Published on December 28th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Thrifty Driftwood Deluxe – BESTA at its best?

IKEA scrapwood Besta cabinet

Materials: BESTA storage units, Piet Hein Eek Wallpaper, Wallpaper glue, paper knife

Description: The rustic vintage driftwood trend has been around for a while and seems to appeal to most crafty hackers. Magazines full of pics of the (pricey…) designs by dutch upcycling hacker superstar Piet Hein Eek might have added to this appeal…

Browsed the web & did some IKEA hack spotting…Found this Thrifty Driftwood Deluxe idea where Ikea BESTA storage units have been hacked & pimped with a little help from Piet Hein Eek(-ish) wallpaper. The result? A stunning statement piece combining designer WOW-factor, upcycling cool, hacker fun & democratic IKEA pricing!

IKEA vintage wood Besta cabinet
IKEA scrapwood Besta cabinet
IKEA scrapwood Besta cabinet
IKEA scrapwood Besta cabinet

See more of the scrapwood Besta.

~ ScrapHacker, Stockholm, Sweden

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7 Responses to Thrifty Driftwood Deluxe – BESTA at its best?

  1. Anonymous says:

    That´s not Piet Hein Eek wallpaper

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love it!!

  3. madameoreste says:

    Bellissimo! I love it! Wow

  4. g b says:

    I think it looks great! Did you buy van eek paper, or find a cheaper version? I couldn’t find a cheap version anywhere!

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    The design is a little too busy for my taste, but to each their own. That said, it would really complete the look if the two adjacent legs in the centre were replaced with just one.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow! it looks amazing – and expensive! well done.

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