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21 Easy IKEA Bekvam Stool Hacks – You’ll Want In Your Home

Sometimes, the little things from IKEA are the handiest and the best. One of those many products is their simple footstool. Here, I have curated 21 unique IKEA Bekvam stool hacks.

IKEA may be mass-produced, but its products are designed to be hacked and made unique. The wood on these products is often unfinished, making it easy to paint and decoupage, such as classics like the IKEA Moppe drawers.

I have already transformed an IKEA Moppe with maps and another Moppe with velvet. This time, I’ve bought an IKEA Bekvam stool to make over.

The IKEA Bekvam stool is a handy little footstool designed to make it easier to reach things you store high up. It also has a hand hole in the top step, making the step stool easy to move.

As seen in the collection below, this footstool is not just for reaching the top kitchen cupboard. It has been used as a side table, play kitchen and even a cat’s home.

IKEA Bekvam Stool hacks

The Unique and Fun Ways to Hack an IKEA Bekvam Stool

Which IKEA Bekvam stool was your favourite?

I fancy decoupaging my stool with lovely vintage floral images similar to this still flower tray table. Or I might print some maps onto the unfinished wood as I did with this pallet picture frame.

If I can’t decide, I might have to buy another stool. They are so cheap and handy that having one in the study and kitchen would be useful. I can’t quite reach the books on the top shelves in my study.

Most of my IKEA hacks do involve maps. I have made an IKEA map table and an IKEA Rismon lamp. I’ve even decoupaged a ridiculously cheap IKEA clock with maps.

These IKEA stool hacks are featured under I,for IKEA in the alphabet of clever upcycling ideas.

Don’t forget to check out the best IKEA Lamp Hacks, IKEA mirror hacks and IKEA Hemnes dresser hacks.


Friday 3rd of June 2016

Such an awesome roundup. A stool is a must in our kitchen, I really like the wallpaper stool too. How fun!

Claire Armstrong

Friday 3rd of June 2016

Thank you ! yes the wallpaper one looks great.

Samantha Ramos

Monday 23rd of May 2016

I love Ikea too and am always amazed at the things people do with their furniture. This stool is so cute and versatile. I'll have to check it out next time I'm at Ikea. Thanks for joining the Family Joy link party! :)

Claire Armstrong

Monday 23rd of May 2016

Thank you !


Sunday 22nd of May 2016

All the ideas are so cute! I want one, and love the aged look.

Claire Armstrong

Monday 23rd of May 2016

Thank you ! I think the aged look is really clever but I'd go for blue rather than red.

Anne Marie

Thursday 19th of May 2016

I love IKEA, and IKEA hacks are so much fun. What great ideas to make something truely your own.

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Thank you ! I love IKEA hacks too.


Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Hah! Really amazing inspo posts here. Definitely gonna try washi tapes one. :)

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Thank you ! Yes I like the washi tape ones so many different possibilities.