The only drawback is the lack of door options.
While IKEA is adding to the range, creative IKEA hackers are putting their stamp on plain PLATSA doors.
Steph and James added a chevron design to the plain white FONNES doors. Painted black and matched with black hardware, the chevron doors took the PLATSA wardrobe into custom-built territory.
IKEA item used:
- Two PLATSA frame 60 x 120 cm
- Two PLATSA frame 60 x 40cm
- FONNES doors 60 x 120 cm
- FONNES doors 60 x 40 cm
For the built in look, the couple started with the construction of a wood base. Then, they assembled the PLATSA wardrobe frame and fitted it on top of the wood base. They added skirting all around the wooden base to match the baseboard.
Now, onto the doors
Steph and James first lighted sanded, cleaned and primed the FONNES doors. Frogtape on the underside of the doors kept the paint lines neat.
Then, came the tough part — cutting the 3mm thick MDF boards into chevrons. They used a circular saw to rip the MDF boards into 8 cm wide strips and then a mitre saw to cut the 45 degree angles.
Next, glueing the strips to the door. A line of No More Nails on the back of the strips did the trick. They used spacers to keep the gaps consistent.
After the glue dried, they painted it with Lick Black 01.
The same process was repeated on the other 3 doors and then installed on the PLATSA frame. Lastly, they added matt black steel bar handles.
And the black beauty was done.
Watch their Instagram video for a great overview of the build and head to the Highlights for details.
Follow Steph and James’ renovation adventures on Instagram @walkintheparquet
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