We’ve been working on this for a while now and I’m thrilled to finally pull back the curtains on this fun collaboration with my 5 amazing sponsors. CoverCouch, O’verlays, Panyl, Prettypegs and Semihandmade are “IKEA-hack companies” that supply products that fit the IKEA system. Think of them as supplier of hacking shortcuts.
Not liking the SEKTION doors IKEA offer, then head to Semihandmade. Need more patterns and texture on the MALM chest of drawers? Panyl and O’verlays may do the trick for you. Worn out EKTORP sofa? Upgrade it with sexy new Prettypegs legs and slipcover from CoverCouch.
Let them show you how easy it is to change the look of your IKEA.
2 door pulls (varies) we used some old door knockers spray-painted gold metallic
4 drawer pulls (varies) we used unfinished wooden pulls spray-painted gold metallic
2 Panyl for Kallax doors in Poplar
4 Panyl drawer covers for Kallax in Poplar
4 Prettypegs Estelle 480 Ash Natural Coffee table legs
Assemble the Kallax unit and inserts according to the manufacturer’s instructions, leaving off the doors and not yet putting the drawers into the unit.
Screw on the Prettypegs leg plates on all four corners of the Kallax unit. Screw in the legs and set the piece up on its legs.
Drill a hole for the door pull in the center of the doors.
Apply the Panyl sheets onto the insert doors and drawers according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The O’verlays panels didn’t need to be painted for this project because we wanted them white but decided to give them a spray of white matt to get a finished look.
Apply the O’verlays according to the manufacturer’s directions. We used a silicone adhesive for this project.
Once dry we attached the doors and put in the drawers.
Install the hardware and you’re done.
IKEA SEKTION Wall Cabinet hacked into Semihandmade Standing Cabinet
1 IKEA Sektion 30”w x 40”h Wall Cabinet
2 30” IKEA Wall Shelves
1 Richlite Black Top
4 Prettypegs Estelle 170 Ash Natural Legs
2 Semihandmade 15” x 40” Basketball Court Doors
4 IKEA Utrusta Hinges
2 Door Pulls (not shown/optional)
Assemble IKEA wall cabinet
Attach Prettypegs legs
Attach Richlite top with latex caulk
Insert hinges into doors
Insert shelves into cabinet
Attach Semihandmade’s doors to cabinets
Well, now you can hack these too. Just take part in our giveaway to win gift certificates from any one of these 5 IKEA-hack companies.
10 prizes to be given away
Each winner takes home a gift certificate worth USD200 from one of the sponsors.
All you need to do is answer this question:
Choose one of the five IKEA-hack companies featured in the giveaway and tell us why you’d like to win a gift certificate from them:
“What product you like and what IKEA hack you would use it for?”