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Published on January 2nd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


A Fullen Washstand Re-Vamp – Bathroom


Materials: Fullen Washstand – Melamine

Description: We recently tiled our bathroom and fitted a shower bath but having a small bathroom, we were pretty much limited to the size of washstand we could fit in and the Ikea Fullen one had the perfect dimensions. It looked a bit cheap (and it was at only £20) and needed something doing with it.

We kept the housing as it was but took off the flimsy doors and a friend who works in a local kitchen company made me 2 thick bevelled edged black, gloss doors. We fitted those and bought new handles to match the other handles we had in the bathroom.

I then bought a couple of chrome radiator pipe covers and fitted them to the bottom of the legs on the washstand so they look like metal feet and I covered the internal thin shelves in a zebra print plastic. This not only protects the thin wood from rotting when returning bottles that have been used in the shower and bath but looks great too.

We then bought the Talleviken sink for £50 and used the mixer tap we took off the old sink we disposed of. We are really pleased with it and the whole unit cost £70 with a small added cost of new doors and handles.

~ L.D., Manchester, UK

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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".

2 Responses to A Fullen Washstand Re-Vamp – Bathroom

  1. Ryan says:

    Nice job, love the door hack! What material where they made of? Solid wood? Poly? Also, I love your tub with the 90 degree angle. Can you also tell me where it came from?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nicely done. Good to have friends with skills.

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