Half Hour Helmer Upgrade


IKEA items used: IKEA Helmer drawer unit

I used the white (off-white) IKEA Helmer drawer unit, did not attach the wheels that came with it. For the handles, I cut a 5/8″ wide pleather belt (that came with a pair of men’s pants from Zara), into even segments. I twisted the point of a scissor through the end of each piece to make holes.

And I purchased off-white screws at the local hardware store that are meant for light switch covers, as well as the matching nuts for them (not meant for switch covers) and replaced the handles. Then I used the clear top of a Greek yogurt container to cut little rectangular pieces to cover and protect the labels, which I printed off my computer.



~ Justin van Deursen