However, we still can’t run away from wanting to personalise it to suit our homes despite it’s classic good looks.
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7 ways to upgrade and customise the IKEA HEMNES shoe cabinet:
#1 Embellish with a wood top
Andrijana, from Belgrade, Serbia, replaced the top of the cabinet with a walnut wood plank. And added new knobs from Zara home (which is also wood with gold details). And it looks just right for the entrance when paired with the STOCKHOLM mirror.
Another beautiful one in the same setup but with leather pulls instead of knobs. See the tutorial.
Kaila also took the paint route, covering her old black-brown HEMNES with a rich Midnight Blue. She used Behr’s Paint and Primer in one, so saved a step in the paint process. Finished with gold knobs and marble contact paper on the top panel. Love the spray painted gold feet!
Jonna glued wooden onlay ornaments onto the cabinet front. Then finished with chalk paint and wax. And voilà! A one-of-a-kind shoe cabinet. See the tutorial here.
#5 Go for texture
Melonie bought a pre-loved white HEMNES, which unfortunately came with that old yellowed look. Using stencils and acrylic paint, she added a dark, subtle texture to the shoe cabinet. Oh, so classy. See her tutorial here.