Barb’s bedroom came together from bits and pieces. Who would have known! Very shabby chic.
She says, “The bed started with two Ikea TV benches from a few years back (sorry, don’t know the name) and grew from there – a sheet of MDF on top, an old door for the footboard and a couple of found pallets for the headboard. Lots of storage and a very comfy place to sleep!
For the closet, I wanted mirrors and storage. My budget was tight, so that ruled out the Pax mirrored-door wardrobe solution. Instead, I went with two Stark hall units, built out from the wall. Basic closet guts and curtains added the extra storage I needed. So it’s light, cheerful and cheap!
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.