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DIY with hairpin legs: 5 IKEA hacks to declutter your home

DIY with hairpin legs: 5 IKEA hacks to declutter your home - The Hairpin Leg Co.

As fans of clean, minimal spaces, we've been on the lookout for clever storage solutions to help us declutter for spring.

If you're looking for an easy springtime DIY project, check out these great ideas. All you need is a set of hairpin legs and a trip to interiors wonderland, IKEA.

1. MOPPE kids book storage by @wealdblog

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IKEA: MOPPE Plywood Mini Drawer Set

Hairpin legs: 2 rod, 12" (White)

Frustrated by the abundance of brightly-coloured and character emblazoned children's products, Charmaine created this simple but stylish storage unit for her daughter. The combination of light plywood and white hairpin legs fits in beautifully in her midcentury-style home. 

To see how she made it, check out Charmaine's blog: IKEA Mopper kids book storage

2. EKET bedside table by @mister_univers 

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IKEA: EKET Cabinet with 2 drawers

Hairpin legs: 2 rod, 14" (Clear coat)

This midcentury modern-inspired bedside table combines IKEA's simple storage unit, with steel hairpin legs. Tastefully customised with desert orange paint.

3. KALLAX yellow storage unit by

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IKEA: KALLAX Yellow Shelving Unit with Yellow door inserts

Hairpin legs: 2 rod, 10" (Black)

With hairpin legs, this practical IKEA shelving unit has been elevated to create a sunny, statement piece. Perfect for springtime storage. (Spot the retro yellow Furbie!)

4. EKBY ALEX Console table by @lauragrayinteriors

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IKEA: EKBY ALEX Shelf with drawers

Hairpin legs: 3 rod, 28" (Orange)

This versatile shelf top is perfect for all sorts of IKEA hacks, and can easily be customised with hairpin legs or shelf brackets. Simply by contrasting it with slender orange hairpins, Laura has given it new life and a distinctive pop of colour. 

Check out another gorgeous IKEA hack console table, with copper hairpin legs: IKEA hack Hairpin console table

5. EKBY ALEX Dressing table by @bmwoulfe 

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IKEA: EKBY ALEX Shelf with drawers

Hairpin legs: 3 rod, 28" (Black)

Same surface, different approach. Bianca Woulfe covered her Ekby Alex with transfer paper for a personalised, patterned finish. Complete with black hairpin legs, it's an elegant IKEA hack with plenty of storage space. 


If you'd like any advice on creating your own IKEA hacks with hairpin legs – from what size would work best, to how to fit them – you're welcome to ask us by commenting below.

And for even more DIY inspiration, our Instagram is regularly updated with all our favourite hairpin leg creations. 

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