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You will not believe that this was a plain old Ikea Ivar!

I took a chance with the red and I am so glad I did! I love how it turned out. And lets talk about the pulls – aren’t they just PERFECT!! The cabinet has definitely come a long way from where it started – a plain pine cabinet as part of the Ivar modular system.


Ikea Ivar cabinet

I used it as an extension of my kitchen counter in one of our old rentals. I had spray painted it white (that’s right… the kind in a can) and added the two knobs to match the kitchen cabinets.


You will not believe how this Ikea Ivar cabinet transformed into a beautiful sideboard!

In the new place, it worked as a sideboard/command center in our eat-in kitchen. It really was high time, it got a makeover to fit in with the rest of the decor. The red is little bright by itself but it fits in very nicely because I have a little red theme going with the dining chairs and kitchen towels etc.


A fun update to the Ikea Ivar cabinet

Materials needed for Ikea Ivar makeover –


  • 1″ x 2″ x 8′ – Total 2
  • 2″ x 2″ x 8′ – Total 1
  • 1 x 3″ x 8′ – Total 1
  • 3/4″ plywood – 30″ x 16″
  • Paint – I used Red Bush by Olympic
  • Cabinet Pulls. These Mid Century Modern Chevron Cabinet Pulls are just the perfect ones!

Cut list –


  • 2″ x 2″ @ 22.5″ and 10″ – total 2 each – base frame
  • 2″ x 2″ @ 6″ – total 4 – legs
  • 1″ x 3″ @ 32.5″ and 19″- 4 each – frames for the sides
  • screen molding cut to required size to create fake drawer and cabinet front.

How to make the Ikea Ivar Sideboard –


Step 1 – Build the base using wood glue and pocket holes.


Ikea Ivar cabinet hack - building the base

Step 2 – Prime and paint the base with the gold spray paint.


Painting the base

Step 3 – Attach the side frame for the cabinet. I like how they hide the visible screws from the Ikea assembly and also give the cabinet a finished look.


Ikea Ivar cabinet makeover adding trim

Step 4 – Attach the screen molding to the cabinet doors to create the fake drawer and cabinet front. I used wood glue and 5/8″ brad nails in a staple gun.


DIY Ikea Ivar cabinet hack attaching faux drawer faces

Step 5 – Caulk the gaps and fill any holes that are visible. My favorite caulk is the favorite woodworking tools post.


DIY Ikea Ivar cabinet hack adding caulk

Step 6 – Build the top using the 3/4″ plywood and the 1″ x 3″ boards. Use wood glue and pocket holes.


DIY Ikea Ivar cabinet hack building the top

Step 7 – Prime and paint the cabinet and the top in color of your choice. Since I had spray paint on the cabinet previously, after a lot of research, I decided to use the following sequence – clean with . It took only about an hour for 3 coats and went on so uniform and smooth! I cant even imagine painting without that thing anymore!


DIY Ikea Ivar cabinet gets painted

Step 8 – Attach the top and the base to the cabinet. I used

Step 9 – Attach the pulls and enjoy!!!


Turn the simple Ikea Ivar cabinet into this beautiful Sideboard!

I have probably said this before but I am so totally in love with the pulls! I chanced on them as I was browsing the D Lawless Hardware site. They are made from an original mid century mold. It was so fascinating but I don’t have midcentury style furniture so I passed on them but I just kept coming back to them. I couldn’t get them out of my mind. I am so glad I decided to go ahead with them anyway! They are like jewelry and totally make this cabinet what it is!


That is a Ikea Ivar cabinet - Seriously! You have got to see this Hack!

I especially love their little angle on how the pull sticks off of the cabinet giving just the right amount of space to hold and pull it.


Beautiful Pulls make this Ikea Ivar cabinet makeover

The sideboard fits in perfectly with my dining room and makes the little command center perfect. Everything you see here is a DIY project from pre-blog days. The clock is my Ikea Skoj hack . The Mail sorter is DIY too – show you exactly how to build that without using power tools in my Skillshare class. (That link will give you 3 months premium access for $0.99). I will post tutorial for the mail sorter and framed cork board soon.


Check out this DIY command center. That red cabinet is an Ikea Ivar! Check out the makeover!

Have you ever done an Ikea furniture makeover? I would love to see. Share it below!


Can you believe this is an Ikea Ivar cabinet hack!

I love giving fun makeovers to Ikea furniture like this colorful Ikea Tarva dresser makeover



One of my all time favorite Ikea hacks is this Fabric paneled Ikea Tarva dresser makeover



And then this Ikea Kids kitchen update is really fun too! This Kitchen gets as much use as my own kitchen


Ikea Duktig kids play kitchen makeover

Many thanks to The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest (TM) for hosting this wonderful event and to the most generous sponsor, D. Lawless Hardware.


FFFC graphic

Linking to these Fab Flippin Hosts:


Stacy Elizabeth at Anastasia Village


Colleen at 58 Water Street


Bloggers interested in joining future contests should contact: info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com


Original article and pictures take http://www.anikasdiylife.com/ikea-ivar-cabinet-makeover/?preview_id=2007&preview_nonce=301b4a6440&_thumbnail_id=2269&preview=true site


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