FRAGMENTS_ my bedroom with ikea ivar hack

Ikea Ivar hack wardrobe - Hannelore Veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog.be

When I wrote about my bedroom before, I already hinted at the big changes coming up in my home, and it’s time I showed you the result!  If you follow me on Instagram you probably already picked up on the fact that my boyfriend moved in over the summer.  While he didn’t bring a lot of furniture with him, he did need a proper workspace (we both work from home) and thus we quickly decided to swap the bedroom and the home office.  The result?  A much more spacious atelier for the both of us (which I’ll show you later), and a very cosy bedroom, which (thanks to its cute balcony and green view) often feels like it’s somewhere in Paris rather than Antwerp.  Click read more to read about our decoration process and to discover our Ikea Ivar hack!

Much like when I used the room as my home office, this room wasn’t easy to decorate.  Shaped as a pentagon without any parallel walls and a beautiful yet awkwardly placed mantel, the room comes with a few challenges.   Placing the bed against the mantel turned out to be the solution, but left us with a new problem: our bed didn’t have a headboard, which meant sitting up to read or watch a movie was not an option.  Problem number two: even though we don’t own a lot of clothes, my clothing rack and sideboard didn’t suffice for the two of us.  Luckily Ikea was kind enough to help us with both of our problems!

We quickly agreed on the SLATTUM bed with its thin black legs and soft grey headboard as a perfect match with the grey marble and the other black metal pieces in the room.  The wardrobe however was more challenging: I didn’t want a huge white closet that unsuccessfully would try to disappear into a corner.  Instead I wanted something stylish yet not too loud that matched our needs for merely shelves and drawers, allowing us to Marie Kondify our wardrobe.   The solution?  Hacking the Ikea Ivar system!  We used eight ordinary black metal legs (available at any hardware store), a bucket of soft pink paint and a whole lot of screws to turn four Ivar units into two identical wardrobes.  Placed next to each other they make up one stylish closet, but they look equally good separately, making sure they’ll still come in handy if we ever decide to move.

Ikea Ivar hack wardrobe - Hannelore Veelaert for aupaysdesmerveillesblog.be

Eager to try our Ikea Ivar hack yourself?  This is what you’ll need!

  • 2 Ikea Ivar drawers 80×57
  • 2 ikea ivar cabinets 80x50x83
  • 8 black metal tube legs 15cm (available at your local hardware store)
  • paint (we used levis expert wood primer for interior use (white) and two coats of Levis ambiance lacquer satin in Linnen)
  • screws to attach the legs to the base of the drawer units and the cabinet units on top

This post contains products kindly gifted by Ikea.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Thank you for supporting partners that allow me to keep this blog up and running!

 

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