For my girly and glamourous home office, I transformed a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful Chinoiserie furniture using decorative panel and mercury glass knobs.

Who says a home office has to be stuffy and boring?

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I’ve been adding girly glam style to my home office and craft room with touches of pink, green and gold. My latest project involved updating a basic white IKEA Hemnes sideboard into a pretty custom Chinoiserie furniture.

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What once was a necessary, but boring storage piece – yawn! — got a big dose of fab personality with the addition of O’verlays® decorative fretwork panels on the drawer fronts and cabinet doors.

Office and Craft Room Makeover

Since my office fabric features a Chinoiserie print with a bit of a Hollywood Regency vibe, I decided to add two  O’verlays short Pagoda panels to the sideboard doors and three Anne panels to the drawers. (I used the 5.75 x 15.375-inch size.)

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While it wasn’t the case for the Hemnes sideboard, O’verlays offers kits sized to fit many popular IKEA furniture styles. (They do have kits for other Hemnes pieces.) O’verlays also offers multiple sizes in its fretwork designs, and you have the option of ordering custom sizes, too.

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O’verlays are made from light PVC sheets, and the standard thickness is 1/4-inch. They come in a standard white color. You don’t have to paint them, but how could I resist adding a pop of pink to my Chinoiserie furniture?

I used Krylon Watermelon spray paint in a gloss finish on my O’verlays. Just a couple of quick coats, and I they were ready to be added to my sideboard.

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You can use Liquid Nails and other glues to attach O’verlays to furniture, walls, glass and mirrors. But for this project, I used permanent Glue Dots. (While the O’verlays panels are lightweight, I made sure to use a lot Glue Dots on them. And I’m happy to report they’ve held tight for months, through temperature and humidity changes.)

I also used Glue Dots to add a larger Pagoda panel to my office door.

Transform a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful chinoiserie furniture using O'verlays decorative panels. #sponsored

To further customize the sideboard, I switched out the standard knobs for some faceted mercury glass ones in the perfect aqua color.

Transform a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful chinoiserie furniture using O'verlays decorative panels. #sponsored

You can drag a girl out of the 80s, but you can’t extinguish her love for preppy pink and green.

Transform a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful chinoiserie furniture using O'verlays decorative panels. #sponsored

I’m thrilled with how this project turned out. Now I just have to figure out a way to disguise the ugly, but necessary, printer on top of the sideboard!

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For now, I’ll just distract with pretty vintage brass pagodas bookends and other accessories.

The next time you’re looking to makeover a plain piece of furniture, I definitely recommend checking out O’verlays.

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Transform a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful chinoiserie furniture using O’verlays decorative panels. #sponsoredTransform a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful chinoiserie furniture using O’verlays decorative panels. #sponsoredTransform a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful chinoiserie furniture using O’verlays decorative panels. #sponsored Transform a plain IKEA sideboard into beautiful chinoiserie furniture using O'verlays decorative panels. #sponsored


Comments

  1. Wow Amy! We love what you’ve done. The colors and feel of your office is so welcoming and fresh. We’re thinking we need to redo our office!! Great idea using Pagoda O’verlays on the credenza doors, looks awesome. xo

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