Use This IKEA Hack to Give Your Home a Retro Vibe

With this easy DIY, a basic cabinet becomes a Mid-Century masterpiece.

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photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO


Turning the Godmorgon cabinet into a stylish side table is as easy pie, and debatably just as tasty. Plus, it’s so much easier than it seems!

Materials
- Godmorgon cabinet
- Legs
- Paint
- Spray paint
- Painter’s tape
- Drill + screwdriver

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photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO


Instructions
First, you should paint each piece of the cabinet in colors you love. We decided to create a two-toned effect on the cabinet door using painter’s tape, with a pale peach paint over most of the surface contrasted by metallic copper spray paint.

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photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO


We painted the body of the cabinet and each leg a dark blue, offset by contrasting metal feet in the same copper color we used on the door. When painting, make sure that any surface you do not want painted is fully covered in tape.

 best ikea hacks

photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO


Once everything has been coated multiple times and looks flawless, measure and mark the underside of the cabinet where each leg should be placed. Using a drill, create holes for each leg—just be careful not to pierce through the bottom. Screw in the legs, and use wood glue in each hole to ensure a tight finish.

 best ikea hacks

photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO


Lastly, we assembled the cabinet per IKEA's instructions. The resulting piece of furniture is a great storage piece with a wonderful retro vibe.

Published on April 03, 2017 - 7:00am EDT

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