Kallax grows up to be a glamorous credenza

KALLAX glamorous gold and black credenza

IKEA item:

  • Kallax
  • Kallax door inserts

A small second lounge room in our home was calling for a sideboard – something chic and a little bit glamorous! But after shopping around for months, we couldn’t find anything that was a) affordable or b) exactly what we wanted. The solution was to take matters into our own hands and we chose Kallax as our starting point!

1. After building the Kallax unit with door inserts, we were ready to add legs. I chose ‘Estelle 480’ from Prettypegs.com, which comes with base plates and self-tapping screws. We positioned the first base plate near the corner of the unit and used a cordless drill to push in the screws, then repeated this step for the remaining 3 base plates.


2. The legs from Pretty Pegs easily wound into the base plates and then we righted the furniture onto its fancy new pegs.


3. We were now ready to attach panels to the door fronts. I chose design 1118 in mirror-gold from Stylkea.com. I literally peeled off the adhesive backing from the panel and stuck them onto the door fronts. No measuring was required as they fit perfectly.


4. We then moved the furniture into position! That’s it. The whole project was completed in 2.5 hours, which included assembling the Kallax.

KALLAX glamorous gold and black credenza

Our grown-up Kallax credenza receives loads of compliments and nobody believes us when we say that it started its life as a flat-pack. 🙂

~ by Kylie

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