1. Build the closet following the instructions EXCEPT the drawer and doors. Also if you want to move the coat hanger up as I did, also skip the steps about the shelf.
2. I cut out the middle section of the doors and drawer front with a regular saw. You only need to cut the part that pops up, leaving about 1.5 cm left between the thick wood of the doors and the thin wood.
3. Cut the wooden trim to fit the holes of the door. A mitre box is very helpful for this.
4. Sandpaper, dry down and paint the wardrobe. I painted both the doors and the closet frame. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
5. Soak the rattan for half an hour, and dry it swiftly with a towel. Next, cut the rattan to fit on the doors and drawers closely.
6. Use the glue and clamp to glue the rattan to the door, and the trim on top. Let it dry for about 24 hours. If you don’t have clamps enough for all 4 sides, you can spray water before stretching the rattan out for the next side. When the rattan dries, it becomes tighter.
7. When all doors and drawer front have rattan and trim, put the doors on the wardrobe following the IKEA instruction.
8. If you wanted to move the coat-hanger drill two holes on the top of the wardrobe, with the same placement as the shelf would have.
Tip! We watched DIY videos for attaching rattan to wardrobe doors, as it can be difficult. Our hack was inspired by this one from LustLiving. Her video (scroll down to view) was also a good instruction guide for the doors.
The BILLY bookcase looks absolutely elegant as an IKEA cane cabinet. Kathryn made this with custom MDF doors with cane. But there is an easier and cheaper way — glue the cane webbing onto glass BILLY OXBERG doors to hack your own cabinet cane doors.
IKEA rattan headboard
A chic DIY rattan headboard that takes only a few hours to make. Very easy and looks gorgeous paired with any bed.