I am so proud of this project. I really wanted to create a mid-century modern feel in my apartment, but my current furniture was very contemporary and not at all MCM. I had a lot of boring white pieces from IKEA and a limited budget. I browsed through hundreds of MCM homes and what most of them had in common were gorgeous wooden cabinets. Nothing affordable was available, and I was so sad. Then I realized that the two IKEA BESTA shelf units that I had were similar in shape but not in color to the ones I was looking. And with a really small investment I created a mid-century modern cabinet that fits perfectly in my living room.
+ fiberboard (for the sliding doors)
+ metal legs
+ a piece of plywood (for the platform)
+ faux wood grain contact paper
+ plastic rails
I was torn between these two styles of paper, and decided for the bottom one. It had nicer texture and color. The plastic rails were really easy to instal. I just nailed them on the inside of the cabinets.
The metal legs were screwed on a piece of plywood which was then used as a platform for the two shelf units.
I am so happy with the final result. The brown and white on the cabinet goes so well with the dark grey wall. I just love it.
lamp stand: Ikea Astorp ; lamp shade: Ikea Jara ; cabinets: Ikea Besta ;