Ikea Hack: Hamper into Side Table

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Ikea Hack -Hamper into side table

So, I like to think I keep my house relatively clean. Although I'm sure my mom would disagree since every time she comes over to watch the babe and I come home, she's practically cleaned the house. Which is great. But then I realize that maybe my house isn't as clean as it should be :) I do know my big downfall though. Laundry. Ugh. I hate hate hate laundry. Detest it. I'm one of those people who would rather go and buy new clothes than do laundry. Which of course...then creates that much more laundry.

So, in my attempt to maintain this laundry I went to Ikea and bought a nice little hamper...which was dumb, since I already have like 5 hampers, but whose counting :) As mentioned, this was an attempt. Because it never actually made it into my house. It has sat in the garage for over 5 months now :) I told you...I hate laundry. Anything to do with it. And that also means hampers.
turn this into a side table!

I figured it was about time to put it to use. But didn't care to use it for it's actual use. And it the spirit of repurposing something, I decided to turn this into a cute little side table! Not only did this hamper get repurposed, the top is actually a cabinet door I found at ReStore years and years ago.

So, cabinet door meets hamper equals side table :)
Ikea Hack -Hamper into cute side table
This was a super easy project to do. First, was to take off the bag on the hamper which left just the frame.

Next was lining up the hamper frame onto the underside of the door and securing it using half inch pipe straps I found in the plumbing aisle.

One frame piece is a bit shorter than the other, so to make sure the table sat level, I put some felt between the door and the frame on the shorter side. I was able to do this since I used the half inch pipe straps and the frame itself is only about half that size.

Now to make it a little bit prettier. I just unscrewed the straps that kept the frame from folding down on itself. With the pipe straps secured, the frame itself won't move anymore so there's no need for them anyway. Plus they are ugly :)

And that's it! Super cute upcycled table.
Ikea Hack -Hamper into side table

 The cost of this was maybe $5. I think I bought the door for about a buck and then the hamper was $4 if I remember correctly.
Ikea Hack -Hamper into side table
Now, since it's that time of month again, lets get onto the other projects involved in the "Repurpose Reuse Recycle" Series!


  1. Okay, that is really clever! And now I'm thinking up an idea for my very own hamper frame. The insert is long gone and I've been kidding myself that I would sew a new one. But now ....

    Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

    :) Linda

    1. you can have my old insert :) all you have to do is sew up the top! I promise it has never been use :)

  2. What a great idea! I love that you took two unwanted pieces and put them together to make something great - super smart!

  3. Oh my! It looks so lovely in your home! Great work!!!
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  4. I want to use your silver shine for my new Bedroom design Ideas. I already visited many site but here I found the best design for my new home. Thanks a lot.
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  5. Oooh awesome hack! I just love hacks and this one looks really nice! I also adore your gorgeous living area!


happy DIYing! Alicia