IKEA Wardrobe Update

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It’s Power Tool Time again!!!  This month’s theme is one of my favorites… modifying something with power tools!  I love taking something basic and making it fantastic,, like this basic IKEA Wardrobe that I updated.  Paint, molding and a few other supplies turned this wardrobe into a Pottery Barn inspired makeover.

Ikea wardrobe before

IKEA Wardrobe Update

My daughter needed more storage in her room.  This basic IKEA wardrobe was a cheap solution, but was very boring.  I adore the Pottery Barn wardrobes in the Pottery Barn Kids catalogs, but the price is too steep for my budget – so I gave this wardrobe a makeover.  (affiliate links included for your convenience, more info here)

Supplies needed for IKEA Wardrobe Makeover:

I started by painting the wardrobe with some crisp, white paint.  It took 2 coats to give it the look I wanted.

Then I attached the door mirror using liquid nails.

Ikea wardrobe updated with paint, molding, mirror and corkboard

The mirror already had trim around it so I left it alone.

Then I decided on the size of cork I wanted to place on the left side.  I trimmed it down and used liquid nails to adhere the cork onto the wardrobe door.

Then I measured and cut down the molding to fit around the cork.  I’ll want to use a miter saw or a miter box to get those angled cuts.

basic IKEA wardrobe updated

Such a BIG difference!  She had fun decorating her cork board.

pottery barn inspired spin on a basic IKEA wardrobe

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Basic IKEA Wardrobe updated to a Pottery Barn inspired wardrobe with paint and molding


  1. Maryann, This turned out great! I love the addition of the cork and mirror on the doors! Very creative!

  2. How cute is this! Love the wardrobe makeover, and I bet your daughter loves it more. What great ideas adding the mirror and cork board. I bet you are thrilled on the amount of money you saved. Great DIY Maryann!

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