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Before and After: Bye Bye Aneboda

This Ikea Aneboda Chest ($49.99) is pretty basic and nondescript, and its transparent drawer fronts are borderline, if not definitely, tacky. But, its three drawers are the perfect size for my knick-knacks. I pulled off a transformation of the chest that's more my style in under 10 minutes, with only three supplies. To see and hear about the results,


  • Scissors
  • Rubber cement
  • Paper from Paper Source
  • I cut decorative paper to size to cover up the Polypropylene drawer fronts, and glued it with a few strokes of rubber cement. Fini! I was considering replacing the drawer handles with some cute knobs, but I think this will do fine.

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Gorgeous and easily changed if you grow sick of the pattern or move it to another room.
Jessie-M Jessie-M 9 years
I have the birch version and birch is not quite my 'flavor', so I will try and post pics of the before and after when I tackle the dresser to paint/paper my ikea dresser!
vinnie vinnie 9 years
that looks so much better. i wonder if one could paint the cabinet as well, if white is not their "flavor."
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
Great idea, and very cute!
emalove emalove 9 years
Very cute!
IzzieB IzzieB 9 years
Great idea. I'm a PaperSource regular, but never thought of using their many decorative papers to spruce up a piece of furniture.
Jessie-M Jessie-M 9 years
Great Idea! I have the larger birch version of this, and was looking into something to make it a little less...IKEA. haha :)
ameliajc ameliajc 9 years
wow! i'm always so impressed by how people can transform tacky/outdated furniture. looks great.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Looks better.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great idea!!!
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
Much better!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Much prettier! It makes it look much mroe unquie and stylish ;)
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
that's clever! it makes it look a lot better.
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