While Ikea  furniture is stylish and the prices on point, the designs can often look generic . . . until they're hacked! Using the blank slate of Ikea's most popular pieces, here are 11 DIYs that transform the simple into the stylish. Whether it be revamping a coffee table or turning a desk into a bar cart, these projects can easily save you big bucks on home decor.
Source: Style Me Pretty , Kristi Murphy , Hither and Thither 
For this sofa makeover , there's no cutting, painting, or gluing involved! All you need to do is replace the original legs on an Ikea couch with new ones (found here ) for a more expensive, midcentury look.
Photo: Lisette Mejia
If you love the look of modern dressers, this DIY  is for you. In three easy steps, you can transform Ikea's Tarva dresser  into what looks like a $1,600 piece !
Photo: Lauren Turner
Comfortable, modern, and affordable, an Ikea chair can be the perfect addition to any home office. For a custom look, try spray-painting the base gold before assembling. All you have to do is follow this simple spray-paint tutorial !
It's hard to believe that this dresser is from Ikea. Following this leather pull tutorial , strips of leather can become a stylish upgrade for only $10!
Trays have endless uses, making them a no-fail gift for both the entertainer and the design-lover. Sure, you could buy a tray , but this paper-strip DIY  is easy and customizable.
Gold makes everything better, especially in a DIY . With some spray paint, this Ikea desk  got a metallic overhaul, providing the office with a cohesive look.
This coffee table is the perfect example of how versatile Ikea furniture is. With spray paint and painter's tape, a blank canvas can be turned into a pretty, gold-painted coffee table .
Bar carts can cost you big bucks, unless you hack it. Using an Ikea laptop table and an acrylic sheet, this bar cart tutorial  made a very standard piece perfect for entertaining.
Trendy and versatile, poufs can be a great addition to almost any space, but they're expensive. Using fabric and an Ikea cube, this ottoman DIY  cost $40, not $300!
For an easy garden update, try this stacked planter DIY . Putting two Ikea planters together (each about $2!), you can give your patio a midcentury-modern look for less.
Turn the art of decoupage into decor with this simple DIY for Ikea chairs . Instead of using paint, give chairs a fresh, perfect-for-Spring look with paper decoupage.
Source: Chelsea's Garage