Description: I wanted to share my hack which is a mirrored bedside table. I recently bought a new bed and of course, decided that I needed some new bedsides to go with it. I fell in love with some mirrored bedside tables, but quickly fell out of love when I saw the price (>$600 AUD each). I desperately wanted them but could never justify the price… enter the hack! A quick trip to Ikea and I was pleasantly surprised when I found some materials that I could put together to hopefully create some replicas.
1. I bought 2x white Malm chests ($59 AUD) and 2x Minde wall mirrors ($39 AUD). I was originally going to get the mirrors custom ordered, but for that the Minde mirrors were the perfect width (40cm) for the Malm.
2. Get the mirrors cut to size. I went to a local glazier who was lovely enough to do it for free! I needed two top pieces (approx. 40 x 48cm) and four drawer fronts (approx. 40 x 20cm).
2. Assembly! I made the frame for the chest but left the drawers incomplete until I was ready to attach the mirror pieces.
3. To attach the mirrors, I used Selley’s Liquid Nails for Mirrors and Glass. I’m not sure if this is available outside Australia, but if not, you will need to use a natural cure silicone as normal silicones may corrode the backing of the mirror. This part was pretty easy, just had to pop the silicone in a caulking gun and apply the silicone in strips approx. 8cms apart (make sure not to go too close to the edge). Let cure for 48-72 hours.
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.