Description: We recently tiled our bathroom and fitted a shower bath but having a small bathroom, we were pretty much limited to the size of washstand we could fit in and the Ikea Fullen one had the perfect dimensions. It looked a bit cheap (and it was at only £20) and needed something doing with it.
We kept the housing as it was but took off the flimsy doors and a friend who works in a local kitchen company made me 2 thick bevelled edged black, gloss doors. We fitted those and bought new handles to match the other handles we had in the bathroom.
I then bought a couple of chrome radiator pipe covers and fitted them to the bottom of the legs on the washstand so they look like metal feet and I covered the internal thin shelves in a zebra print plastic. This not only protects the thin wood from rotting when returning bottles that have been used in the shower and bath but looks great too.
We then bought the Talleviken sink for £50 and used the mixer tap we took off the old sink we disposed of. We are really pleased with it and the whole unit cost £70 with a small added cost of new doors and handles.
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.