Nifty·Updated on Aug 26, 2020. Posted on Sep 14, 201437 Cheap And Easy Ways To Make Your Ikea Stuff Look ExpensiveGet Pottery Barn pieces at Ikea prices.by Peggy WangBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed 1. With a little wood stain and a miter saw, you can make the Lack shelf ($19.99) look like floating reclaimed wood. remodelaholic.com Get the directions here. 2. Swap out the legs of any Ikea sofa. theblissfulbee.com It makes a huge difference. 3. Attach crown molding to the top of your Billy bookcases ($79.99). centsationalgirl.com This takes a little bit more work, but it will make your bookcases look built in. 4. Spraypaint your Ekby shelf brackets ($22.99) a metallic gold or copper. freshome.com / Via designsponge.com 5. Add legs to an Expedit shelving unit ($19). sugarandcloth.com These legs cost only $3.49 apiece! Get the full directions here. 6. These brass corners ($5 for a set of eight from Amazon) will jazz up a Lack table ($10). littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com Get the full directions here. apartmenttherapy.com You can use the same hack for the Lack coffee table as well ($39.99). 7. Cover the Klubbo coffee table ($49.99) with marble contact paper. poppytalk.com Get the directions for a similar project here. 8. A genius idea for those of you who own Ikea kitchen cabinets: Fill the holes for a more seamless, custom look. storefrontlife.com http://www.storefrontlife.com/diy-tips-fill-them-holes/ Ikea makes these little hole fillers that are $0.99 for a pack of 100. Get the full directions here. 9. Replace cheap plastic casters with nice brass ones. shop.servicecaster.com ikea.com A set of four casters costs $20. 10. Paint a Norden sideboard ($79.99) to look dip-dyed. thesweetbeastblog.com Get the full directions here. 11. Floating kitchen cabinets are low-profile enough to be used as a hallway or dining room console. madebygirl.blogspot.com The trick here is to add painted wooden planks on top and use non-Ikea knobs. These brass knobs are from MyKnobs.com. Get the full details here. 12. Turn cheap Norrlida frames ($12.99) into cork boards. houzz.com Get the directions here. 13. With a little gold spray paint and faux marble finishing, a Vittsjö nesting coffee table ($59.99) looks like you paid $800 for it. huntedinterior.com Get the full tutorial here. 14. Paint and add a decorative drawer pull to the Rast nightstand ($14.99). redbookmag.com This Ikea hack comes from Redbook. 15. Gold spray paint comes to the rescue again if you own the Bygel utility cart ($29.99). historyinhighheels.blogspot.com Get the directions here. 16. Sew two Rens sheepskin rugs together to create one giant one. oldhousenewtricks.com TBH, the Rens is kiiiind of a bizarre shape. It looks much better doubled up. 17. Lay an Ikea kitchen cabinet frame on its side and add a wooden plank for a low bench/media console. trendenser.se You can get the wood planks cut to size in your local hardware store and easily paint them. 18. Turn a Hemnes dresser into a campaign dresser. thediyplaybook.com thediyplaybook.com Just add brackets and fancy drawer pulls. 19. Nail some leather pulls to a boring Malm dresser ($79.99). sugarandcloth.com Get the directions here. Or to a set of Bestas. Twitter: @cathaarsland / Via apartmentdiet.com 20. Use a vintage belt to hang the Bondis wall clock ($19.99). remodelista.com remodelista.com remodelista.com There's no tutorial, but you can read more about it here. 21. Create a built-in bookshelf wall in your living room by mixing together Billy and Besta. centsationalgirl.com centsationalgirl.com Get the tutorial here. 22. Turn the Nornäs side table into an elegant bar cart. akicsihaz.hu akicsihaz.hu Instructions in Hungarian. 23. Add tufting to your sofa cushions. oheverythinghandmade.com Make your Karlstad look like an expensive mid-century modern sofa. Directions here. 24. Wrap the cord of the Foto pendant ($29.99) with three-ply jute twine. designsponge.com Get the directions here. 25. Silver-leaf the inside of an oversize shade ($29.99). designsponge.com Full directions here. 26. Turn a Hemnes shoe cabinet ($129.99) into a faux library catalog. windgatelane.com Get the directions here. 27. Make a Bekväm foot stool ($14.99) less generic by staining it walnut and dip-painting the top. bloglovin.com Now it actually passes as a side table or nightstand. See the tutorial on Yesterday's Sweetheart. 28. Turn a sideways Expedit (now the Kallax, $59.99) into a mid-century console. ikeahackers.net Get the directions here. 29. Or cover it with paint sticks (FREE!). amykrist.org The paint sticks are painted with different stains to get this reclaimed wood look. Full directions here. 30. Make a Förhöja cart look like a custom piece for your kitchen. huntedinterior.com Get the directions here. 31. Remove the wrinkles from your IKEA slipcovers. thegraphicsfairy.com No ironing involved, just a spray bottle filled with hot water. Intrigued? Get more info here. 32. Transform a Tarva dresser ($149) into a kitchen sideboard. allthingsgd.com It can beautifully hold tons of dishware and all of the bits and bobs to entertain a big dinner party. Get the tutorial here. 33. Turn the Antonius laundry hamper frame ($9.99) into a nightstand. almostmakesperfect.com You would never guess that nightstand used to hold your dirty underwear. Get the tutorial here. 34. These storage boxes look like you paid 10 times as much for them at Kate Spade. firsthomelovelife.com Directions here. 35. Cover a Malm dresser ($79.99) with O'verlays. poshmeetspavement.com Not super crafty? Just buy O'verlays and call it a day. 36. Turn a Grundtal mirror ($34.99) into a Restoration Hardware-worthy piece. apartmenttherapy.com Get the full directions here. 37. This laptop table ($39.99) actually makes the prettiest bar cart. stylemepretty.com Get the directions here. Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox four times a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter!