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Published on November 14th, 2016 | by Contributor


Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

IKEA item: MALSJO cabinet

The empty wall between the kitchen and dining area was very disturbing, even screaming at me to fill it with something. I came up with a hack on the IKEA MALSJO cabinet turning it into a tall, elegant, black and white piece on legs. Perfect!

Materials needed

1. Before assembling the cabinet, paint the interior of the MALSJO cabinet including back wall.

Cabinet unpacked Tape off the edges where we do not need to paint Paint the required pieces

2. Put together all pieces according to IKEA Assembly Instructions up to no. 22. Do not do no. 23.

3. Put together the bottom of the cabinet according to IKEA instruction and start making legs with 4 pieces of 2m long 6/6cm timber.

The bottom of the cabinet Construct legs for it Attach with brackets

4. Assemble legs as shown.

5. Paint legs in black to match the black of the cabinet color.

Screw leg to cabinet top

6. Put together bottom with new legs and upper part of cabinet.

7. Always screw the cabinet to the wall.

Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

Complete tutorial on my blog.

~ by Karolina Zagrodzka

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4 Responses to Upgrade IKEA MALSJO to elegant tall glass cabinet

  1. Linda Weeks says:

    What a lovely project! I’d say it is perfect for this space, and yes, it is mounted to a wall, I look forward to trying something similar with a medicine cabinet I have that I could never decide where it should go! Thank you for the inspiring post!

  2. masterX244 says:

    @BC step #7 shojld answer it, “always sctew the cabinet to the wall”

  3. Leonie says:

    Wow, what a beautiful change! I really love the elegant look. It would be perfect for our new living room. Maybe I can convince my dad to help me building it. ;) Thanks for the inspiration!
    Greetings from Germany
    Leonie | INDECORATE

  4. BC says:

    How stable would you say this is? Seems like there would be a high center of gravity.

    Are you securing it to the wall at the top? I’d be very afraid of it toppling over: glass, on a person, items ruined.

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