Thursday, May 6, 2010

B&A: "Custom"-Made by IKEA

If you've been reading this blog, you know that I'm a fan of IKEA, and especially of hacking IKEA furniture. If you didn't already know that: I'm a fan of IKEA and especially of hacking IKEA furniture. Now you know.

Some IKEA hacks are about functionality and repurposing. Others are about style. And today, do I ever have a stylish makeover for you.

Lindsay from the Aubrey and Lindsay blog (which is a great read overall, BTW), posted her how-to on how to take a dull RAST three-drawer chest and completely change its look.

Here're the raw materials...

And after a lil' elbow grease and brow sweat, here's the "after"...

Modern, clean, classy, and utterly unrecognizable as IKEA. Because no matter how much you love that Swedish furniture giant, it's kind of a bummer to have the same piece as everyone else. With a little paint, new hardware, and imagination, you can take that same mass-produced piece and turn it into something unique to you. You'll also get to have fun watching peoples' jaws drop as they ask you where you got it, and you tell them IKEA...

Via Apartment Therapy and Aubrey and Lindsay.

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