Published on September 1st, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Classy built in bedroom

Materials: Effektiv, Hopen, Micke, Vika

Description: Once I figured out what I wanted to do this hack was pretty simple, knowing is half the battle. I used the Hopen 5 drawer units for the base Then I set the Micke drawers on top. On top of Micke I put an Effektiv cabinet with frosted glass doors. I mounted the Effektiv unit to the wall and screwed in two Vika legs under for extra support. Considering that I am going to be sleeping right next to this Ikea tower.

To add my classy details I used 2 rolls of damask printed wrapping paper from Target. On the glass drawers and doors I simply taped it on the inside. On the Micke drawers and on my wall I used Mod Podge (one of my favorite mediums) it can be found at any craft store.

~ Liz, CA

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Jules Yap

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11 Responses to Classy built in bedroom

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love it gonna do something like this myself.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is great. The concept is genius. I love damask and the point is the CONCEPT. You can put whatever wallpaper of your choice. Great job!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love damask, but I think you went a little over the top with it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous! Well Done, you must be proud! I’m totally inspired! Thank You!!!

  5. Naomi says:

    The paper repeated so often is a bit overwhelming.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I only had to buy the big dressers at $150 each and the mini dressers I think were $75 each, wrapping paper $1o -liz

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the tip on wrapping paper at Target! I will have to check my Target to see what they have. I’m always on the lookout for decorative papers that are large enough to decoupage furniture.

    God Bless!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The wall behind the bed needs art or a subtle wallpaper, and I think this would have been better without the poles . Mount the top to the wall (like kitchen cabinets, they don’t need poles for support).

    The damask is a good idea, but overdone in my opinion.

  9. Anonymous says:

    How much do you estimate it cost total?(not including the bed, of course). Just curious…. i love it and am looking for a new bedroom configuration, but i’s broke! thanks!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this is really cool.

  11. Linzeelu says:

    This is amazing! Well done! Love it!!!

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