DIY'ers Who Doubled Down on IKEA

DIY'ers Who Doubled Down on IKEA

Taryn Williford
Jan 11, 2016

What's that saying? The two-in-the-hand thing? Oh, right... Two IKEA pieces in your apartment are worth more than that one pricey designer piece you keep passing up in the showroom. If you're after a tall planter, big rug or a farmhouse-style table, you might be able to get the look you want for cheap. Just buy up some IKEA goods two at a time and glue, sew or nail them together.

Monica of East Coast Creative was craving a big farmhouse table for her dining room. Instead of buying a vintage piece (expensive) or making one from scratch (tough), she started with a base of two pine IKEA INGO tables ($70 each), then built a custom top to stretch across them. It's a brilliant way to cheat ahead and still get a big, custom table.

So that's one really big example of using two smaller IKEA finds to create something bigger and better. Here are two more projects that double up on IKEA in a smaller scale...

On The Brady Bunch Remodel, they turned pairs of IKEA KARDEMUMMA plant pots ($1.99) into double-tall planters to line their front entryway.

(Image credit: Alysha Findley)

And blogger Alysha Findley once took two IKEA TEJN faux sheepskins ($12.99) and sewed them together to create one longs shag runner to rest in front of her sofa.

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