Stunning Studio Apartment Makeover On A Budget | Ikea Hacks | The Home Primp

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    Studio apartments are daunting - you’ve just got one, open room to sleep in, live in and eat in. How do you make it a functional small space on a budget? In this episode of The Home Primp, Chatelaine Home Editor Alexandra Gater takes a trip to Ikea for some small space furniture ideas and leaves with everything she needs without dropping a ton of cash. Watch as she hacks the $10 Ikea Frack mirror into a wall light, jazzes up the Skogsta stool with chalk paint and makes an entryway organizer out of an Bekvam spice rack.

    The trick to creating a living space when your apartment is too small for a couch? Don’t forego the Queen-sized bed - instead, turn your bed into a couch with a few cushions and tons of cozy throws. And one Ikea Kallax shelf is the perfect way to divide this space and even creates a little space for an entryway.

    We hope you love these small space ideas as much as we do! Questions or ideas for the Home Primp series? Comment down below or send Alexandra a message on Instagram @alexandragater.

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    Products featured:

    From Ikea:
    Light: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70315030/
    Curtains: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10111984/
    Bench: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/50305428/
    Stool: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10297958/
    Spice racks: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40070185/
    Chairs: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/90263902/
    Mirror: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/38006200/
    Bed: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S79157936/
    Floor light: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70096377/
    www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20390828/
    Wall light: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/60361923/
    Sheepskin: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70026822/
    String lights: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20390828/
    Kallax shelf: www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00324491/
    Table: www.structube.com/en/eiffel-round-dining-table-35-5-92-10-10?pid=10779

    Clamp lamp: www.amazon.ca/Woods-0169-8-5-Inch-Reflector-150-Watt/dp/B009ONXWC2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1522862326&sr=8-4&keywords=clamp%2Blight&th=1
    String lights: www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/copper-string-led-30-light/037916929705-item.html?ikwid=string+lights&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=9
    Heart decal: www.uwdecals.com/products/i-heart-you.html
    Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: www.anniesloan.com/annie-sloan-products/paints/chalk-paint
    Gold spray paint: www.amazon.ca/Rust-Oleum-1910830-Metallic-Spray-11-Ounce/dp/B000QD3GPW
    Chair: www.homesense.ca/en
    Rug: www.homesense.ca/en
    Cushions, blanket, baskets: www2.hm.com/en_ca/home.html
    Open Crazy Late art print: www.minted.com/product/wall-art-prints/MIN-FIS-GNA/open-crazy-late?org=photo
    This Must Be The Place art print: www.etsy.com/ca/transaction/1426356203
    Alexandra is wearing: www.anntaylor.com/pom-pom-sweater/458734
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BeeeHonest
BeeeHonest

She forgot a closet! Unless the person who lives there doesn't own one single piece of clothing!

8 hours ago
Saman Waseem
Saman Waseem

SSSSSS..HO ANNOYING!

Day ago
kvylynrenee
kvylynrenee

first off i just want to say that there were some cure touches, i enjoyed what you did with the her records and even the heart decal was a nice touch. however i feel that you did the opposite of saving space. the room is overwhelming to look at i couldnt imagine living in a space decorated this way, it looks very claustrophobic and cheesy. the qoutes werent fitting and were impersonal. i thought the chairs looked quite cute but i feel as if you put more of you style into this place than your clients. im definitely not going to judge your eye for this based off of this alone i have a feeling that you're actually quite good at what you do and this just wasnt your best work. thats just my opinion though. I honestly havent even checked the upload date on this but im sure youve only improved and you were clearly hired to do this job and are able to make a living off of this line of work for a reason.

Day ago
roxann Burrell
roxann Burrell

U know it's gonna go downhill when u hear "a bed that double as a couch for guests", whose bum? then my face? aint nobody farting into my mattress does.... Carla not own any clothes, where's the storage ?

2 days ago
Loredana Manciu
Loredana Manciu

Sooo cool!!!

2 days ago
C G
C G

I'm going to be harsh here. I've watched a few of these Home Primp videos and it just looks like the same "half-scandi-half-boho" decor style over and over. It would be nice to see a wider range of decor styles and more dramatic makeovers. IMO the decal, graphic art and fairy lights look cheap and cliched. It would have been nice to see her make the apartment look more like a home and less like a dorm room.

2 days ago
JustCardsBy Sara
JustCardsBy Sara

So u cramped the bed in when there is like another metre behind the shelves

2 days ago
N. S.
N. S.

That door knob you covered up with pillows is going to merge with your head when you sleep more than you think. Also, you got a lot of unnecessary crap that just filled your home with junk. Where is the practical stuff like closet? Wardrobe? Storage? Workspace?

2 days ago
Kevin Yasoni
Kevin Yasoni

What color gray are the closets painted?

3 days ago
BatmanPwnage
BatmanPwnage

I want this type of budget.

3 days ago
BatmanPwnage
BatmanPwnage

Just the budget. The decor was ..........

3 days ago
bluevelvet333
bluevelvet333

do you plan what to buy in advance or you just know what to do with that stuff?

3 days ago
Rod Schermerhorn
Rod Schermerhorn

I think she did a great job.she was able to do so much with very little space!!!

4 days ago
girlygirlwoman
girlygirlwoman

That was GREAT! You did fabulous! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IKEA. What I do appreciate is the details every one else catches. I have a tendency to be short sighted sometimes I think.

4 days ago
Mike Wazowski
Mike Wazowski

my god everything looks so cluttered

4 days ago
molten mav inspirations
molten mav inspirations

Beautiful transformation

4 days ago
HockerGroveStudent
HockerGroveStudent

at 2:20 you see the price tag hanging for the bed at $249 at 2:27 the price that pops up is $199 😂they just flat out lied about the price

6 days ago
jpt610
jpt610

Sorry, it's cute but not the best use of space. First why get a full size bed? I would've gotten the Hemnes daybed ($329) or the Brimnes Daybed for $269 that can also serve as a sofa and also transforms into a double(full) size bed! AND has 3 drawers for storage which clearly is needed in that apt. Marius Stool ($5.99). That dining table and chairs are clearly in the way of the door. Could barely open it. Ingatorp dropleaf table ($129) plus two Ingolf chairs for $49 each. I would have put a small office in the nook area. Ikea has plenty of nice looking pending lamps that cost less than $70 and make a statement. (~$30)

6 days ago
christina
christina

https://www.etsy.com/shop/4CornerJewels

6 days ago
Leneufcinqcergy
Leneufcinqcergy

Looks mad cluttered #nobueno

7 days ago
Albert Blue
Albert Blue

I don’t mean to be negative but I would have put a drawer in the closet to have that out of the way and maybe a pull up bed to have more room during the day time.

8 days ago
BANGTAN IS OXYGEN
BANGTAN IS OXYGEN

Can anyone tell me what’s that style’s name? Cuz I really like it!

9 days ago
Vanessa Mirković
Vanessa Mirković

Where are her clothes? No wardrobe or closed?

10 days ago
breezy0830
breezy0830

click and bait.

10 days ago
Liza Hawkins
Liza Hawkins

All Arrangement looks perfect. Everything is beyond gorgeous, so overall you did a fabulous

10 days ago
Crystal Saete
Crystal Saete

I really don't like this, soooooooo much you guys. Perfect. Soooooo sorry.

11 days ago
Deidre Wilson
Deidre Wilson

God that wall decal is just CRIMINAL I want you ARRESTED and this apartment BURNED

12 days ago
Deidre Wilson
Deidre Wilson

God stop saying hack Jesus

12 days ago
Mery Di
Mery Di

I love it 😊

12 days ago
Ashna Blu
Ashna Blu

Loved this video!!

12 days ago
Jekku
Jekku

I'll never understand why people don't use MURPHY BEDS in tiny apartments. They hide your bed, make for a more minimal look, and allow much more room for ... whatever. Regular beds take up the most real estate in any home, why not do something about that? (and yes, there are cheap murphy beds out there)

13 days ago
jealousofmypuddin
jealousofmypuddin

Oh the same pendant light that’s all over Pinterest? K. Too much clutter.

13 days ago
Julia miss Goolia
Julia miss Goolia

where is the kitchen?

13 days ago
ryan richer
ryan richer

She quickly pans over it in the beginning of the video. At 0:25

8 days ago
Hel Ces
Hel Ces

Where’s the closet? Don’t tell me that’s where you placed the stereo

14 days ago
Fat,Gay, and Tired!
Fat,Gay, and Tired!

Listen the finished product is cute and has some nice touches, but stop with the $500. Better to not even mention it honestly. Hey look at this cute entry shelf that totally does not cost $9.00 at all.

14 days ago
Ayla ASMR
Ayla ASMR

Where do her clothes go, though..?

14 days ago
Cristina Calumpang
Cristina Calumpang

http://DoPartTimeJob.com/?user=821162

15 days ago
juliagoolia72
juliagoolia72

I would for sure end up kicking everything off those shelves from the bed side!

15 days ago
CherienoOnah
CherienoOnah

I love you!!!

16 days ago
Monica vise
Monica vise

Bellissimo!!!🔝

16 days ago
personal_playlist 94
personal_playlist 94

I'd feel claustrophobic if it were me. The bed has wall on one side and a huge shelf on the other, and at the back another wall. Too much white. Perhaps the curtains could be a different shade? She's filled her room with so much unnecessary stuff that most of it feels like garbage.

16 days ago
Orianna Elizabeth
Orianna Elizabeth

That’s the exact Ikea that I go to 😂

16 days ago
Danielle
Danielle

and where do the clothes go? such a waste of space not to use the closet, very impractical but cute...

16 days ago
Vera theBanana
Vera theBanana

This is a pretty awful design...

16 days ago
la la la la
la la la la

Like it really simple tidy not soo much mess!! Tumbs up..

17 days ago
Anushka Sood
Anushka Sood

You are Gid to bachlors

17 days ago
UrTastyLife
UrTastyLife

Maybe this is just a matter of taste but it looks messy and "un-optimized" to me. But I don't mean to be all negative, if you really love what you do, work hard into it and just improve your skills.

17 days ago
K L
K L

I'm itching to see the kitchen(ette) and closet space (I thought the alcove was a closet-sans-rod & door - like an open design). Maybe you have that elsewhere??? [And yes - triple brava on the room divider & say hey that she owned it already - well done!]

18 days ago
KyleMatthew Raven
KyleMatthew Raven

What if u dont have raw bricks in ur room but you want to incorporate it. I love how you balanced everything. I uave trouble with balancing the disgn. This sign decribes me and i hioe im able to pull it off but also change it up alittle bit

18 days ago
Mere Kaleca
Mere Kaleca

i love it!

18 days ago
Stuart Friesen
Stuart Friesen

10 forty dollar rugs...alone is $400????

18 days ago
GreatNair8
GreatNair8

Doesn't she have clothes? Where will She hang them? And is it just me or does the place look really really cramped? Plus no kitchen? How is it a studio apartment?

19 days ago
Gabby Flying Chef
Gabby Flying Chef

Looks great but TOTALLY dishonest about the price (what you actually spent. That's BS. You showed us yourself the BS. why lie? So it costs more, why not just be honest. Lame. (the dishonesty) - example: grabbing an armload of sheep skins ("a million")??? Do you really think people can't do the math? Super cute (and why in the world do you not include the bed (for this primp)" - one more piece of BS related to your "Under $500). People might actualy like to know the true price, which is still great! All that BS justr makes YOU look really bad.

19 days ago
ragoflex
ragoflex

"I'm gonna do this for under $500 from ikea." Apart from a whole bunch of other stuff, and actually well over $500 😂😂😂

20 days ago
onehonei2
onehonei2

It looks really nice but I think it would look nicer and more space with a Murphy beds and a kitchen island. But it looks nice

20 days ago
Nandini S
Nandini S

Dinning table too close to entry door .....Bed is blocking a small door ....I am assuming small storage. If bed is going to double as a sofa why partition it with another furniture? With the budget, she could have had a sofa bed that would have been lot tidier and efficient. Aside from designers personal obsession with pompom....her approach to design does not exude practicality, function or even any level of creativity. Tussles on curtains?!

20 days ago
L wood
L wood

where is the kitchen and bathroom

21 day ago
Sabrina Bolaños
Sabrina Bolaños

3:24 XD

23 days ago
AK RC
AK RC

Where is she going to put her clothes???

24 days ago
Maebh Mulcahy
Maebh Mulcahy

Where does she put her clothes ?

24 days ago
Jocelyn Conway
Jocelyn Conway

oh ikea what a surprise

25 days ago
Roberta Dall'Alba
Roberta Dall'Alba

This is amazing 😍

25 days ago
Le Phan
Le Phan

It’s good but it would be better with less stuff. Too much for the eyes. You did a good job anyway

26 days ago
OhJay
OhJay

Looks like a teenager lives there. You really don't know how to spend money wisely.

26 days ago
tlcarr08
tlcarr08

I'm so confused... where are her clothes??? Is she supposed to run into the chairs when she walks through the door? It is cute, it just doesn't seem practical.

27 days ago
Claudia Almeida
Claudia Almeida

So nice 👍

27 days ago
VICTORIA LOUISE
VICTORIA LOUISE

I loveeee this video! Although some of the things you bought were quite expensive 🙈.I just uploaded a Marbella Apartment Tour on my channel 🛥☀️🌴 If anyone fancies checking out a new channel, I’ve uploaded LOADS of different things lately...Mukbangs 🍔 🍟What I Eat in a Day’s 🍰Drive with Me’s 🚗Vlogs 📷 ASMR 🎤 and Sit Down Chats 🛋 Let me know what you think, I’d appreciate it so much ☺️✌️

27 days ago
MrsDavis913
MrsDavis913

Where are her clothes?

28 days ago
Jess Samuda
Jess Samuda

Too cluttered for my eyes

28 days ago
KayCee Rutan
KayCee Rutan

I loved this I can't believe people really are complaining over this

28 days ago
Nicole Zapata
Nicole Zapata

Truly curious at how you can confidently say you only spent $500? I’d give the benefit of the doubt and say you only meant at ikea, even still though, let’s break it down. 1. Mirror: $9 2. Two $40 chairs = $80 3. Stool $30 4. Supposedly (6) $40 sheepskin rugs... but let’s just say she got two bc that’s all I saw in the video, $80. 5. $10 spice rack 6. Headboard $199 (not including the actual mattress which we’ll say was roughly $70 since she got the cheaper of the ikea mattresses). (Quick running total so far= $518)... 7. Curtains $20 8. Also, she didn’t price out the bed sheets which were at least $15 each. So we’ll say $30-$40 for those. 9. Globe light, $25 10. Pendant light $99 Final cost for everything (minus tax)...drum roll please... $692. ($192 over $500 and that is not including all the extras that weren’t considered as part of the “budget”). Overall, over a $1,000 room makeover. Still not bad for putting together an entire place but blatant click bait. Which is kind of sad.. :/

29 days ago
nicole crystal
nicole crystal

way too much you no thanks

29 days ago
May Water
May Water

Too much

29 days ago
Save Democracy
Save Democracy

If the renter already had Ikea furniture, then you are NOT furnishing for under $500! Really? What a waste of my time watching this. Also. Is it me or is the American accent becoming unbearable that people will stop watching anything American? I think so.

Month ago
Dipak Srivastava
Dipak Srivastava

Not at all $500 make over... Most of the stuffs were already available. Wasted my time watching this video.

Month ago
Vanessa P
Vanessa P

Come to my condo please!!!! I love your videos!!!!!

Month ago
Justina Venturino
Justina Venturino

This looks so cute but where do her clothes go ?

Month ago
Abraxis Halliwell
Abraxis Halliwell

anyone else notice the Coraline door?

Month ago
this too shall pass
this too shall pass

Not cute at all

Month ago
Romano Gitano
Romano Gitano

Unquestionably, my favorite item is the "Leather Butterfly Chair" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Month ago
rando
rando

Ok you know what, initially I thought this was a fail but I will dive deep into my blackened heart and give some actual feedback. The main things I didn't like about this were: a lot things were not included in the final budget like the new bed and the throw pillows; in terms of functionality, my biggest pet peeves were the back entrance being blocked by a cabinet, the front entrance being blocked by a chair, the bed being cut off by a shelf and used as a couch instead of just fitting a couch into the space, just everything being cut off and; "stocking up" on sheepskin rugs that are three times the price of the more affordable and not cruel to animals version. However, the throw pillows that were chosen were really nice, the shelf decor was really bright and vivacious and the mirror -> light DIY was nifty. My biggest solutions would have been to make sure that all doorways are actually free and incorporating a couch instead of having guests sit on the bed (there was empty space behind the shelf that could have been used for this somehow). I think the comments are harsh (mostly because of the sheepskin comment you made) and I'm sorry if this video cost you your job...

Month ago
Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

That’s nice and all but we’re are the persons clothes and stuff gonna go?

Month ago
Gloria Alonzo
Gloria Alonzo

This was so satisfying to watch and you are too cute!!!

Month ago
Positive Chick
Positive Chick

Lovely.

Month ago
Phee
Phee

$70 for a single-colored decal??? Just paint one yourself???????

Month ago
Sarah holland
Sarah holland

Where was the kitchen? It's too cluttered. I'd put a bed in the alcove or, leave it as storage/wardrobe space & get a wall bed in main bit. Then have a proper sofa & smaller, neater Dining table set.

Month ago
Tammy B
Tammy B

I love studio apartments!! I had one that was 350 sq ft, and it was my favorite space ever!!!

Month ago
goth angel sinner
goth angel sinner

you spent over $200 on sheep skin rugs only, there's no way it was all under $500. the final result looks just like any other tumblr-esque / minimalist type of home decor, overly-cluttered and not functional at all

Month ago
BlackBerryTrees
BlackBerryTrees

umm this video was pretty badly done in my opinion. I couldn't even see the final full space well because it seemed like the entrance was completely taken over by the table and was there even a kitchen? Also where is this person going to keep all their clothes? That little nook would have been perfect for it. And there wasn't even a final tally of the ikea receipt or any of the actual decorating things like the rug, pillows and everything else! Sorry if you guys actually have a great channel overall but ya I didn't enjoy this video at all

Month ago
MicDubTV
MicDubTV

You can tell this chick isn't used to spending on a budget.

Month ago
notconvincedgranny
notconvincedgranny

With the fully-loaded bookcase snugged up against the bed, how do you make/change the bed? Nice place to look, but not to live.

Month ago
pimprunelle pimprunelle
pimprunelle pimprunelle

I L O V E!!!

Month ago
Hope Loomis
Hope Loomis

Don't like it at all no color

Month ago
NadiaMonyea
NadiaMonyea

More like a $1,500 make over.

Month ago
ContrastY
ContrastY

adorable. very nice work.

Month ago
Lottia Villalba
Lottia Villalba

So.many.$40.sheep. Good god.

Month ago
IFMIStupidFox
IFMIStupidFox

“Wallpaper is expensive. Here’s a $70 wall decal instead.” Okay then

Month ago
ness01 ness
ness01 ness

Please please please can someone tell me where the basket for the plant is from!! I’ve been looking forever ❤️

Month ago
Loni Carr
Loni Carr

Nice way to stage a studio, but as for day to day living this is definitely NOT going to work. Is this a temporary place, where is the bathroom? is it shared? (gross) Loads of other questions and criticisms about this "500 dollar" cost. I don't think so.

Month ago
Anna Decute
Anna Decute

We’re gonna do this on a budget *grabs 10 $40 sheep rugs* 😂😂😂😂

Month ago
malay bender
malay bender

Where's the closet?

Month ago

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