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Ikea is the go to place for all things furniture on a budget. They have so many different styles, colors, patterns, and textures to choose from when it comes to couches, tables, chairs, bookshelves, dressers, and pretty much anything you could imagine.
Their furniture is also highly customizable and a lot of people in the DIY world use their pieces, flip them on their head, and create the coolest DIY projects out of them. One great example of this is the recent Kallax unit flipped kitchen island that Instagram user and creator @beforeafter_ideas created.
The Ikea Kallax shelf is one of the most popular furniture pieces they sell, it’s extremely bare bones, making it versatile to all home and furniture DIYers. It not only has built in cubes for organizational storage but it is also one of the lowest priced items at Ikea, making it an economical choice for home DIYers.
To make the DIY kitchen island the woman starts out with the Ikea kallax shelf. She adds paneling to the side of the unit, and creates a board and batten look. She attaches a thick wooden table top to the top pieces of the unit and adds peel and stick vinyl covering that has a granite finish to it. She added wicker basket in one end of the Kallax unit to add additional storage and make it more functional.