gathering dust in your garage into a beautiful play shop/market stall, complete with a frilly tablecloth, funky bunting and plenty of delicious snacks and treats to serve the customers. Hot tip! IKEA also stock a fun range of plush foodie toys for kids.
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3. The kitchen trolley wheelie wardrobe
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Solve the mystery of the missing shoes with this awesome idea. Transform a RASKOG kitchen trolley into a mobile child’s wardrobe for easy access to all their necessities. I can see my daughter wheeling this around with her from room to room, complete with her shoes, princess dresses and swimwear collection (her necessities). It’s also an incredible storage idea for crafts.
4. The kitchen rail wardrobe
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Another great hack for children’s clothing is this ingenious use of an Ikea rail and the Ikea Lack wall shelf. Simply screw the rail to the bottom, then hang as usual. You’ve got a shelf for books, decor and knick knacks and a mini wardrobe for all of those gorgeous dresses, superhero costumes, jackets and onesies.
5. The rollable work bench
Little builders will love this portable work bench, complete with a peg board for tools and made from a simple coffee table like the Lunnarp side table with added casters.
6. The magnetic transportation station
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Kungsfors knife racks can be used to organise anything made with metal or magnets. Toy trains, matchbox cars and alphabet magnets will have a brand new home and your children will love displaying their toys in this creative fashion.
7. The LEGO Lack Table
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Quite possibly the worst thing in the world to clean up, LEGO is a staple in most households with children. Using a Lack table, Kungsfors rail and Kungsfors buckets, you’ve got the perfect LEGO organisation station.
8. The bookshelf dolls’ house
How about this gorgeous dolls’ house made from the Kallax shelving unit? All you need is some scrapbooking paper, dolls’ house furniture and imagination, and you’ve got a beautifully-designed home for dolls.
9. The wooden bowl vintage dolls’ chair and table set
Finally, what would go perfectly in your IKEA dolls’ house? How about some retro furniture? Turn a couple of Blanda bowls into a vintage lounge set that Barbie will absolutely adore.