We’ve seen our fair share of Ikea hacks throughout the years, but if there’s one piece that’s managed to consistently surprise us with a never-ending cycle of fresh takes and reinventions, the Pax system would have to be it. So we scouted out just a few of our favorite revamps of the timeless storage solution to hopefully inspire a little project of your own.
We love this one not only for the fact that it resulted in a super streamlined and elegant finish but that it made excellent use of an awkward corner. With the addition of the open-shelving up top and the sleek knobs, this is one seriously stunning storage solution.
Get the how-to on And Christina.
A matte paint instantly elevates this wall-mounted Pax system, outfitted with horn handles and paired with a row of storage baskets, conveniently set beneath the structure.
See more on House & Home.
A wall-to-wall Pax system cleverly disguises the slanted roof of this attic bedroom. Behind the scenes, a few handy updates to the shelving unit allow the structure to complement the sloping ceiling, imparting the room with a more uniform and highly functional feel.
Get the how-to on Ikea Hackers.
An alluring shade of blue steals the spotlight in this mid-century modern kitchen outfitted with an eclectic scheme. Who would’ve thought that a Pax system could result in a storage solution as vibrant and chic as this?
See more of this inspired kitchen on Houzz.
Inspired by Jenny Komenda’s ode to the Pax, one blogger took to her light-filled San Francisco master bedroom with a major DIY that followed suit. Outfitting the panels of the closet with mirrored slabs and a captivating shade of teal for the borders, the wardrobe was instantly transformed. The addition of the brass bar pulls put in the perfect finishing touch.
See the complete before-and-after makeover on Braun + Adams.
Chic wood room divider? Think again. See how a clever couple not only hacked one seriously impressive Pax unit, but also managed to create an entire room from it as well.
Get the scoop on Ikea Hackers.
Within an exclusively monochrome space, subtle metallic details or contrasting accents can surely go a long way. Here, oversized handles revamp the wall-to-wall storage solution with a much-needed lustrous detail against the whitewashed finish of the room’s decor.
A wooden base elevates (both physically and aesthetically) an otherwise simple Pax system into a mid-century modern accent piece. Nestled into a compact nook, the storage unit is paired with a set of wooden floating shelves for a well-balanced feel. Note the ultra chic finishing touch the knobs provide.
See more of this light-filled home on Design*Sponge.
See more on Livet Hemma.
Just further proof that something as simple as wallpaper can totally reinvent a piece. Here, an eclectic pattern coupled with a complementary pair of metallic handles impart this Pax system with an elegant finish.
Get the how-to on Seasons in Colour.
Swedish company Superfront provides an array of style-focused replacements for a wide selection of IKEA items, Pax included. From subtly patterned cabinet fronts to chic pulls and legs, consider it a must for your next DIY.
A soothing shade of sage green coupled with minimalist moldings reinvents the Pax into one seriously pin-worthy storage solution.
Get the complete tour of this Brooklyn brownstone on Design*Sponge.
Who said the Pax was only for the bedroom? This crafty blogger proves that the classic Ikea piece works just as well as a stand-in for a kitchen pantry.
See the stunning reveal on Jenna Sue Design Co.
Warm wood details extend a subtle hint of country chic to this modern bedroom. From the mid-century details of the furnishings to the polished concrete backdrop of the room, the stained wooden finish of these doors blend right in with the surrounding decor.
Get the scoop on these doors on Semi Handmade.
This story was originally published on July 7, 2017, it has been updated with new information.
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