Published on March 26th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Wedded Hemnes Shoe Cabinets [Twined and Painted]

Materials: IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

Description: Greatly inspired by the Twined Hemnes Shoe Cabinet Hack conducted by Paulo from Canada and ScrapHacker.com.

I wedded the two newly purchased Hemnes happily.

I took out one of the cabinet leg, so instead of having four legs and an ugly gap in between, we now have a three legged cabinet with no gap in between and a top board that is just a little over hanging on both sides.

I am a tool rookie, so pardon me for some of my terms.

- Two Hemnes Shoe Cabinets
- Electric drill (battery well charged)
- Different size drill heads
- Ruler
- Pencil

- Paint brushes (one big one small)
- Unwanted jars to hold paint
- Masking tape
- Cotton buds (to stop paint going into drawer pull holes)

- A massage
- Heat rubbing cream
- A place to stretch aching body parts

~ Grace Wang, London UK

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7 Responses to Wedded Hemnes Shoe Cabinets [Twined and Painted]

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good job!
    Perhaps one long board on top instead of the two would make the piece look more uniform.
    Nice hack, though.

  2. Great job! I love the colours used to customize the piece.

  3. Paulo says:

    Hi, Grace. This is the Paulo, from Canada.
    Really nice drawings!!!
    They show you are very respectful to your readers.

    You know the coincidence? I’ve just spent 1 month at London on holidays. Had I saw this post before, certainly I would had pay your family a visit. Next time, maybe! :)

    Bon Noël!

  4. mars says:

    I am wondering if you can post the width of this? I am interested in trying to replicate it. thanks.

  5. Cbob says:

    Did anyone else have trouble assemblying the plastic holders for inside the cabinet?

  6. Ray says:

    Just finished doing this myself and it is awesome! The hardest part was getting the holes drilled exactly… I used a framers square to help with the measurements. Jules, this was an excellent post!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Great idea! How wide is it now that it is merged together?

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