Some of you may not know this, but I am a HUGE IKEA HACK KINDA GIRL!
I love to spend hours in Ikea looking at things, dreaming up new and inventive ways of taking ordinary Ikea products and transforming them into beautiful pieces that look unique and don't look so mass-produced and plain. I'd love to hear about the Ikea hacks you've done yourself.
In the meantime, here's a great idea to reinvent Ikea's "Besta" shelf with coordinating doors.
Ikea "Besta" shelf and coordinating white doors
(4) 4″ Wood table legs
Wood stain in Early American
(2) Hexagon door knockers
3/4 inch screw (instead of the standard screws that the knobs come with)
Pencil and measuring tape or ruler
Once you've assembled the sideboard, stain the table legs with the foam brush and wood stain. To achieve this look, put the stain on and immediately towel off--don't let it sit on the legs too long.
Lay the shelf on it’s backside, with the doors facing up and measure out where you want the hexagon handle to be placed.
Drill the plates that come with each knob in place, and then tighten the knob down onto the plate with the allen wrench that it comes with. Since this is a piece of furniture and not a door, the knocker portion of the door knocker handle was omitted from being attached.
Screw the finished legs into the bottom of the shelf where the standard Ikea adjustable legs would go in the pre-drilled holes.
And now you have a beautiful piece of furniture that pays homage to the past through the use of wooden legs and large geometric brass handles.