How to Turn an IKEA Wall Cabinet Into a Cool Console

Hairpin legs and fun color choices make this versatile piece so much fun.

How to Turn an Ikea Wall Cabinet Into a Cool Console Intro
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO

While the Raskog is a totally adorable wall cabinet, we imagined some great new possibilities for it with the addition of metal hairpin legs. The hairpin legs provide a vintage vibe that differentiates the piece and gives it custom appeal.

Materials
- Raskog wall cabinet
- Hairpin legs
- Screws + a screwdriver
- Spray paint

How to Turn an Ikea Wall Cabinet Into a Cool Console Instructions
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO

Instructions
First, you’ll want to decide on your colors. For this project, we chose a bright cherry red for the body of the cabinet and a contrasting teal for the metal hairpin legs. We cleared a well-ventilated area and sprayed each piece of the cabinet as well as the legs with a few coats of the chosen colors until the color was even.

How to Turn an Ikea Wall Cabinet Into a Cool Console step 2
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO

After the paint dried, we then assembled the cabinet, making sure to follow the easy IKEA instructions—except, of course, for the parts pertaining to wall-mounting.

Once the cabinet was assembled, we marked using a pencil where each leg would need to be attached. Once each spot was marked in pencil we created a hole and then screwed in each leg.

How to Turn an Ikea Wall Cabinet Into a Cool Console Instructions step 3
Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLED BY: SEAN SANTIAGO

The resulting “counter console” is a perfect perch for kitchen oddities. It fits dishes and glassware easily, but could also be used in a bathroom or bedroom to hold products and tchotchkes.

Published on March 28, 2017 - 6:00am EDT

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