More IKEA Closet Action

>> 11.10.2009

A while back I shared my experiences with making IKEA even cheaper by buying the PAX closet system off of Craigslist. Now, a month later, I'm (finally) ready to share my next money saving move!

You might remember that I mentioned the ten-foot system that I wanted for my room cost a whopping $2,000 new (including the interior fittings), but I snagged a deal on a used one for $500. The set came with all of the fun drawers and organizers that I wanted, but the sliding doors were a serious mess! Not only was the style the complete opposite of the relaxing and airy look I wanted for my bedroom, but also one of the six glass panels that went with the set was shattered. I was able to use this as a negotiating tool in the first place to get the seller down from $750 to $500 (he essentially gave me the doors for free).


Wanting to save the $750 it would cost to go out and buy a new set of sliding doors, I knew I had to get my IKEA hack on! Check out how I completed the transformation:

Spray primer and a flat white erased all evidence of the ugly oak veneer.


Covering the panels was as easy as cutting the fabric to size and ripping some duck tape.

We followed the regular assembly instructions to construct the doors...

...and once they were up, it was a total transformation!

With the cost of the paint ($7), a sheet of plywood to replace a glass panel ($10), and clearance fabric ($30) taken out, that brings my total savings on the sliding doors to $663. I'll take it! Now I'm on to tackle the insides of that baby...

Have you used fabric to transform anything lately?
Anyone else have an IKEA closet?
I'm linking this post up to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land 's new site. Go check it out!

9 comments:

Jenni November 10, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

I have one and I LOVE it! We used out stimulus $$ from buying a house. Best purchase EVER

Delightful Dwelling November 10, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

Wow what a great find on that IKEA system!

Kate November 10, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

Good deal! I think it's a little less "Ikea-esque" and a little more "built-in" too with the white.

micah @ the yellow front door November 10, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

You amaze me with your creativity. Hmm... I need to get new fabric for a chair, does that count??

p.s. I gave you an award on my blog if you want to check it out :)

SeeJaneGetRich.com November 10, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

I use an Ikea closet but mine is much smaller than yours and since I bought it used with the whole bedroom set it came assembled. :-)

Kristi W. November 13, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

Hi Kasey,
Thanks for showing me this link. Wow you really did get a good deal on the closet! And it looks great, nice work. It's funny because we just got Ikea wardrobe closets for our house too; we picked up a damaged one from the As-Is section and "hacked" it to work in an area that was too small for the original size. It turned out really nice. I plan to take some photos for the blog soon. Gotta love Ikea and craigslist. :)

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3 door wardrobe April 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM  

Great idea! You amaze me with your creativity.

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