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How to Transform an Ikea Cabinet

Before and After: From Cookie Cutter to Bespoke Design

In the June 2011 issue of Elle Decoration, one very nondesigner piece of furniture was turned into something beyond gorgeous.

Starting with an Ikea Konsmo Wardrobe didn't seem that promising. This boxy, boring piece doesn't have much going for it — except for the fact that it's a perfectly blank canvas to decorate upon. Want to see the amazing transformation? Keep reading!

 

 

 

Beautiful, isn't it? You could get a similar effect by papering the panels of the wardrobe with chinoiserie wallpaper that's been cut to fit. Since Ikea's furniture comes unassembled, it would make this project even easier to attempt.

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