That's right, I am sharing my IKEA hack with you. Some of you may be wondering what I am talking about. What is an IKEA hack? Basically adding a few little changes, or a lot, to the boring and plain IKEA items. You can really spruce these items up.
So many wonderful IKEA hacks out there. I highly recommend checking out www.ikeahackers.net. Ikea Hackers has a lot of inspiring ideas.
Now for me, I did not want to build my own storage cabinet, that's right I was feeling a smidge lazy. I knew IKEA had some awesome storage items and cheap to boot. My entryway was needing a focal point, and some additional storage. I spotted these organizers while I was shopping.
This is from the Trofast line at IKEA. What I loved the most about them was you could either buy shelves or buckets that pulled out. Super versatile and would be wonderful to organize my kid's backpacks and shoes. I bought two to go on each side of the bench I originally had in the entry way.
Once I put them together, which only took 30 mins, I realized they were not as tall or wide as I wanted. I knew I was going to have to make a few changes to these. What did I do? I added a sheet of plywood to each side. To achieve the height I wanted. From there you can nail the plywood to the Trofast cabinet
Then comes the fun part, the cabinet doors. I wanted to hide my kids backpacks, lunch bags and other misc. items. I took 1" plywood and cut it to size, which you can see in the following picture. I also used 1/4" plywood to add detail to the front of the doors. A nail gun works great to secure these pieces of wood to the doors.
Here is a up close image of the cabinet doors. The wood embellishment gives the doors a farmhouse feel.
Next I added trim to the top of the built-ins, and a shelf to attach the two cabinets together. Just by adding trim to the top it gives the cabinets a customized looked. You can make any plain bookcase or cabinet look expensive by adding trim.
Next on the list was attaching the doors to the cabinets with some hinges, I used 2 hinges for each door. I picked up these handles at Home Depot, they were originally silver but with a little Rustoleum Brushed Bronze spray paint they were perfect contrast against the white.
I love how this hack turned out! My kids have their individual bucket for shoes and school supplies. Only time will tell if these cabinets will help my kids stay organized, cross fingers!!
Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Hello! Thank you for visiting my site. My name is Aundra and I have always had a passion for interior design. With much coaxing from family and friends I decided to start this blog in hopes to help inspire others to get that look they desire. I love the challenge of beautiful design on a budget. I am also here to help with design questions.