Description: My husband transformed two Malm night stands destined for the dumpster into a modern, masculine play kitchen that boasts stainless steel appliances and a mosaic tile back splash.
One chest became the sink side with a dog bowl and discarded faucet. The top drawer was notched so that it could still function as storage.
The other side became a range with the addition of an oven door and black CD burners. The bottom drawer was cut down to create a warming drawer. The stainless steel effect was achieved with contact paper.
Last but not least, the back splash. We just used construction glue to attach the tile to a piece of plywood. After it was grouted, we attached it to the nighstands with brackets. The finishing touch was a Bygel rail and hooks from IKEA.
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.