furniture kullen

Published on February 14th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


the kullen gets glam

this is from morgan satterfield of l.a. while morgan’s first choice was the pax, it was added up to be too pricey for a rental. so, he bought the cheaper kullen instead and the rest is … one project after another.
“i recently moved into a loft in downtown los angeles with zero closet space. the pax system was my first choice, but once I sat down and added up all i wanted, it was just too much to spend on a rental.

so i bought the cheapy kullen wardrobe (pic, left) and painted it a high gloss white. i used an oil based sign painters enamel called “one shot” (since i had a gallon of it lying around). once the wardrobe was sanded i filled the handle holes with spackle and rolled two coats of paint on it. the paint is great! it gives a very smooth but tough glossy enamel finish. plus it sticks really well to the veneer.

i drilled new handle holes and changed the handles to the lansa 9 5/8″ handles. i love them!


i was so happy with how it turned out that i built a tv stand from some MDF i had cut at the home depot and four casters. i painted it with the one shot paint to match the wardrobe, and will eventually put a long door on the front that flips down with a lansa handle.






although it still is a work in progress, and not an extreme ikea hack, i think it turned out better than expected. if only i can figure out how to get rid of the gap between the two large doors.”

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Jules Yap

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2 Responses to the kullen gets glam

  1. Sophie says:

    Great idea painting it, I need two wardrobes and was going to get some more expensive ones, but I don’t really like them. Just googled to see if it were possible to paint theseones and you have anwsered my qustion! Sweet off to Ikea now and making a £180 saving!!

  2. jkgal says:

    We also have the same wardrobe. I just wanted to know if anyone has any idea on how to take off and re-attach the hanger pole. I am thinking of removing the shelves and adding another pole below to put more stuff to hang. thanks!

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