There is now an entire community of bigger idea folks who are on a re-purposing mission for IKEA products. They call themselves "IKEA Hackers" and there is an online community to share re-purposing product ideas.
Check out ideahackers.net to see some simple and some very creative ways of modifying IKEA products. Most projects even come with detailed instructions to complete you re-purposing project like this Lego storage idea using a headboard, plastic storage cases and some binder clips.
Be wowed or smile as you look at some of this stuff and join the club of IKEA Hackers with your own idea.