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Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Bringing 90s Ikea Shelving into the 21st Century

Materials: Besta

1. Remove the door and hardware.
2. Sand and prime all surfaces.

3. Fill any holes with wood filler or spackle.
4. Paint the Besta your desired colour.
3. For the doors, use Frog Tape to create a stencil before painting the doors with a contrasting colour.

See a step by step tutorial of the stencilled media unit.

~ Sharon

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Bringing 90s Ikea Shelving into the 21st Century

  1. pat says:

    I tried to look at the instructions but the link is blocked

  2. Melanie says:

    Very nice ! I love the colour :)

  3. Mara says:

    These are pretty, but I don’t see how they’re really a “hack”– just the same shelves but painted. The few things that are actually changed– the feet and the lights– aren’t even mentioned in the how-to instructions.

    • Anonymous says:

      Typically I’m first to the game with the whole “this isn’t a hack” thing, and damn proud of that too btw, but this one does seem to have a quite a bit of work put into it. The link has more info and details.

    • Anonymous says:

      For the record, I think that’s BONDE, not BESTA.

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