Beautifully furnishing your home may seem like an impossible task when you’re on a budget. These 4 Ikea living room hacks help you do just that by showing you how to take functional furniture from Ikea and transform it into fabulous pieces that you’ll be proud of. Timbercreek Communities offers many rental properties in London and Waterloo that cater to students (The Dorchester, The Whitehall and Broughdale Arms). We know that even though money is tight during this exciting time in your life, amazing things are possible with a little ingenuity.
White and Gold Bar Cart
Impress your guests with a beautiful DIY rolling bar cart. It re-purposes an Ikea bookshelf by adding brass handles and rolling castors. You can complete this project for around $100. That’s a small price to pay to add a touch of class to your next cocktail party.
Gilded Bar Stools
Using basic black DALFRED bar stools from Ikea and a little gold metallic rust paint and sealer, you can create your own gilded bar stools for under $100, total. These classic yet contemporary bar stools look great in the kitchen, to create a counter breakfast bar, or as companion pieces to the White and Gold Bar Cart above.
‘Marble’ Coffee Table
Transform a basic Ikea coffee table into a DIY marble masterpiece with ease! This Marble Coffee Table hack can be customized with your choice of marble contact paper and takes almost no time to produce.
Wood and Metal Industrial Shelf
With just a $15 HYLLIS shelf from Ikea, a little black matte spray paint (use in a well ventilated area) and some wood planks, you can create a wood and metal industrial shelf that you will be proud to display. Getting wood cut to fit is easy too. Many stores, like Home Depot, offer one free cut on their in-store saw for every piece of wood that you purchase.
Living on a student budget doesn’t have to mean basic and boring decor. Get crafty with these amazing Ikea hacks. For more information on Timbercreek Communities for rent, including Avenue Apartments or Metropolitan Towers which are under 1km from The University of Waterloo, please visit our website, today!