My parents have always been stuck on cherry wood and the general color scheme in their home is pretty neutral. I've been trying to convince them for years to update their furniture to give their home more personality. I believe most of the furniture they do have is over 13 years old and doesn't provide them with adequate storage. However, a few years ago we added some Trofast storage pieces to hold my children's toys at their house. But then the toys (my children) started to take over their living room so they have finally given into an IKEA makeover.
Now we all know my favorite IKEA line is the Besta Storage Series, so I started by designing my parents a custom piece using IKEA's FREE online Besta design program. My parents were in desperate need of storage for their ever growing movie and music collection, as well as a strategic way to hide their grandchildren's toys. This is something I was able to achieve with the Besta line.
Here is the final product, my parents selected white Besta frames with the Selsviken High Gloss Light Gray Green finish with Glass Doors. The color is sophisticated yet welcoming and compliments the other decor in their home.
My mother expressed the importance of having a place to display her Precious Moments Collection, so I included a wall shelf unit with glass doors and shelves. Prior to the instillation of their Besta piece my Mother didn't have a place to display these prized trinkets.
We designed the Besta unit with several drawers to accommodate their extensive movie and music collection. We were also able to create a space to store all their electronics, these pieces are still usable but are kept neatly behind a glass door.
One of my father's favorite features is the glass top panel, it's so easy to clean and protects the finish. He also appreciates the extra hidden storage space for all of his grandchildren's toys and other miscellaneous items that my mother is unwilling to part with. Overall a project we are all proud of.
I hope that you enjoyed this IKEA makeover!! If you need help with putting pieces together for your home please contact us to setup a 30 minute FREE Design Appointment. I've tried to source all the IKEA products below:
I'm Jane and about a decade ago, my husband and I were in college and we moved out into our very first place. It was a tiny studio and we had the hardest time finding furniture on island that would fit into our space at the right price point. So in 2013 with 2 children in tow we created haul2hi in a tiny storage unit with the mission of providing the people of Hawaii access to functional and affordable IKEA® home furnishings at an unbeatable price.