Time: A few hours each on 3 consecutive days.
Kate3 tackled the shoe clutter in her home's entryway by customizing an IKEA cabinet with some wallpaper and some unique quartz stone knobs, a simple, but dramatic January Jumpstart makeover (Kate3 was notably a co-winner of the Best Creative Hack title last year) hopefully inspiring you to refresh something already in your home...
Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project: :
- Ikea Sandnes shoe cabinet in birch veneer
- roller brush
- tape measure
- grasscloth wallpaper
- Mod Podge
- foam brush
- cutting mat
- quartz stone knobs
Share step by step instructions for how you completed the project:
1. We like to take our shoes off at the door, but found ourselves tripping on the growing pile. This cabinet also serves as a landing strip (i.e. place to put mail, keys, etc.) First I laid out the shoe cabinet pieces to determine the visible faces to prime and paint.
2. Once dry, I laid out the cabinet pieces on the grasscloth and cut out sections of paper slightly larger than each cabinet piece. I coated the wood faces with Mod Podge, smoothed each piece of paper on top, and laid face down to press and dry. Next I used a cutting mat and knife to trim the wallpaper close to each wood piece edge. Because the grasscloth has a tendency to fray, I went over each edge about a 1/4 inch with Mod Podge to seal. Then I assembled the entire cabinet, traded the Ikea knobs for quartz stone knobs, mounted it to the wall, and filled it with shoes!