AN Ikea fan turned DIY designer has shared how she took old shelves from cheap to chic.
The TikToker (@liveandgatherco) showed viewers how she transformed old, cutout shelves from Ikea into something much more chic with some at-home-carpentry work.
The credenza-making process commenced with this first step: “I started by getting my wood for the doors from Home Depot. They cut it right to size,” she said.
Next, she can be seen standing at a table with the doors lined up and equipment laid out.
“Then we just sanded it down at home. I used half-moon trim to create the design for the trim pieces,” she recalled.
The budget designer then made sure to cut the pieces at 45-degree angles.
This creative TikToker described how she spaced the pieces two inches apart, two inches from the top, and two inches from one another.
Shown in action, the DIY’er explained how she also “used wood glue to glue the trim pieces down to the door, and then I let them sit over time.”
She then put her own personalized twist on the piece when she got help painting the bookshelf a Pewter Green color by Sherwin Williams.
For fans of the decorative on-a-dime idea, she had some words of wisdom.
“I also advise you to use a primer for the material,” she said.
She then turned up the fancy factor with even more touches.
“I also added these oversized gold pulls to the doors to fit the scale of the bookshelf. Then, we added some legs to the bookshelf.”
The last step before the luxe reveal was adding plywood on the back.
All that work resulted in one very high-end-looking credenza.
She even added plants and other decorative pieces at the top.
Some fans of the expert DIY’er shared in their awe of her handiwork.
“If someone doesn’t pay you as a designer, I’m going to be super sad, you are amazing! Gorgeous,” one impressed follower commented.
“This is the most stunning furniture flip I’ve seen on TikTok,” wrote another viewer.
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