Published on March 26th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


NORDEN becames industrial bathroom

NORDEN side table


1. Buy NORDEN IKEA side table

2. Remove coating with Acetone product
3. Special (furniture laminate) white undercoat paint
4. Special (wooden furniture) black paint

5. Transparent varnish water resistant
6. Drilling for discharging the sink

7. Installation of the sink
8. New handful of tray
9. Enjoy

~ June, Marseille, France

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19 Responses to NORDEN becames industrial bathroom

  1. Kendra says:

    Can anyone tell me how the ceiling was done? Is that like a sunlight or are those a result of a drop ceiling with lights installed and a wood grid? Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    June, this looks fantastic!

    I have a Norden that I’d like to refinish. It sounds like you did not sand the bench, but used a paint remover, is that right? Did you just use pure acetone? If so, how much acetone did it take to remove the ‘coating’ that’s on the original Norden.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for your comments. Good ikeahackers!

  4. CraftyMomof5 says:

    Hi. Did you have to attach it to the wall and if so, what did you use? Great hack by the way.

  5. NORDEN looks great. Good work!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Diana, don’t be jealous, June is quite lucky, none of ours bathrooms was ever that big, and we moved a lot and lived in different cities of France. And when they are is mainly because the french put heir washing machines in the bathrooms (yehh weird! ;-) )

  7. diana says:

    Anonymous annoyed about size: you can always use the FORHOJA, it’s about half of the NORDEN length and almost the same depth.
    June, I like it very much, and it makes me jealous about the size of the French “salles d’eau”.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow, June – looks fantastic. I always loved this piece but at 199cm it is too wide for our small bathroom. May I trouble you for the width measurement from outer legs to outer legs? We might consider copying your work, but cut down the top piece to be flush with the legs if the new size will fit better. Many thanks and keep up the good work!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Looks good!
    A couple of marine strength poyurethane deck coats would go along way to protect the paint finish from the inevitable from water splashes.


  10. Pacific NW Blogfan says:

    Great job.

  11. Anonymous says:

    New handful of tray? Love the end product, but I have no idea what step 8 is about.

  12. Anonymous says:

    where does this bath light comes from?

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a Jielde light. I found this one in the attic of my family but you can buy on the internet.

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