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MY IVAR IKEA Hack – The final result

After a few days of hard work, I am finally ready to show you the final results of my IVAR IKEA Hack. You all voted on my three moodboards and it was a close race between Moodboard 1 and Moodboard 3, but eventually moodboard 3 took home the victory.

My inspiration for this one, was the rattan cabinet from the IKEA Stockholm collection. Many of you might already know that I have this cabinet at home and so many of you has asked about it on my story, so I thought it would be ideal with a DIY project in the same category. It is also inspired by the mid-century style I see everywhere and especially on instagram. Rattan, wooden furniture, bamboo, warm notes and craftsmanship. I wanted to make a cabinet that fitted with this trend, which I think will continue long into 2018.

The Process

I started off measuring the cabinet doors and cutting two pieces of my pre-woven cane to fit. I left a little extra room to work with and cut of the excess as one of the final steps. I soaked the two pieces of cane in warm water, in my kitchen zink, for about 40 minutes.

During the soaking time I started  assembling the IVAR cabinet and screwed the legs on, but waited to mount in the shelves and the cabinet doors.

mAfter 40 minutes, I dried off the two pieces of cane and started attaching it to the cabinet doors. I started off in one side and slowly placed the brass studs from one side to the other.

Then I placed glue on all of the front of the cabinet door, with a paint brush and placed the rest of the cane on top. Next I attached the cane with brass studs on the other side too. I placed the two doors under a lot of heavy books, while the glue dried, over night.

Finally, I attached the doors back on the cabinet and placed the door handles and voila! It took me about two days to make and I am pretty happy with the result.

If you want the chance to win my IVAR IKEA Hack, go to my instagram, good luck!


Shopping list

This is what you need to create your own IVAR IKEA Hack. I made my shopping list online, so that it would be easy for me to find everything in the IKEA warehouse. Very timesaving when you bring a baby along. I only needed to buy three things outside IKEA, to create my IVAR IKEA Hack. Glue, brass studs and pre-woven cane.

IVAR cabinet from IKEA

EDVALLA drop handle from IKEA


2 meters pre-woven cane

Wood glue

Brass studs

Photos © September edit

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