Secondary Storage Ikea+Hack_Akrobat+cabinet+05.09

Published on August 11th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Akrobat cabinet with wall decals

Brittany brightened her old Akrobat. Wall decals are a simple way to add some interest to a piece of furniture.

She says, “I have had this Akrobat cabinet for about 10 years or so and it has moved with me at least 3 times. Originally, I purchased it to hold my vinyl, then it became a bookcase and in its final incarnation, it has been a kitchen buffet and bar area.Unfortunately, that lovely beech tone was no longer working for me and I brightened it up with paint, decals and wallpaper for the back of the cabinet itself. While I didn’t make any purpose-altering changes, it’s way cuter than before.

The real fun was taking it apart and realizing that I had saved the configuration and pricing sheet – not the assembly instructions! Nothing that a bottle of red didn’t fix.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to Akrobat cabinet with wall decals

  1. I love seeing what people do with wall decals. I have some great designs at my store.

  2. Anonymous says:

    she put stickers on it. wow.

  3. Kimberly says:

    I really like this! I’ve been wanting something like this for my daughter’s room for toy and book storage. This is perfect for what I need! Thanks for the idea.

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