Thursday, June 9, 2011

Taking IKEA hacks to a WHOLE other level

I recently discovered the amazing blog Gorgeous Shiny Things. Danika is an artist extraordinaire-- check out her blow-up of everybody's darling, Chiang Mai:

That is PAINTED folks.  Genius, huh?

Well, this lady has a new business venture that, I predict, is going to take the world by storm. Before now,
most IKEA hacks looked like they at least started life as-- well, something from IKEA.

She did this absolutely gobsmacking hack for a client.
Pax wardrobes BEFORE:
PAX wardrobe AFTER:

Apparently this project got her wheels turning, and she and a friend researched and found a way to produce fretwork that is designed to fit the fronts of IKEA drawers. So that your basic Malm goes from this:

to THIS!!!

Holy guacamole! I'm a pretty traditional modernist girl, and I love, love the top drawer's fret.

Your RAST can look like this:
These will come with semi-permanant self-adhesive tabs, and can be attached with something stronger, like brads or liquid nails. Paintable, too. This is seriously the greatest business idea I have ever seen. You can read all about them in more detail in Danika's post here.
Products go on sale next week and you better believe that I'll be stalking her blog until then waiting for an announcement about when and where to purchase!!


Joy said...

That's awesome! What a great idea!

Karena said...

How great is this, heading over to Danika's!

Art by Karena

Be sure to spread the word, come and enter my amazing $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter!

for the love of a house said...

wow! you're not kidding- that is brilliant and amazing!


p.s. thank you for your dear comment!

Arian said...

That is fabulous! I usually walk by most of the Ikea dressers etc... since I go for a more traditional look. Some of those examples are right up my alley.


Lacey said...

i have that malm & have regretted it for 2 years! if only these fixes didn't take time...adding to the list.

Danika Herrick said...

OMG!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful post! Cheryle and I are so excited to get this business launched and thrilled by all the great response we are getting. Thank you thank you!!!