Bedroom pax2

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Domino does a PAX hack



Domino‘s resident DIY expert — Jenny Komenda transforms the PAX wardrobe into a custom wardrobe and vanity in 6 steps.

1. Paint it! Using a miniroller, apply Zinsser’s shellac-based primer, followed by the topcoat of your choice. For this project, she used Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville Gray, a dark, moody blue-gray with plenty of green undertones.

2. Add trim. She added dentil trim to the top of the PAX wardrobes. Small detail, big difference.


3. Mirror mirror. The Bergsbo–style doors prove the perfect space for mirrors. Get mirrors cut by a glass shop and stick them on with mirror glue.


4. Luxe it. Hardware can give the PAX a whole new look. Like these chunky pulls, spray–painted gold.



5. Inner beauty. Wallpapering the interior surfaces covers the many holes for the adjustables shelves (which makes the whole set-up look cheap). She used a roll of grass cloth from Lowe’s and painted it the same color (Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville Gray).

6. Create your vanity. Install one of the PAX shelves at counter height to serve as your vanity. She also made a necklace organizer from 40 small brass hooks affixed to a scrap piece of wood.



See more of the PAX Wardrobe makeover.

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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".

14 Responses to Domino does a PAX hack

  1. Dawn says:

    Wow – beautiful and very creative!

  2. ruth says:

    Very inspirational….am making this month! Question did you use Hermes doors or Bergsbo Doors?

  3. Serena says:

    Great DIY! Can you tell me the size of the mirrors you cut for the doors?

    Thank you!

  4. Deanna says:

    I wanted to find out how you added dentil molding since it looks like the PAX system does not have that type of top edge. Did you add a 1×4 and then added the dentil? Looks great BTW. Thinking of doing almost the exact thing, color and all except maybe dark hardware.

  5. Juli says:

    Hi! Could you please let me know what the cost of this DIY was, as well as the size of the mirrors? This is the best PAX mod I’ve seen and I’d really like to recreate something similar.

  6. kathy says:

    hii love it!!
    can you pls tell me what is the size of the mirrors?

  7. Mary Wheeler says:

    Can you give an estimated cost of the project? I would like to do something like this in our converted attic master. Thanks!

  8. Mary Wheeler says:

    What would you estimate the cost of the entire project? I would love to do something like this in our attic converted master bedroom!

  9. David says:

    I like the necklace organiser. I think I’ll surprise my wife on the weekend with a similar one.

  10. karen spring says:

    is there someone you know in San Diego California that can customize a sleeper/sofa for me?
    thanks for any help . . .

  11. kamianta says:

    Looks great. Vanity in wardrobe is really unexpected. But… are you serious? What’s the point in losing 1/2 of wardrobe space when you have 6 doors of mirrors? No lights – mirror can not be used for makeover. 40 brass hooks? Place them on doors and you have better overview or your jewelry. As for me this hack is typical gimmick – nice and useless.

  12. F. K. says:

    This is possibly my favourite Ikea hack I’ve seen! But I’ve also wanted a personalized, fancy wardrobe for a long time, so I may be biased. ;P

  13. Sandy says:

    Jenny, beautiful makeover! Love the color, too. Did you make the mirror hanging in the vanity? It adds such a designer touch.

  14. Dee says:

    Awesome….just awesome :) I want that….very nice hack.. Thx for posting!!

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