Hi friends, happy Friday!!! My search for a mid-size cabinet for the corner of my family room has come to a end. When I realized I wasn’t finding what I was looking for, although it was really pretty simple, I began to think of affordable wood options. An IKEA hack came to mind!! By putting 2 Ivar cabinets together vertically I could create a simple, yet chic library cabinet for the corner of my family room. Win, win!!!
Before I go any further with the details of this simple project, you all need to be aware that this unit needs to be fixed to the wall. It says it all over the instructions but I needed to tell you this myself. Please secure this to the wall!!!!
The instructions are very simple to follow. The only hiccup I had was the particle board back, I realized after 30 minutes that the seam went horizontal, not vertical. John came in with fresh eyes and flipped it, I was like “ohhhhhhh…..”
Ok, I seriously stink at before shots. I admit it!!! I get started with a project and I am like “oh shoot, I forgot to take the before shot, again!” Well this was me remembering, only after I painted one door. Hopefully you get the idea?
The hardware was the splurge. It’s from Anthropologie, but of course!! I also painted the legs brass, which are also from IKEA. Good hardware can make most things look way more expensive.
You get the idea of why I needed storage here, lots of books, games and little items. It needs some tweaking still but it’s much better!
The only negative that I found with the Ivar cabinet is that the doors don’t come to a full close. I tried to adjust the hardware but after looking online I realized this is the way it was intended. Maybe so that it doesn’t close on fingers, maybe?
One little tip, the doors may not perfectly line up horizontally, so take that into account when you add the hardware.
The legs adjust if your floors are uneven, which is a bonus for stability.
The paint color is Sherwin-Williams Inkwell in satin, which l LOVE!!!
Here are all the details….
Again, if you make this piece, fasten it to the wall, it is imperative!!!
Have a fantastic weekend!!