The Ultimate Secret To Making IKEA Furniture Look High End

Anyone can do it.

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Building IKEA furniture can certainly spark a rollercoaster of emotions, but for the price, it's really hard to say no. Nor do I want to. So whenever I learn a new hack to make my inexpensive purchases look like a million bucks, I get all too excited.

One of the easiest upgrades you can make? Get rid of all original knobs. The stock ones are boring, and when you realize how easy it is to upgrade them (and how much it changes the look of the furniture), you'll wonder why you've waited so long.

, an Oregon-based company, has come up with all kinds of leather handles and pulls you can install in minutes. If I didn't know any better, I wouldn't believe these pieces are actually from IKEA.

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The Burnside Leather Drawer Pull
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Sure, you can paint your IKEA furniture just like everyone else, but why be a follower when you can keep the solid pine and add ? My advice: Be a leader.

The Burnside Leather Drawer Pull
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Even this for $39.99 looks more expensive. Leather really does make everything fancier, doesn't it?
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The St. Johns Leather Tab Pulls
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These otherwise-plain cabinets get a sophisticated makeover with the help of these .

The St. Johns Leather Tab Pulls
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Check them out up-close; how unique, right?

The Sellwood Leather and Wood Handles
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Typically kitchen cabinets and drawers have knobs of various sizes and shapes. Don't settle for just one when you're swapping them out, especially in an IKEA AKURUM kitchen. These make for a cool combo.

The Fremont Leather Drawer Pull
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Don't be afraid to mix and match with some edgy as well.

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