Panyl is like many excellent inventions because it seems so logical and obvious in hindsight that you pinch yourself for not thinking of it yourself! I haven't bought any yet but am certainly planning to!
All you have to do is peel-away the backing, line it up with the surface your putting it on, and apply pressure. The film is also easy to remove (PANYL doesn't permanently bond with the underlying surface). And the "architectural grade" finishes are waterproof and fire retardant-- and won't smudge or fade.
Which IKEA products?
Now: All of the various door and drawer fronts in the IKEA Expedit and Besta Tombo lines, and for the slide-in backpanels for the Framsta flat-panel TV mount.
Later: The company will soon offer PANYL patterns by the linear foot as well "for people who just want to run free with it." New IKEA and other ready-to-assemble lines will be added over time, including the inexpensive Ekby shelves. Co-founders Tristam Steinberg and Dan Goldman hope to expand to other build-it-yourself products from retailers like Target and CB2.
Thanks to PANYL, vinyl enthusiasm is no longer just for audiophiles. Due to great strides in vinyl manufacturing, PANYL’s inexpensive, self-adhesive, pre-cut pieces are as aesthetically stunning as they are easy to order and apply. Matched to the exact dimensions of IKEA products, PANYL lets you upgrade inexpensive "flat-pack" furniture into customized, designer bling.