IKEA might be the single most convenient thing to ever happen to condo-dwellers, but don’t just settle for having the same end tables as everyone else in your building.

We are a generation obsessed with DIYs. Perhaps this is due to this generation’s rejection of anything mass-produced, which goes hand-in-hand with our obsession with all things personalised and artisanal. Crafting, hacking and creating things with our own two hands fills the Millennial void with a big ol’ dollop of purpose. So roll up your sleeve and prep your craft corner because these IKEA DIY hacks are not only going to satisfy your inner craftsman but also spice up your home in a big way.

Hack your IKEA furniture with these 10 DIY projects:

Fintorp Rail to Phone charging station

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Are you sick of forgetting where you left your phone charger? Do you hate clutter on the kitchen counter? Solve both problems by fashioning this adorable charging station – it’ll cost you less than 10 bucks! Get full DIY instructions here

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Harry Chair to Polka Dot Chair

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The lopsided polka dots are oh-so-sweet, but the sky’s the limit for pattern options. The Harry Chair acts as a black canvas for you to decorate using colourful permanent markers or even jot down your favourite quotes on the upholstery for a funkier approach. Get full DIY instructions here

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Borby Lantern to Terrarium

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This cutest place to keep a plant and it’s only $15! It’s also a great and aesthetically-pleasing way to guard your greens from a fur baby that likes to dine on shrubbery. Get full DIY instructions here

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Bygel Utility Cart to Bar Cart

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For the most badass host on the block, the Bygel Utility Cart can be turned into a home for all your liquors, and at just $39.99 looks way more expensive than it actually is. Get full DIY instructions here

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Raskog Utility Cart to Vanity Station

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Imagine if I told you that with the Raskog Utility Cart, you’ll never trip over the cord of your hair straightener again. Get full DIY instructions here

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IKEA Outdoor Flooring to Bath Mat

Hardwood-chic. Or should we say, hardwood cheap? Get full DIY instructions here

Lack Side Table to Game Table

ikea hacks For the host who is too drunk up on sizz to entertain their guests, this side table turned game table does all the entertaining for just $9.99 and a little paint. Get full DIY instructions here

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Ribba Picture Frame to Decorative Jewellery Tray

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This grab and go jewellery station is easy (and affordable) to make, and pretty to look at, too. Get full DIY instructions here

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Vurm Wine Rack to Herb Garden

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Never run out of thyme again with this DIY wine rack turned indoor herb garden. Get full DIY instructions here

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Bygel Rail to Lid storage

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This one is for anybody out there who has ever been annoyed at lids for not stacking. Get this and more DIY instructions for cupboard storage here

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Will you try these IKEA hacks?

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