DIY Project: Add handles to your cabinets - photo instructions

DIY Project: Add handles to your cabinets - photo instructions

July 22, 2017

So, you've decided to hack your IKEA drawers and you've found the perfect combination of STYLKEA Styl-Panels and drawer pulls. Customising with Styl-Panels is as simple as peel-and-stick, but adding handles will require a few basic tools. Here we provide step-by-step photo instructions so you get it right first time!

IKEA hack ideas for MalmIn this project, we're adding pulls to a two-drawer IKEA Malm bedside table. Malm comes with flat-panel drawer fronts and recessed finger pulls - a perfect blank canvas for any design style. We're going to add gold tapered bow handles ($6.79 from Bunnings, Australia) and Styl-Panel #1123 in mirrored gold. (You might also like to consider our gorgeous Enfield handles - they're solid brass and come in three luscious lengths.)

You'll need the following tools:

  • Erasable pencil for marking
  • Power drill and drill bit (to match the screw size)
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Pliers (or hacksaw blade)
  • Phillips head screwdriver

How to add handles to IKEA Malm

 

Here's the process! 

 

How to add handles to IKEA Malm

 And here's the result!

Create the furniture you've always wanted with STYLKEA. Here are a couple more DIY projects to inspire you: