I needed guest-friendly storage in a Cape Cod-themed guest bedroom. This took the better part of a month, after ripping out a dysfunctional and shallow (useless closet) that had been squeezed into the space by a previous owner.
Askvoll 3-drawer chest (plus an extra part from IKEA As-Is for the base)
Soknedal mirror (hung inverted)
2-pair Brattvag short legs
To cover the IKEA-drilled pull holes at the top of each Askvoll chest drawer, I cut pieces of 1/4” x 1 1/2” strips of wood trim and painted them with Valspar Cl133 Careless Whisper, Interior, Eggshell. I drilled center holes in each drawer, and used mercury glass knobs found at TJ Maxx. I left the white fronts white, and glued on my painted trim.
I custom built and fit the upper storage above NORNÄS. I painted the bare wood parts with Valspar 773958 Ultra White (right off the shelf). I ordered 4 pc. of 1/4” thick mirror 13 7/8” x 13 7/8” and glued these in to the door’s panels. I applied the same trim and knob as the chest.
As I mentioned, the storage on top of NORNÄS I custom built to finish out the height of the inverted mirror. One could always find a stock item of the right dimension to create this storage, or add a couple of shelves over it.
I am adding am antique bronze adornment in the upper mirror blank this weekend to “dress” it up a bit.
Because the mirror and dresser have “slick” finishes to them, I had to do some sanding prior to painting.
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.