Vamp Up Your IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

@madamelena_home shows us an exciting way to breathe new life into this IKEA staple. Let’s dive into this DIY project and learn how to vamp up your IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet.

Materials Needed

  • Hemnes shoe cabinet
  • Wood strips
  • Rattan/fabric
  • Wood glue
  • Staple gun
  • Paint
  • Saw
  • Sanding paper
  • Furniture wax

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare Your Materials

Start by cutting your rattan or fabric to fit the size of your furniture. Let it soak in warm water for 20-30 minutes. This will make it more pliable and easier to work with.

Step 2: Cut and Paint the Wood Strips

Cut your wood strips at a 45-degree angle. This will give your cabinet a polished, professional look. Paint the wood strips in your desired color and set them aside to dry.

Step 3: Attach the Rattan

Next, staple and glue the rattan onto the drawer of your Hemnes cabinet. Ensure it is stretched evenly for a neat finish.

Step 4: Attach the Wood Strips

Apply glue to the wood strips, then stick them onto the drawer. Secure them with clips while the glue dries.

Step 5: Sand and Paint

Sand the top of your cabinet to prepare it for painting. Once smooth, apply your chosen paint color. Remember to let it dry thoroughly.

Step 6: Apply Furniture Wax

Finally, apply furniture wax on the painted areas. This will give your cabinet a smooth, durable finish and help protect the paint from wear and tear.


With these easy steps from @madamelena_home, you can transform your IKEA Hemnes shoe cabinet into a stylish piece of furniture that stands out. Get creative, and don’t be afraid to personalize your cabinet to suit your style.

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