I don’t normally post on Tuesdays, but here I am! I’ll be back tomorrow (and back on my regular schedule).
As I’ve mentioned here and here, I’ve been focusing on de-IKEAing my bedroom. There’s a lot of Swedish goodness happening, so I’ve been hankering for a look that’s a little more me and a little less Swedish super store. I DIY’ed my FILLSTA pendant into copper-y goodness for part one and for part two it’s all about this MALM 6-drawer dresser.
My MALM 6-drawer dresser is at the top of my to-be-hacked list. I love the lines, love the white but it was in desperate need of some DIY. With the help of PANYL, here’s what MALM is looking like these days.
So much better thanks to PANYL! Here’s a full download on my experience with the product.
As if by some divine intervention, just as I was contemplating how to update the dresser, PANYL contacted me to talk something completely different. And I was all, “WAIT, HELP ME WITH MY MALM DRESSER.” And they were like, “ABSOLUTELY!”
PANYL is a company devoted to helping people refresh/DIY/hack/re-do their IKEA furniture. Their products (adhesive, high-quality, flexible vinyl panels in just about every color and texture you can think of) are made SPECIFICALLY (right down to the sixteenth inch, I checked) for IKEA pieces.
Let me walk you through the PANYL process.
1.) Head to their web site. Select the piece of IKEA furniture that you want to beautify. I went straight to MALM. There is a great customization tool that shows you exactly what your panels will look like on your MALM. I was having fun with orange here.
2.) Order samples in the colors that catch your eye. The samples cost $5 for a 5 pack, but that amount is credited back to your order amount when you purchase. (Which is a plus, it’s a downer when I pay extra for samples).
3.) Order your product. I picked Stone Linen. I’m loving this color lately and it matches many of the tones already in the room.
4.) Wait a few days for it to show up. They’ll show up in tightly packed tubes. (I was worried I’d have to be home to sign for a larger package so I was thankful for the smaller tubes.)
5.) Stop watching your favorite NetFlix series for about 15 minutes to apply. (Seriously, it’s so easy, I was done in a matter of minutes…. MAYBE 15 minutes total).
The application is so easy. The vinyl is very high-quality, so there is no fighting bubbles, re-adjusting to get it to go straight, worrying about stretching, etc. NONE of that. The panels themselves actually feature tiny little slits, making it impossible for air bubbles to form and junk up the smooth surface. I was impressed.
Now my IKEA MALM is looking not so blank. I love the style I chose, Stone Linen. The panels actually look and feel like linen. Awesome.
I’ve got a few more IKEA items in my house I’d like to customize. I’ve been wanting to add shelves in the kitchen (long story) so these got me all excited.
What do you think? Any of you itchin’ to customize your IKEA furniture?
Yep, PANYL gifted the product to me, but these opinions are all mine. Heck, they didn’t even ask that I write this. This excitement is 100% me.