When I planned my son's nursery I had only one item on my wish list, Restoration Hardware's Iron & Rope Mirror. The problem? It cost more than I budgeted for the entire room. However, with a quick trip to the hardware store and another one to the Swedish retail giant, I was in business.
One of the best things about IKEA pieces is the myriad of ways you can tweak, hack, tinker with, and customize them to create beautiful, unique pieces on a reasonable budget. And the changes you make don't have to be big, time-consuming ones — sometimes all it takes is just a little effort (and a little ingenuity) to turn a piece into something you'll be proud to show off. Take a look at these seven super-simple IKEA hacks.