Monday, October 8, 2018

This was my first Ikea hack and I'm really happy with the outcome!  When I first discovered Pinterest there were so many hacks being shared. I knew I would always do one eventually, it just took me some time to figure out the look I was going for.  

Our living room is narrow, and I wanted to incorporate a stylish media cabinet  with lots of storage that wouldn't take up too much room. After some going back and forth, I decided on the Besta storage. It was sleek and offered enough room to shove crap into. We have had this piece for quite some time, and one day it dawned on me how I wanted to make it feel like more of a custom piece. 

When I became familiar with Instagram I was immediately drawn to interior design accounts. Christine Dovey  was one of first designers in the Instagram world that I loved! She has a great sense of style, and I fell in love with her media cabinet. 

 I went back into my Pinterest boards and showed my husband Christine's media cabinet and asked him if he was willing to do it. He agreed and although it was very tedious my husband did an amazing job! 

Kael took the doors off and used composite board to cut into squares in equal varying sizes. Once that was done he measured them up, bonded them together with Liquid Nails Fuze-It, caulked with Paintable Acrylic Latex White Caulk, and primed with Premium Wood Primer.

 Once that was done they were sanded smooth, wiped clean, and painted with a Modified Acrylic Water Base Satin Paint. Once they dried Kael installed them back on to the cabinet.  

This cabinet is one of my favorite pieces in our front living area. It looks like a million bucks, but is reasonably priced for anyone. Yes it's a process, but totally worth it if you're willing to put the work in. 

Now I'm off to put the finishing touches on our Halloween decor and I'm sharing it all next week! 


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