About

What I do

Contact

Clips

Pubs

Blog

HMBW

Projects

What's New?

Resume








BEDROOM SIDE TABLE IKEA HACK

Ikea Hack

Make this for the cost of going to the movies + popcorn.

MATERIALS USED: Two, white, wooden Ikea storage bins, dark stain, hinges, screws, glass knobs (optional), and contact paper (optional).
COST: Two Ikea bins bought two years ago ($15.00), Dark Stain ($3.00), Hinges (free taken from an old t.v. stand), glass knobs ($24.00 for two at Restoration Hardware, but you can use any knobs or none at all), and Contact Paper ($1.00 for the roll at the dollar store, but this is optional). TOTAL COST TO MAKE A SIMILAR PIECE: $18.00 minimum.
TOTAL TIME: Five hours.

Always looking for storage in our relatively small place, I looked at the objects in our home and decided to repurpose two wooden Ikea bins that we weren’t using as a small side table for our bedroom. After all, storage is a good thing. I didn’t know it before I started the project, but it would turn out to be a lot cheaper than buying a brand new side table and more my style.

Here are some photos to help along with the instructions:

Ikea Hack Ikea Hack
Start with two white Ikea wooden bins. Take the bins apart.
Ikea Hack Ikea Hack
Use the back panel as a guide to cut out a carboard back. Then cover with contact paper and piece the side table back together. Stain and hinge the doors. Test them out to make sure they work right. Affix knobs to the doors. Now enjoy your one of a kind side table.

First, take apart the bins and remove the back, wooden panel. Then, cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as the wooden panel. Cover the cardboard panel with contact paper. The wooden panel removed will soon be the door. Piece the bins back together and stack them one on top of the other before nailing them together. Stain and hinge the panels. Two magnet hinges are used to keep the front doors closed. Affix two knobs to the front. In this case, I purchased two glass knobs from Restoration Hardware.  

A drill isn't necessary, but it will save you some time. Total time without a drill for this project is five hours. I would urge all others to use a drill to pre-drill the holes for the screws, but you can do this with some screws and a screw driver as well.

I bought these two wooden Ikea bins about two years ago. I spent roughly $15 bucks total on the bins. Besides the glass knobs, I did not spend any other money on this project. The rest of the materials I had in my home.

With a little bit of time and determination, anybody can make this.

Published on Ikea Hackers on 1/26/2011.


  Use of this site is strictly prohibited without the expressed written permission of © 2014 Janina R. Williams. All images are original creations by © 2014 Tegan R. Pratt and use is strictly prohibited without her expressed written permission. Parts of my site are built in Flash. If you are having trouble viewing this page, please go directly to my About Me page. Thanks!  
  PROJECTS

Carpe Diem (2012)

Chevron Tablecloth (2012)

Wine Crate Shelf (2012)

Key Holder (2011)

Side Table Ikea Hack (2011)

Kid's Painted Table (2010)

The Chi Picture Project
(2005 - Present)


FOLLOW ME ON

Twitter

Tumblr

Delicious

my read shelf:
Goodreads 

 

CONTACT ME HERE
OR HERE:
nina{AT}jr-williams.com

 

KILL TIME AT
SOME OF MY
FAVORITE SITES
MushMato
Piebell

Tegan Pratt
DaKidAwMe
My Dog Mya
Megan K.
Butta in Chicago

Design Sponge
Captain Awkward
Chi Apartment Therapy
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
4 Men 1 Lady
Muffin Films
David Lebovitz
Draw a Stickman
Chocolate & Carrots
Day of the Zombie
365 days/clothing/dollars.
Chicago Reader
Flavorpill Chicago
Nanowrimo
Oh My Rockness Chi
Outside the Loop Radio
Gapers Block
I can Teach
Miranda July
New City Chicago
Venus Zine
Quimby's
Chicago Comics
Time Out Chicago
Metro
Schubas
Lill Street Arts