Sunday, January 24, 2010

Office Cabinet IKEA Hack.

I spent the last 3 months in California helping my parents renovate their house. I have tons of pictures that I will post soon. The first room to come together was my Mom's little home office. It's only 10' x 10' so in order to maximize floor space, I wanted to use wall-mounted shelving. I couldn't find anything that was just right so I made a trip to IKEA and picked up some basic "Akurum" cabinets and embellished them myself with wood trim from Lowes. (Which is WAY cooler than Home Depot. Why didn't anyone tell me?!)

Originally I had intended to make the cabinets black and white, but when I hung them, the contrast was making my eyes hurt.

I re-sanded and re-painted the cabinets gray.

And found the PERFECT knobs at Ace Hardware.


  1. Love love love the cabinets, genius! What paint colors did you use for both cabinets and walls? The wall stripe is the perfect shade for my closet!

  2. Duh - wall colors listed on your complete post about mom's office. Sorry!

  3. Do you use spray paint or roll-on paint to paint ikea laminate? Did you use a primer? If so, what kind? I'd like to try my own paint diy project, and I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!