Children’s furniture may be adorable, but sometimes, you can’t help but buy the cheap, generic stuff because you know kids will outgrow it in a few years. BUT, with just a little time and some paint, you can turn affordable IKEA furniture into mini treasures your kids can’t live without. Here are bold, personality-packed IKEA hacks for your kiddo’s space.

1. IKEA Baby Gym: With a little paint, some fresh plushies, and a whole lot of fun, you can upgrade the generic IKEA Leka and give it some style. It can even match your nursery theme! (via Almost Makes Perfect)

2. IKEA Bed Slat Organization: Take that bed or crib your kid has outgrown, and use it to create some modular wall shelving. Craft supplies, clutter, and just about anything you can hang will now have a new home. (via Brit + Co)

3. Secret Loft: Add some wood paneling to turn the upper bunk of the Kura loft bed into a space that feels like a secret treehouse. (via IKEA Hackers)

4. Sophisticated Play Kitchen: We’d cook in this kitchen, TBH. Give the IKEA Duktig play kitchen a $15 makeover with marble paper, white paint, and gold finishing touches. (via Creating Really Awesome Fun Things)

5. Tassel Boxes: Let your kid pick out their favorite yarn to add the perfect pop of color to plain Drona boxes with these DIY tassels. (via Squirrelly Minds)

6. Vinyl Bookshelf: If paint feels too permanent, use removable vinyl to lend new life to a stark white bookshelf. The adhesive material is especially convenient if your kid’s favorite color changes every day. (via Blue I Style)

7. Map Table: Mod Podge a map to your kid’s desk, nightstand, or play table to inspire their adventurous side. (via Pillar Box Blue)

8. DIY Sharpie Bookshelf Lining: Use a Sharpie and printer paper to create a simple backdrop for any kind of shelving. (via A Beautiful Mess)

9. LEGO Table: Any boring table can become the world’s most awesome game table with LEGO base plates. (via Erin Spain)

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Additional reporting by Sara Cagle