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Upgrade Your Ikea Buys With These Hacks

One of the things we love most about Ikea furniture is how easily you can customize it.

By now you’ve probably picked up a few pieces at the newly opened Ikea store in Merriam. But the fun is just beginning.

With a little imagination and an assist from the number of companies that sell decorative add-ons for Ikea’s furniture, you can completely makeover your purchases. Our go-tos include O’verlays (myoverlays.com), where you can order a myriad of chic patterned fretwork panels, and Bemz (bemz.com), which brings new life and loads of personality to Ikea’s beloved basics with fabric slipcovers (pictured below).


If you’re more of the DIY type, add personality and color to a table or sideboard by giving it a dip-dyed look. See the steps here.


Transform a BYGEL utility cart ($29.99) with a bottle of gold spray paint and this how-to.


Make your Malm dresser ($79.99 for three drawers) a little chicer (and easier to get into) by nailing in leather pulls.

Find even more hacks online here, plus check out sneaky ways to save money at the superstore via Popsugar.