Friday, March 11, 2011

My D.I.Y project of transforming IKEA shoe cabinets

I bought two basic, cheap Ikea shoe cabinets that have very narrow depths which meant they would not eat the footage of my entryway. I then installed 3-D wall covers onto the cabinet doors, then I painted them with the same green paint as my walls, and I spray painted the visible wood particle parts of the cabinets with a green hue slightly lighter than the wall paint, so the cabinets became two-toned, even though it may not be that visible in the picture.

By choosing the wall paint as the primary color, they look blended into the wall, like an extension.  I then put in some cute daisy shaped aluminum knobs, and voila.




And wanted to add this picture of my eagle mirror and the "man" hooks in my entryway. You can find the Kikkerland man hooks here .


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11 comments:

  1. Hey, fantastic hack. Would you like to submit it to IkeaHackers.net?

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  2. Where did you get the wall covers from?

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  3. They are by Inhabit Living. I got the 2nd quality ones at this link:
    http://www.inhabitliving.com/sale/braille-2nd-quality-wall-flats.html

    The only difference between 2nd quality ones and 1st quality ones (priced at $ 86 versus the 2nd quality ones priced at $ 4.50. That is a HUGE saving) is that the 2nd quality ones have tiny discoloration defects, as they were in my case, but since I painted them anyway, it did not matter to me, so I saved money by choosing them.

    By the way when you buy something from them that is over a certain amount, you get a one-year subscription of Dwell magazine, which is a nice bonus.

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  4. Did you do anything to the wood finish before you painted (sanding, etc.)? Is the spray paint holding up well, or does it scratch easily?

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  5. Sorry for the late reply, but I just saw your comment today. I did sand it very lightly. The spray paint had a primer in it or so it said on the can. It holds very well. No scratches.

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    1. Love this!! What products did you use to affix the wall coverings to the cabinet?

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    2. It was quite a few years ago, but I used the recommended material by the company that made the wall coverings (company name is Inhabit Living.

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  7. Did you have to cut the panels? If so, was it difficult? I have the smaller bissa cabinet and the 18x18 tile is too large.

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  8. I just saw your comment, so excuse me for the late reply. Yes, I had to cut the tiles, and you have to be careful to cut them neatly so there are no jagged edges. But I only had to cut two sides on each panel.

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