Ivar Cabinet – A Bold Blue Makeover

A bold blue makeover of the IVAR cabinet.

I absolutely love the IVAR range – there is so much room to
customise and be creative!

After painting a bold blue stripe around my bedroom wall I
decided to integrate the cabinet into the room design by painting
it too.

I actually really like the look of the natural wood, so I only
painted the doors, and left the rest of the pine on show. I added
gold handles and feet to give an elegant and quality finish.

Materials needed:

  • IKEA IVAR Cabinet, 80 x 30 x 83cm
  • 4x metal hairpin legs
  • Gold spray paint
  • 2x gold metal handles
  • Paint


  • Electric drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Paintbrush

Instructions for IVAR cabinet makeover:

Assemble the IVAR cabinet. This is very straightforward (even by
IKEA’s standards!) and will go even quicker if you use an
electric screwdriver head on your hand drill.

Spray-paint the hairpin legs in gold. Make sure that you are in
a well ventilated area, spraying at least two coats on each

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Attach the legs to the cabinet. Mark out in pencil where the
screws will need to go, and drill securely into place.

Be careful to use screws of an appropriate length and thickness
– you don’t want their sharp ends poking through into the
inside of the cabinet!

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N.B. Set the legs flush with the corners of the
cabinet. If you set them too far inwards then there is a risk that
the cabinet will not be balanced and fall forwards.

Mark out where to put the handles, and drill holes for the metal
rods to fit snugly – there is no room for error here so check and
check again that they are level and evenly spaced.

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Top tip: If your handles are a little wonky
even after careful measuring, it may be due to the hang of the
doors. You can adjust this by loosening the tightness of the

Paint the doors. I just used a standard wall emulsion for this,
the same as I used on the wall behind. I did not use a primer and I
didn’t treat it afterwards, and so far it has remained in perfect
condition. However, if it were in a more high-traffic area of the
house I would have painted a topcoat on for some extra

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Once the paint is dry, attach your handles to complete the

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See more of the IVAR Cabinet makeover on my

~ by Sophie

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Ivar Cabinet – A Bold Blue Makeover