They just don’t make ’em like they used to.
Years ago, wood magazine files from Ikea were solid, varnished and not sliver-giving at all. Not true today. But, because my city’s Ikea is moving locations, the sliver-giving, unfinished, kind of woobly magazine files produced today were on sale ($9.99, as opposed to $12.99, for a pair) and that made them look a lot better. What made them even more attractive was a lick of paint.
After lightly sanding and rounding the corners a bit (so they aren’t so sharp – jeez, Ikea) I gave them a coat of primer and two coats of leftover pale turquoise paint from my paper storage hoozit. Because the paper storage hoozit was left light wood inside, I left these light wood inside too,
because it was easier for a little subtle coordination.
|Ikea Magazine Files (set of 2, slivers included)|
I know, a pretty subtle transformation but I don’t really want to draw attention to them. Now I have to get them on the shelves and photograph my Ikea Expedit Hack. Yup, it is done. Just waiting for a sunny day to snap some photos! I’m such a tease . . . hope you’re not all underwhelmed after all this hype.