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IKEA Cabinet Hack

IKEA Cabinet Hack

My girlfriend moved houses and the other day she asked me if I wanted her IKEA Hemnes cabinet! She didn’t find room for it in her new house. What a question! OF COURSE I wanted it!!! 

Right when you come into my living room, on the right side, I always wanted to put a furniture, a cabinet or something like it, for storage. I need the storage. I’m sure, I’ve mentioned before how in spanish houses the storage is kinda, well… not there. So it came in so handy, when she offered me her cabinet. Its off~white, perfect! I didn’t want to change that, but the doors. Well, I also didn’t want to change the actual doors, instead just do something with them. They are glass doors, and I didn’t like how it looked, showing all my stuff in the cabinet. 



I also didn’t want to spend a lot of money buying new doors, or removing the glass, etc. Instead, I covered the glass with fabric on the inside. A very easy, quick & budget friendly job! 

I cut the fabric according to the door size and just stapled it on the inside, pulling the fabric tight and folding it over on the edges. My staple gun was acting up and the staples don’t look neat at all, but it’s on the inside so yeah. It’s ok. 

Ikea Cabinet Inside


I love how it turned out and gave it a real nice look! I decorated the top with a crate and my 

Painted Bottles





What do you think???



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  • Lynn Spencer
    06/12/2015 at 21:50

    Hi Katrin, I must be the only blogger who hasn’t done an IKEA hack yet! This looks so great. I love the fabric you chose…it’s opaque enough but still a little sheer. Think the little bit of sheer is ‘sheer’ perfection. As always, your projects are so well thought out and photographed. Thanks for sharing, Lynn

  • Jessica
    06/12/2015 at 18:44

    I love how you transformed this. I love the idea of glass front storage, or even the open shelving trend, but I am simply not a tidy enough person for it. Something like this is far better suited to me.

    • Katrin
      06/12/2015 at 22:00

      Thanks Jessica, I love it too, because I can store a lot of stuff and it doesn’t have to look pretty inside…

  • Keri
    06/12/2015 at 18:38

    Katrin, I love what you did with this cabinet!! It looks totally different just by adding a piece of fabric!! Super cute!!

    • Katrin
      06/12/2015 at 22:03

      It does look different and I have so much storage inside… love it too… Thanks Keri!

  • AJ @ Aspen Jay
    04/11/2015 at 04:09

    Nicely done Katrin! That simple touch, along with hiding the stuff inside (and I wouldn’t want my stuff showing either) gave it a little more class. Great job!

    • Katrin
      04/11/2015 at 07:22

      Thanks so much AJ! I really appreciate your visit!

  • Lauren
    29/09/2015 at 23:59

    Cute idea! I have a media cabinet that really needs help in disguising the mess behind the doors. Might have to steal this eventually. 😉

    • Katrin
      30/09/2015 at 09:17

      Thanks for visiting Lauren! 🙂

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living
    28/09/2015 at 04:26

    What a difference that fabric makes – it totally changes the cabinet! Perfect choice on the fabric pattern, by the way!!

    • Katrin
      28/09/2015 at 07:41

      Thanks so much!!!

  • Cat @ Pocketful of Posies
    27/09/2015 at 15:48

    What a great makeover! I love what you did to the cabinet! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I’m pinning your idea!


    • Katrin
      27/09/2015 at 16:35

      Thanks so much Cat!

  • Terry
    25/09/2015 at 17:12

    Your cabinet turned out sweet! Great idea for a new look! I would love it if you shared this project and any others you have done at my Making Broken Beautiful party. The party has started already but it goes each week from Thursday to saturday evenings! I hope you will join!

    • Katrin
      25/09/2015 at 17:15

      Hi Terry, thanks so much for stopping by! I will come and join your party! Thanks!!!

  • Amanda
    24/09/2015 at 17:07

    Lovely Hack ! Scheduled to Facebook Pinterest and Twitter 🙂

    • Katrin
      24/09/2015 at 21:42

      Hi Amanda, thanks so much!!! 🙂

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    23/09/2015 at 23:19

    You are so creative and handy! I love this, it looks great with your bottles and crate on top. I love your home, light, bright and airy!

    • KreativK
      24/09/2015 at 08:42

      Thanks so much Nikki, you’re so sweet!!! I’m so happy you like it.

      • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
        28/09/2015 at 02:57

        I am betting when your girlfriend sees it she is going to want it back! I love, love, love this!!!!!

        • Katrin
          28/09/2015 at 07:38

          Oh no, I’ll keep it!!!! 😉

  • Kim~madeinaday
    23/09/2015 at 02:44

    Looks great! I love that you stapled the fabric! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

    • KreativK
      23/09/2015 at 08:35

      Thanks Kim!

  • Meredith @ The Palette Muse
    22/09/2015 at 17:26

    I love IKEA hacks! The possibilities are endless! And I love the fabric you used. This turned out so nicely, and makes great storage. Nice to meet you on Two Uses Tuesday and heading over to follow you on IG…

    • KreativK
      22/09/2015 at 21:33

      Hi Meredith, thanks so much for stopping by & following me on IG. Nice to meet you too 🙂

  • JaneEllen
    22/09/2015 at 04:24

    Smart gal and so lucky to have been given such a great versatile cabinet. Things like that are always so handy, can be used for several purposes. Idea of putting fabric in doors is very clever and can help give it another look for your needs. Enjoy your friends generosity. Happy week

    • KreativK
      22/09/2015 at 08:35

      Hi Jane Ellen, thanks, I know, hey? I’m so happy I got it and love how it turned out! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  • Kelli
    18/09/2015 at 21:52

    That is amazing! Such a simple fix with such a huge impact. I love it!

    • KreativK
      19/09/2015 at 08:28

      I know, hey? Thanks Kelli!!!

  • Mary-In the boondocks
    18/09/2015 at 19:51

    Katrin this is so cool. at first I t hought it was etched glass. You fooled me. Really chic!

    • KreativK
      19/09/2015 at 08:29

      Thanks Mary!!! Always love it when you visit….. yes…this one was so so easy….and budget friendly, I love that combo!!!

  • Marie@The Interior Frugalista
    18/09/2015 at 19:23

    What a difference some fabric makes! Love this idea and the simplicity of the pattern on the fabric makes this IKEA Hack so fabulous!

    • KreativK
      18/09/2015 at 19:49

      Oh Thank you Marie! I appreciate it!!! 🙂