Published on April 4th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Vintage inspired Aneboda wardrobe

Materials: Aneboda wardrobe

Description: We couldn’t afford a new wardrobe so we decided to transform our old Aneboda one.

This is how we did it:

1. Firstly we took off the doors from the wardrobe as well as the handles and hinges.
2. Then we removed the plastic panels on the doors by pushing and bending slowly.
3. The space where the panels were was wood-colour, so we painted in white.
4. After this, with a pair of pliers and using one of the panels as template, we cut the chicken wire net in the same size.

5. Once ready, the chicken wire was inserted in the space of the doors. We didn’t need to use any glue or anything else to keep the wire in place as we initially thought. Once in place, they fitted perfectly and did not move.
6. Then, we made the curtains using our fabric of choice and a sewing machine. The size of the fabric was double the size of the panels to create the wave effect.
7. The curtains were hanged using wire and hooks on the top and bottom of the inside of the doors.
8. Finally we replaced the handles with a pair of ceramic knobs and decorated with some tassels.

We hope you like it!

~ Arantxa and Carlos, London

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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".

4 Responses to Vintage inspired Aneboda wardrobe

  1. Diana says:

    Great idea. You’ve inspired us all. Love the ikea hack site.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is a very cute idea and I love the curtains behind the chicken wire. Perhaps it might be more functional to have a rod at the bottom so the curtains are more contained.

    A lot of people make this mistake when labeling projects but your cupboard is not “vintage-inspired.” I think that word has become a misnomer in the design community. Your piece is country or cottage in design.

  3. Anonymous says:

    some of the simplest ideas have the best results. I would say you could change out the fabric panels for any seasonal or mood change…thanks for sharing…

  4. Carla says:

    It looks much better than the original. Well done! :)

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