An Ikea Makeover…



If you’d ever been to our house, there would’ve been a good chance you hit your head on our awkwardly hanging liquor cabinet at some point. We’ve had this hanging cabinet from Ikea in our kitchen for years, and as much as I like the style of it, there was no where to hang it that it wasn’t obtrusive.

A couple of weeks ago, I was staring at it when I was supposed to be doing homework- it was in my line of sight from my computer, and I had the idea of converting it to a sideboard and putting it in the entry way. Brian did the drilling and attaching of the vintage hairpin legs we had in the garage. Since we want to use it for storage but it’s in the entry way, I wanted to cover the glass so it wouldn’t look cluttered. I lined it with some vintage wallpaper, wrestling with the brittleness and agonizing over the pattern lining up in each window.

Here’s the before, hanging in the kitchen:

ikea hack sideboard



Of course Morrissey loves it too, it’s another high surface for him to perch on, you know- to keep an eye on things…

Octopus tentacles can be purchased here….
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21 Responses to An Ikea Makeover…

  1. Katrin says:

    Great job! It looks awesome! Octopus tentacles, such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Miki says:

    Wow! I love what you’ve done with it! It looks so much neater now on the floor! Your house looks so cool!

    Have a wonderful week, Lisa! ;D

  3. Zuley says:

    I wouldn’t have guessed Ikea. Looks pretty vintage ^_^

  4. kim says:

    that looks really good! much better this way than on the wall. well done!

  5. kitsune-kun says:

    amazing conversion! LOVE it!

  6. Salvaged Strawberry says:

    Nice work, lady! That looks awesome! I really want to do that for our records! :) How crafty are you two?! I love it!

  7. Becky Bedbug says:

    I love it! That shade on the wall is so pretty too.


  8. Oh my goodness this turned out so well, I love it! The wallpaper was such a great idea and I love the tentacle pot on top of it :)

  9. izzy says:

    What a great idea! I love it :)

  10. sarah says:

    adorable! Such a great idea. I wish we had an ikea in st.louis!


  11. Suki says:

    I love this! Those hairpin legs look like they were made for it, it all just looks right! Also love the pink tentacles ;)

  12. Wore Out says:

    What a genius idea and those legs look like they were made for it. I’m so glad I found your blog, it’s full of creative and colorful ideas, not to mention hot pink octopus legs!

  13. Amanda says:

    That looks amazing! Love how you used the vintage wallpapers to cover the glass. The whole look has a great retro feel to it.

    All Gussied Up

  14. arielle says:

    Oooh, good job, I love it.

  15. Adrian says:

    Oh wow! Nice work! I like it way better as a credenza!!

  16. Cara-Mia says:

    Love this! I love it as a sideboard! (And I love sideboards in general. We even have one in our tiny apartment.) Great idea to add on the legs

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  18. Kaycee Bayas says:

    Distilled beverages bottled with added sugar and added flavorings, such as Grand Marnier, Frangelico, and American schnapps, are liqueurs. In common usage, the distinction between spirits and liqueurs is widely unknown or ignored; consequently, all alcoholic beverages other than beer and wine are generally referred to as spirits.*-‘`

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