These 13 IKEA Canada Hacks Are Perfect For Giving Your Old Furniture A Second Life

You can turn your old cabinets into beehives! 🐝

These 13 IKEA Canada Hacks Are Perfect For Giving Old Furniture A Second Life
Staff Writer

Everybody loves bringing home way too much stuff from an IKEA trip, but what happens when you need to replace your old furniture with new furniture?

Luckily, the furniture giant has its own set of IKEA Canada hacks that can transform your cabinets and dressers and salad bowls into beehives, birdhouses and terrariums — all in the name of sustainability.

There are 13 hacks in total, assembled under the name "Repurposeful Instructions," each with its own classic IKEA instruction booklets.

The projects are ranked from "beginner" to "advanced," and beginner hacks include turning candle holders into plant pots and hot plates into wall-hanging cork boards. There are four "intermediate" projects, including turning the iconic blue IKEA bags into plant holders and a curtain rod into a painting easel.

Finally, the two "advanced" projects feature two 10-step instruction booklets showing you how to turn a cabinet into a full-blown beehive and how to drill into a salad bowl and attach an Allen key to create your own birdhouse!

"With the launch of Repurposeful Instructions, IKEA wants to help breathe new life into old furniture that might otherwise end up in the landfill," the company's website reads.

And sure — building an IKEA cabinet is hard enough as it is, let alone converting it into a beehive. But while it might be easier to chuck out an old dresser, the bees will thank you for your hard work!

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer