These New, Designer-Approved DIY Cabinets Will Make Your IKEA Look Custom
If you’ve been a fan of designer Sarah Sherman Samuel from the start of her fairly meteoric rise in the interiors world, then you likely remember her two-tone Venice kitchen, which featured Semihandmade‘s DIY Shaker fronts. Fast-forward four years, and she launched her own beadboard door and drawer front collab with the brand in 2017, which she followed up with the addition of Quarterline, a modern take on the traditional shaker cabinet named for the smaller size of its stile and available in six colorways. Since launching in 2019, Quarterline’s been a best-seller, so it’s only fitting that Semihandmade and Sherman Samuel are coming together again to launch DIY Quarterline, an unfinished, paintable drawer and door front series with a truly unlimited amount of styling possibilities.
If you’re unfamiliar with Semihandmade, the brand is best known for selling DIY doors and drawer fronts for customizing IKEA cabinetry. The primary use case for DIY Quarterline might be in a kitchen, but like other Semihandmade prodcut, this new line of fronts can also be applied to cabinets in bathrooms (IKEA’s GODMORGON series), mudrooms, and closets. My favorite ever application might actually be for media consoles (IKEA’s BESTA series). It can be hard to find nicer budget options when it comes to these types of pieces, so a new set of doors — and the option to paint them in any hue, with or without texture — can go a long way in making your living or bedroom feel more like you. You could also try giving a dining room sideboard or entryway cabinet a Sarah Sherman Samuels-inspired makeover, too.
If you’re looking for color inspiration for your cook space or otherwise, Sherman Samuel says she’s feeling shades like terracotta, ochre, and varying shades of green, all of which are now a possibility with the DIY line.“Having this DIY option not only makes my collection more customizable but also more affordable,” Sherman Samuels says of the new offering, which she plans on using in her SSS Showhouse project (pictured above). “Additionally, I love a good monochrome look in a room, and with these DIY doors, you can paint the cabinet fronts to match your wall color, countertop material, tile, etc. — it can really create an unexpected, modern look to a room that I personally am very into.”
The Semihandmade x Sarah Sherman Samuel DIY Quarterline fronts are available to order right now and can be used to upgrade a variety of IKEA cabinet solutions. This collection comes on the heels of Sherman Samuel’s own launch of SSS Atelier last month, where the designer’s original art and tapestries are now available for purchase.