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Published on April 6th, 2015 | by IH guest


Ikea Besta Hack with Decals


This is a custom buffet I made for the entryway in my home using the Ikea Besta shelf unit (24″by25″) and smaller Besta shelf (23x25in)

I purchased 3 of the wood finish doors for the Besta.

I went to home depot and purchased braces for the bottom and the back to screw the two units together.


I purchased 4 10-inch Hairpin Legs from ebay seller nina_lynne who makes custom pieces from Florida.






After screwing everything together I propped the unit upright and added a custom Chevron decal made specifically for ikea units from etsy seller ( who also will do custom pieces for any piece of furniture with easy to use removable adhesive vinyl.

Pretty easy hack and a great spin on modern furniture with the added decal.

By Eric Schwanke

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11 Responses to Ikea Besta Hack with Decals

  1. DS says:

    Which wooden doors are this? Cannot find them at Ikea in Europe.

  2. Marios says:

    Really nice! You mentioned you purchased the wooden doors. Did you get those from IKEA ? Because I can’t seem to find that kind of wood (walnut?) on IKEA

  3. Melinda Toth says:

    I love the retro look of this!

  4. I love the chevron panel and hairpin legs! Gorgeous!

  5. beautiful and looks really unique

  6. Tina H says:

    Nice, clean look! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Seng says:

    This is such a great idea and use of decals!!! Not only that, it would be so easy just to change your mind if you didn’t like how it came out :)

    Seng – lifestyle and home decor blogger

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