DIY Console Cabinet: An Affordable IKEA Hack Inspired by Arhaus

Introduction

This is where IKEA hacks come into play, offering a way to create stylish and functional pieces without breaking the bank. This blog post will walk you through how @abby_roadhome used two IKEA Eket cabinets and pole wraps to create an amazing DIY IKEA console Cabinet inspired by a $3,000 Arhaus piece.

What You’ll Need

Before we start, gather the following materials:

  • 2 IKEA Eket Cabinets
  • Pole Wrap
  • Oak Dowel Legs
  • Wood Filler
  • Stain
  • Tools: Glue, Nails, Saw

The Making of the Console Cabinet

Preparing the Pole Wrap

First, measure the size needed and cut the pole wrap accordingly. This will be used to enhance the overall look of the cabinet.

Assembly and Modification

Glue and nail the pole wrap to the IKEA Eket cabinets. Next, create curved sides to add a unique touch to the design.

Adding the Details of Console Cabinet

Installing the Legs and Filling the Gaps

Add the oak dowel legs to elevate the console cabinet, creating a more distinguished look. Use wood filler to seal any gaps or imperfections, then stain the entire piece to your desired shade.

Finishing the Top

Cut a new top, stain it to match the rest of the console cabinet, and finish off the edges. Secure the top to the cabinet to complete the structure.

The Finishing Touches

Once you’ve assembled and stained your IKEA console cabinet, it’s time to style it. Add décor items that complement the overall design and showcase your personal style.

Conclusion

This IKEA hack shows that you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a stylish piece of furniture. With some creativity and a bit of DIY enthusiasm, you can create a stunning DIY IKEA console cabinet that mimics a high-end design but at a fraction of the cost.

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