ikea fira mini chests get hot new looks

i’ve always loved these ikea fira mini chests. though i have no use for them – i find them too deep for jewelry, too small for stationery – but still i love them because they seem so infinite in possibilities. and full of potential prettiness under crafty fingers. i knew it was only a matter of time before i found a nice hack on the mini chests. true enough.

mini chests before their makeover

here’s melisaur‘s take on them. love the pasted on panels of patterns. and it’s probably a lot easier than painting. not only that, three months down the road, should you tire of them, just tear them off and paste on the pattern du jour.

mini chests with their hot new looks

click here for her step by step tutorial on flickr.