You say the word "hack" and the name IKEA is usually right there along with it. While writing tons about ways to customize the Swedish store's decor, we've neglected another source of affordable basics: Target. Like IKEA, it's filled with low-risk options that are ripe for customization and reinvention and we've got a number of stylish examples right now.
The leather beauty shown above started out as a Acapulco-style dish chair strung with white plastic. Courtney of Always Rooney swapped it out for the warm leather strips; an upgrade that really suits her space much better.
This Scandinavian-looking mirror project comes from Francois Et Moi. Add some painted wooden dowels to each side and elevate a basic mirror to something next level.
It was pretty easy to transform this bentwood light into a wall-mounted sconce. Deuce Cities Henhouse has the how to.
This Threshold bar cart used to have a wooden lower shelf until Lauren Elizabeth of House of Hire Designs covered it with marble contact paper. So quick, so easy! This exact bar cart is now sold out, but similar ones are still available.
This wall lamp is the love child of products from two different stores. Erin of Francois Et Moi took apart a Target table lamp and and an IKEA accordion mirror and hacked them to become a scissor-style sconce.
A chic storage bin was born from a tote bag from Target's dollar spot section of the store. Kristi Murphy added some graphic fabric, removed the handles, and voilà!