IKEA's Ivar Makeover With Prettypegs

Published on 12/05/2018 Contributor: Lucie Vacková

Lucie from The Aesthetic Eye -

"Ever since I discovered Prettypegs, a company which provides upgrading stuff for your Ikea furniture, I have been addicted. I keep thinking about what I could improve with all the stunning legs, knobs or even doors for the Bestå unit. Perhaps you still remember a nice makeover I gave to my box spring bed and my Söderhamn sofa. A few simple steps resulted in an impressive outcome. 

Before & after

Ikea furniture is fine - I like its simplicity, but hacking it up makes it look like a high end piece. The Ivar cabinet, which is a popular choice of many because of its affordability and a simple easily modifiable look, was another perfect candidate for an even more radical hack. 

Do it yourself!

Giving the unit a coat of paint was actually the most difficult step in the whole process. You can anticipate that adding knobs and legs was just cherry on top. 

I decided to lift up Ivar a bit, precisely 23 cm up, using the Harald legs with their lovely shiny gold finish to match the Stina knobs. It is probably not surprising that the primary aspect to Scandinavian style is the airiness and a certain feeling of lightness in its interiors. Adding legs is a perfectly natural step to achieve the look.

Step 1: Think about the lay out of where you want the legs to be.

Step 2: Add the legs with the screws without pre-drilling the holes. Four screws per leg will do the trick!

Step 3: Add the leather sock (if you want, this is something extra you can order).

As human beings we probably strive for finding ways how to improve our surroundings. I am one of those people who can't settle for just the "okay" feeling when it comes to my home. I have this annoying trait that makes me rearrange stuff around. I don't think it is a sign of restlessness, I am more inclined to think it's just my way to keep myself motivated and positively influenced by my environment. Hacking up some pieces seems like a doable and affordable activity to avoid getting overly crazy. :-)"

▶ See more on Lucie's blog: https://the-aesthetic-eye-blog1.webnode.cz/l/ivar-makeover/

Shopping list:

Cabinet: Ivar IKEA

Legs: Harald Prettypegs

Knobs: Stina Prettypegs

Lucie Vacková

Lucie Vacková


I am an avid observer of live, people and all things within, especially interior, food, coffee and other stimulating joys of life. With an eye for aesthetically pleasing subjects I am open to interpretations and challenges of the life in the 21st century - a time of confusion and countless contradictions.​

I love to broaden my horizons by watching, listening and tasting and, most of all, I love to interpret these both visually and in writing. With a knack for generating random thoughts, I am more than thrilled to be sharing what is going on in my mind and life.

Blog: the-aesthetic-eye-blog1.webnode.cz/

Instagram: @the.aesthetic-eye 

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