Published on February 17th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker5
Romantic Fira mini chest makeover
Materials: 2 Fira mini chests, 12 knobs, paint, glue, wallpaper, pencil, ruler, scissors, drill and paintbrush
Description: I started out with two Fira mini chests. One plain and one had a makeover some years ago with blue paint and white plastic knobs. Now I wanted to make them fit together with identical makeovers.
I started with white painting both chests. (not the drawers) and removing the white plastic knobs from the blue chest.
Then I used the ruler and pencil to draw lines across each drawer in a cross, then it was easy to know where to drill the holes.
Holes were made, I had to redo the ones of the blue drawers as well because the screws of the new knobs were a bit bigger.
The knobs are simple wooden knobs also from IKEA. I painted them with gold paint.
Then I layed out the wallpaper (it is vintage) and placed all 12 drawers on it, and circled each drawer with pencil.
I was careful to put matching numbers from 1 to 12 on each wallpaper square and each matching drawer to make the puzzle easier.
Then I used a small brush to put glue on each drawer and pressed the wallpaper on, so I had to wait for it to dry.
Finally I attached the knobs. Be careful when pushing though the wallpaper so it doesn’t rip.
And then I just had to replace the drawers. Quite happy with the result
See more of the double Fira makeover.
~ Mie (Theresa Marie Sperre), Bergen, Norway