Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An IKEA Besta makeover

It is about a year ago or so I bought these low IKEA Besta units. Normally I would have bought the higher and smaller ones. But still having an old television {the one my daughter always jokes about by asking me what that huge thing behind the screen is} I decided to take these as they fitted best. 

Last week when I was working on the floors... I took out all the furniture and when replacing things I did not feel at all putting the monster back on. Instead of that I made a little bench with it {hurrah for these low cabinets after all} by adding some left over wooden planks from my huge cabinet and a linen cushions on top...  I did not had enough planks so added all pieces that were left on top as a one big puzzle...


After placing most black and white prints in front of the long white wall, by adding them partly on the cabinets and against the wall. It is looking great and inviting and to be honest so much better then a boring television ;)  You can see more of it at my IKEA family Live blog .










17 comments:

Cosy Life by Elly said...

Hey..
Wat een supergoed idee ;-), Het is meestal het leukst als het ineens in je opkomt.Ik denk dat ik er wel iets mee kan. Fijne avond verder en de groetjes, Elly

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Tatiana Doria said...

Great pictures and great idea!

Igor Josifovic said...

I love the rugged look of the wooden planks on top - so cool & urban! Like! Cheers, Igor xoxo

claire watson said...

Beautiful idea. And you got the Andy Warhol poster!! So lovely - where did you get it in the end? Claire xx

vosges paris said...

@Claire... Lotte Ageton got them for me at the Stockholm Museum ;)

Francine Gardner said...

a little ingenuity goes a long way!
happy Thansgiving

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

Geweldig om jou zo bezig te zien...ik ben van mening dat creativiteit veel gelukshormonen aanmaakt, wat jij ;)

Fijne dag!

Groetjes, Veronique

Nicole said...

Ja ziet er inderdaad geweldig uit zo!
Goed idee hoor!
Fijne dag wenst jou,
Nicole

Anna G. said...

Looks great!

Ania said...

I absolutely love it! So inspiring!

Cez said...

wonderful idea!!!! ;)

Katrine {Magifabrikk} said...

How inspiring to look at these photos..!

gabilil said...

Great idea! I love tis little bench

Marianne said...

Leuk idee! Een Ikeahack. Wij hebben ook nog steeds een oude tv. Zolang als hij het nog doet....;-)

makyloua said...

super tes photos !!! bel hommage à la matière brut
belle journée

BODIE and FOU said...

Super cool! It's like a Piet Hein Eek unit in the making! :-)

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/11/batgirl-with-feathers.html

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