18 Coolest DIY IKEA Desk Hacks To Try - Shelterness (2022)

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IKEA is famous for its basic furniture that can easily fit any modern and not only modern interior. But how to personalize it and make it cooler? Easily! There are tones of hacks they show how to completely change whole pieces, add new legs, finishes and details, and you are sure to find lots of them for each piece. Today we are discussing desk hacks, and this roundup includes not only desk hacks but also various IKEA items turned into cool desks.

Desk Hacks

If you like to add touches that are low-commitment and removable, adhesive vinyl is the perfect material! This roundup will tell you how to easily hack a boring IKEA desk and turn it into a colorful piece, which can be turned back anytime as adhesive vinyl is removable. Make a no paint makeover and enjoy!

DIY IKEA desk hack with adhesive vinyl (via lovelyindeed.com)

This desk consists of Lerberg trestle legs and a Linnmon table top. As you can see from the pictures, the original table legs were a dark grey color. To give them a more glam look, spray them with the bright gold spray paint or any other metallic shade, which are so popular today. Read the whole tutorial to find out how to do that.

DIY Linnmon and Lerberg desk hack (via www.daintydressdiaries.com)

If you have two working at home people or two kids studying, you need a double desk. Two IKEA jerker desks will be a nice base for such a desk, and Jerker swivel shelves will complete the whole working/studying zone. Read how to build such a station in the tutorial.

DIY 2 sided IKEA Jerker desk (via www.ikeahackers.net)

If you need a cheap desk to fit in a small space, the IKEA Micke desk is just right, but there are two problems people have complained about with using this desk for a desktop computer: the desk lacks ‘depth’, meaning that if you put the keyboard in front of the monitor, the monitor is too close to your eyes. The drawer hangs too low, so if you adjust your chair to the right height to keyboard, you hit your knees on the underside of the drawer. Instead of inserting the drawer into the drawer tracks, attach the drawers’ tracks to a piece of pine 2cm thick, to act as the keyboard tray. How to do that? Read in the source.

DIY IKEA Micke desk with a keyboard tray (via www.ikeahackers.net)

In case you love IKEA prices but think their desks are too simple you can make some of them looks luxurious. That will be showed on the IKEA’s Vika Amon unfinished pine desk. The idea is to finish its top to looks like aged wood. The effect is achieved with a burning technique that makes modern wood look like rustic wood. After some staining and finishing the desk can become a perfect addition even to the most sophisticated interiors. If you also add a custom-ordered glass top it also will be very practical and comfortable to work on.

DIY IKEA’s Vika Amon desk hack (via www.shelterness.com)

This super cute and sleek desk is an IKEA Vittsjo hack! First, put together the table omitting the shelf (which is designed to hold a laptop) and the glass top. The top will be covered with concrete to give it a rough industrial look, and all the rest will be painted to fir the tabletop. Read the whole tutorial to find to how to do that.

Desks From IKEA Items

If you want a desk in the style of the Skogsta series, there’s a cool idea for you! Take the Medium Skogsta chopping boards to produce a functional writing/laptop desk. Hairpin legs are a trendy addition, which is sure to make your desk more stylish and modern.

DIY desk from IKEA Skogsta chopping boards (via www.ikeahackers.net)

A cool minimalist desk can be easily made by yourself, just get some IKEA Malm drawers and let’s hack them! You’ll also need a tabletop of your choice to place it on the drawers. The piece is pretty easy to make, and it will be a nice desk with a plenty of storage for anyone!

DIY desk from IKEA Malm drawers (via www.shelterness.com)

This cool home office is made from IKEA kitchen top and kitchen cabinets. The printer is installed in the place where you normally the oven put. The piece that was cut out was trimmed and placed with a small piece if a front. this hides the heavy duty shelf underneath it.

DIY desk from IKEA kitchen cabinets (via www.ikeahackers.net)

IKEA has a lot of hidden gems, and here they are – 2 IKEA Hilver table legs, IKEA Linnmon table top and IKEA Micke drawer unit turned into one functional and very cool desk! It’s sleek and clean so it doesn’t take up a lot of bulk in a room — no eyesores here. And how about those sexy desk legs? Sometimes you have to hunt around but IKEA seriously has some lovely little hidden gems!

DIY stylish desk from IKEA items (via lovelyindeed.com)

Malm and Kallax turned into one cool and functional desk? Yes, please! Read this tutorial to find out how to assemble this cool desk of them and enjoy.

DIY glam Malm desk (via www.ikeahackers.net)

This gorgeous mid-century modern desk won’t take much space and has trendy and chic hairpin legs! The whole piece is made of IKEA Ekby Alex Shelf and some other supplies. The coolest this is that it can easily fit a small space, for example, that one behind the sofa, and you’ll get a small and comfy working nook.

This desk is the perfect place to take notes on projects, make lists to take to the hardware store, and sketch out new ideas. There’s also a ton of storage, thanks to the Kallax bins and Rast drawers. Read on how to pull off this easy IKEA desk hack yourself.

DIY desk from Rast and Kallax (via www.ikeahackers.net)

IKEA VIKA ARTUR legs/trestles and a wooden tabletop will give you a chic rustic desk. The trestles are adjustable, which is really great, and the desk can work as a cocktail table for entertaining, just add more stools! Read the whole project to find out how to make it.

DIY VIKA ARTUR legs and a top into a desk (via lipstickandawhitetee.blogspot.ru)

Pallets and things from IKEA are parts of many cheap DIY projects. Would you like to combine them in one project? Here is a computer desk made of a pallet, 4 Vika Curry legs from IKEA, 5mm thick plywood sheet and floor boards. It’s very cheap to make and quite functional. The deck has a storage space thanks to using the pallet and quite interesting look thanks to the red legs. As you can also see from the pictures it’s also quite easy to make.

DIY IKEA Vika Curry legs and a pallet into a desk (via www.shelterness.com)

This upcycled desk with pink and gold confetti stars is the perfect addition to a kids room or a fun home office! It is so simple to achieve, and every girl will be obsessed with the subtle pop of color it gives to the room. Don’t miss how to DIY this adorable office piece below!

DIY IKEA pink desk hack (via bestfriendsforfrosting.com)

When in need of a really simple, nice, natural material desk, use IKEA butcherblock countertop (which is cuttable, sandable, stainable and paintable) and some cool legs (like the Vika Inge style seen here, which has been replaced with Vika Runtorp). Need to know more details about this project? Read the full tutorial.

DIY basic IKEA countertop desk (via www.apartmenttherapy.com)

Have you ever tried to get things done while standing? In other words, wouldn’t you love to have an IKEA standing desk in your home so you can better concentrate on the task at hand, burn calories and maintain a nice posture at the same time? Remember to build your desk with the perfect working height. For that you’ll need a sturdy and tall base. To make a desk like this one you’ll need the following things from IKEA: Vika Artur trestle, Vika Amon (the table top), Ekby Alex (wall shelf), a Lack wall shelf and a Capita bracket. Read the full tutorial to build this piece.

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