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A quick makeover of an IKEA shoe cabinet with modge podge and illustrations!
With some modge podge and illustrations, update your IKEA cabinet (or any other!) for a unique look, no one else has!

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  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your materials together.

    1. Cabinet (of course)

    2. llustrations or images (whatever you want to cover the surface with). I found myself this book of anatomical illustrations (with zero educational value because this was a design piece) and it magically had enough pages to cover the whole cabinet.

    3. Modge podge

    4. Brush

    5. Sealant

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Set up your cabinet. Preferably in a location where you can make a mess.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Find whatever illustrations you want on your piece.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Rip them out. You could cut them out neatly too but this was easier and faster. And the ripped edges when pasted together added more character to the eventual piece.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Get yourself some modge podge and start pasting them together. I did this in no particular order. Just tried to keep the illustrations I liked best towards the front. Modge podge can be just slathered on so this step is beyond easy.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep going.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 7
    Step 7

    If you have spaces of wood showing in between, just cut out a piece of white paper and modge podge it up. No worries.Also, you could choose to paint the cabinet white before doing this step, but the way I did it was faster, easier and cheaper.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once you've covered it completely, you need to seal it so that the paper doesn't come off with time. Put on two coats of a water-based poly (oil-based will yellow the paper). Let it dry between coats which it does super fast. Once done, I let mine dry overnight just to be sure.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. DIY Ikea Shoe Cabinet Makeover - Step 9
    Step 9

    You're done!

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