DIY Ikea Cabinet Panel

This post is brought to you by Andrea a.k.a. Queen B and Me
Hi Lil’ Luna friends!!! It’s been a while! 
We have been busy finishing our house so we can adopt a baby!
You can read more about it HERE 

Did you know that IKEA charges $37 to $64 bucks for panels?! Let me explain, when you purchase cabinetry from IKEA it’s pretty standard.. 

except when it comes to the finished product, you pay extra for the countertop {which is expected} But you have to pay for side and back panels! 

PEOPLE save your money and go buy a sheet of chalkboard, bead-board, or in MY case, Metal.

OK look at the sides below, we paid $37.00 for those little white side panels, EACH! WHY?!?!?

I kick myself now, but at least I opted for a DIY solution for the back panel, cuz they wanted to charge me $64.00 for this one!

I decided I wanted metal, so it could be magnetic for my littles schoolwork and such.
You have to make sure you crimp the edges so they aren’t sharp, then we just screwed it right on!
I didn’t realize it would look so scratched up, so I painted it with chalkboard paint, OF COURSE! Now it has multiple functions!!
I like it SO much better now, and it only cost me $20-ish!


I hope you come by and see the rest of my kitchen, I just revealed it!  Here is a lil sneak peek!
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  1. 1

    that is so cute, I would love something like that!
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  2. 2

    I like your new look. Its so neat to have a chalk board on the other side of your cabinet.
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  3. 3

    Loving it, Andr! That rocks!
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  4. 4

    I love this idea! Where did you get the metal?
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