{10 Ikea Hacks} from Mom DIY Experts


ikea instructions, upscale IKEA hacks, ikea dupesHome is where it all happens these days, from work to school to rest and play. No matter the size of your home, a quick trip to IKEA can transform any space. If your home lacks a little sparkle, check out these mommy-approved IKEA hacks.

Moms do it all, but these moms are do-it-yourself experts:

Angela Rose Home :: Chalk Paint Dresser

When she’s not dancing or talking candidly about raising boys on the autism spectrum, you can find Angela creating magical places in all areas of her home. While her account primarily focuses on home interior and DIY home projects, Angela also advocates for moms to prioritize their own self-care. 

Haley Loves Home :: Spray Paint Bookshelf

North Texas resident Haley showcases DIY home projects throughout her Instagram account. She and her husband just moved into a new house, where she continues to document her love of mixing old with new. And if you get a chance, peep that porch stencil from her previous home!

Honey Built Home :: Kitchen Cabinets Turned Office Built-In

Christine is a busy mom of three. She is a former nurse turned DIY extraordinaire whose main goal is to inspire and educate other moms to tackle home projects with a sense of confidence. Not sure what to do with power tools? No worries. Honey Built Home has online classes for the mom interested in upgrading her DIY skills. 

Pinch Plate Party :: IKEA Play Kitchen Upgrade

Lauren, mom to McFly, showed off the cutest IKEA play kitchen upgrade as a gift to her daughter. This Atlanta-based DIY home, food, and decor account is an eclectic mix of colors, textures, and inspiration.

Champagne Chaos :: Arhaus Fluted Cabinet Dupe

Annie is a self-proclaimed DIY enthusiast in addition to her role as mom and wife. While most of the pictures on her feed are classic with clean lines and neutral tones, hints of trends can be spotted throughout. Her most recent IKEA hack is a dupe of an almost $3000 Arhaus media cabinet. Check out that highlight reel. 

Frills and Drills :: IKEA Curtain Highlight

Lindsay’s boy-mom personality is fun to watch, but the best parts of her site are the DIY transformations and the incredible before & after reveals. Her attention to detail is impeccable. She has an entire highlight reel dedicated to using inexpensive Ikea curtains to create an elevated custom look. 

day.crafter :: IKEA Organization

Kat is a mom, maker, and small business owner. She hand-makes a variety of home decor and jewelry from her New Braunfels home to sell in her Daycrafter online shop. A DIY-er of a different form, Kat’s use of IKEA items for organization is impressive. From bottles to laundry baskets, glimpses of her in-home studio reflect her creativity and practicality. 

House of Esperanza :: Bookshelf Turned Library

West-coast mom Monica used $50 dollar IKEA bookshelves and created a stunning library in her living room. This mom of two wears multiple hats as her DIY Instagram account flourishes into a full-time business. Fueled by her desire to solve problems, House of Esperanza features bold and simple DIY ideas. 

Grillo Designs :: Alex Drawers Desk DIY

Medina is a UK-based mom and DIY professional. Her account features ways to repurpose items in a budget-friendly manner. Medina’s love for IKEA can be seen throughout her account. You can spot some of the retailer’s most popular items in almost all areas of her home. 

Nesting with Grace :: IKEA PAX Closet Remodel

Brooke and her family of five are often documented in her Instagram stories and posts. Bold patterns, colorful palettes, and style with lots of personality, any home that Brooke touches turns to design and decor gold. Considering homes of all sizes, Nesting with Grace has proven that even the smallest of spaces don’t have to go without. Her IKEA PAX closet remodel is just one example of how small homes can be cozy and functional.

My Instagram feed is a serious source of DIY-mommy inspiration, from power tool professionals to home decorating masters. Give these moms a follow to add a little bit of happiness (and honesty) to your Insta experience.

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If you’re not certain how to navigate the aisles of IKEA with littles in tow, check out these 9 Tips for Navigating IKEA with a Toddler. (Due to Covid-19 safety measures, the children’s play area Småland remains closed.)



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