Published on September 10th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Frosted frame

Materials: Cabinet Front, Dioder

Description: I needed to pick up some nightstands at my local Ikea, and saw a cabinet door in the clearance section. The face and glass was in good shape, but the back was badly scratched and dinged.

I taped off the glass, and gave the frame a fresh coat of black enamel paint, then installed two sets of the Dioder LED lights to the back side.

It makes an awesome wall piece, and the light is bright enough to read in bed. As a bonus, it matches the two Malm nightstands I purchased.

~ Andrew, Michigan

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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".

11 Responses to Frosted frame

  1. Nice piece of art. You can use it as a lamp to brighten your room if you like to read in bed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been gone for a month, but I see that my hack was posted! No photoshop; there was a wall sconce that I re-purposed the wires, and attached the transformer/switch to the old wall switch (next to the doorway). I just cut the wires where they entered the first light strip, and re-attached them behind the wall switch.

    As far as hanging it, I attached to heavy-weight mirror brackets to the backside of the wooden frame, and hung it from equally sturdy toggles drilled into the drywall.

    There are four felt bumpers (one at each corner) which keep it from scratching the wall.

  3. Anonymous says:

    yes, how did you affix it to the wall without breaking the glass?

  4. Mccain says:

    How did you Mount it to the wall? is there more details on how you accomplished this? its awesome :D

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hahaha… a little Photoshop, it seems.
    You can see the smudge on the bottom right of the picture.

  6. Timothy Gauthier says:

    Ditto, how did you hide the wires?

  7. Anonymous says:

    How did you hide the wires?

  8. Christopher says:

    Awesome idea! Looks great!

  9. JohnD says:

    Exactly what I was looking for to display some X-rays as wall art!

  10. Anonymous says:

    nice…good idea.

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