For several years, I have been trying to find a few meters or yards of a discontinued IKEA fabric that was sold here in the US sometime around 2010 or 2012.
It was one of several called “Kajsastina”, in dark grey with a large sunburst or dandelion design. (see picture below). It has been featured in at least one IKEA hack on this site.
Kajsastina grey starburst fabric
I am hoping that somebody has some left over in a closet somewhere. If you have any leads, or have some of this discontinued IKEA fabric you are willing to sell, please email me at urchiken+fabric AT gmail DOT com.
I have 2 BILLY bookcases for some years now. And I wanted to close them up but not with the classical doors (heavy, not nice and expensive) and more in line with my living room style. So I decided to hack fabric sliding doors for my BILLYs. See more of the fabric sliding doors.
I wanted an easy to make a solution that would conceal my hardware; surround receiver, DVD player, front center speaker consoles and paraphernalia.
In case I would come to own a front-firing sub (my current one is down-firing), I opted for a BESTÅ TV unit with 3 sections, so I would be able to conceal the sub also and still have space for the mentioned hardware.
Instead of installing active cooling behind glass panels and having the problem of having a visible front center surround speaker (and sub), I wanted a TV unit with speaker fabric doors.
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.