Published on November 12th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Bonde Credenza Hack

Materials: Bonde

Description: Here are a few pics of a recent hack to the Bonde credenza I’ve had since college. I was inspired by George Nelson and Florence Knoll and tried to give it more of a mid-century modern look.


The basic how to:
First, we removed the doors from the piece, making sure to keep all of the original hardware together. Then I lightly sanded it, and primed it with a high adhesion oil based primer. We had the plywood doors precut to size at our local hardware store, and my husband sanded those down, and drilled the holes for the hardware, using the old doors as a guide.

After he was done with that, I primed those as well. Once the primer was dry, I painted the sideboard with an oil based semi gloss enamel. Warning- this takes a looong time to dry. I followed the label on the can, and didn’t apply the second coat for another 18 hours. Then, the same thing for each one of the doors. Two
coats was absolutely necessary. I used a high density foam roller for the paint because I found that it gave the smoothest finish.

Then, we put the original hardware on the new doors and attached those to the main cabinet. The last step was adding the new pulls.

See more if the Bonde credenza

~ Iris

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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".

8 Responses to Bonde Credenza Hack

  1. great idea I really like

  2. franzi says:

    wow the colors are fantastic…i want one like that!! you did an awesome job!

  3. It’s sad that Bonde is no longer available. I wonder if I could do the same kind of thing with Expedit and those silly door-inserts?

  4. djp says:

    Oooooh! Looks really cool! One would almost think it was authentic mid-century!

  5. DJinny says:

    OHHHHHH my goshhhh!
    You have the most beautiful pictures, the coolest home ever…. it’s moving, how gorgeous your life seems!
    Where do you live (country)?! I want to be your friend!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Win. You made it look so much better. Looks expensive! Great idea.

  7. Chris Mora says:

    Fantastic! Great choice of colors too.

  8. Anonymous says:

    love it

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