The empty wall between the kitchen and dining area was very disturbing, even screaming at me to fill it with something. I came up with a hack on the IKEA MALSJÖ cabinet turning it into an elegant, tall glass cabinet on legs. Perfect!
As pictured below
How to upgrade the MALSJÖ into a tall glass cabinet
1. Before assembling the cabinet, paint the interior of the MALSJÖ cabinet including back wall.
2. Put together all pieces according to IKEA Assembly Instructions up to no. 22. Do not do no. 23.
3. Put together the bottom of the cabinet according to IKEA instruction and start making legs with 4 pieces of 2m long 6/6cm timber.
4. Assemble legs as shown.
5. Paint legs in black to match the black of the cabinet color.
6. Put together bottom with new legs and upper part of cabinet.
7. Always screw the cabinet to the wall.
See the complete tutorial for the tall glass cabinet on my blog.
I wanted to share my China Cabinet hack that I recently installed. For a couple of years, I had been searching for the perfect china cabinet for my breakfast nook. I wanted it to be tall, approximately 60 inches wide, and no more than 15 inches deep.
Glass doors on top and closed storage on the bottom. Also needed integrated lighting and glass shelves. Nothing I found had all of the requirements I needed, so I decided to hack my own. BILLY was exactly what I needed! See the IKEA BILLY China Cabinet hack.
We took our unused large, black HEMNES dresser and repurposed it into a dining room sideboard. First we removed the four large drawers and their drawer slides. The holes were filled and sanded and the entire base was painted with two coats of white paint. See the rest of the tutorial.