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How to repurpose an Ikea bookcase? 4 great ideas!

Destini Fry
How to repurpose an Ikea bookcase? 4 great ideas!

Furniture from Ikea is versatile and will fit into the decor of almost any room. However, not everyone knows how cleverly the famous Kallax bookcase can be transformed to create a unique effect and a whole new piece of furniture

If your budget is tight and you’re in the middle of redecorating your home or you want to make some small changes to your interior, it’s worth giving your current piece of furniture a makeover

If you’re a DIY enthusiast, we’ve come up with four solutions for an easy and practical way to transform your classic Kallax bookcase

Often, all it takes is a can of paint or a change of handles to create a unique effect

Kitchen island

Every lover of decorating apartments, especially kitchens at least once dreamed of a kitchen island. Unfortunately, their cost is quite high. We found a way! You can transform your kitchen in a practical way with a bookcase from Ikea. It will help you organise your work in the room and by having a kitchen island, you’ll reduce the distance between your table or worktop and the sink and oven. It will help you save a lot of time and effort, and the installation of a kitchen island will additionally affect the aesthetics of the room

By adding a strip at the bottom and wooden planks at the top, an island created from an Ikea bookcase looks like it was designed that way from the start!


If you’re the DIY type and you like non-standard solutions, the Kallax bookcase will be perfect. Ikea’s furniture is perfect for the workshop, the studio or even the garden . You can organise it in a practical way, with all the tools you need close at hand.


Once you’ve organized your kitchen and workshop, it’s time to change your desk! A bookcase will fit in with any style of interior. It is perfect for a room as a desk. You can adjust the cubes to your liking, fill them with the most necessary things and enjoy a unique look of your room

It is enough to buy, for example, two small bookcases + a plain top to create a unique place to study and work.

RTV cabinet

Are you planning to refresh your living room? Are you dreaming of a new TV cabinet? Another practical way to use a bookcase is to use it as an RTV cabinet.

Most people assume in advance that they need to buy a new piece of furniture, but why not give your current bookcase a little makeover and use it? It is very easy to do and it is very impressive!

The easiest way to do this is to simply turn the cabinet horizontally, paint it a color to match your interior and stack the essentials on top, but you can have a spectacular effect if you cut and fix wooden slats to it and add some low feet


Creating a new, unique piece of furniture does not have to be complicated and expensive. All you need is an idea, an ordinary bookcase from Ikea and some additional materials.

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