IKEA’s Storage Sale Includes One of the Most Hackable Units
From a media console to a breakfast banquette.
Published Sep 27, 2023 1:49 AM
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For years, IKEA has been the go-to destination for anyone trying to reach organizational nirvana on a budget. Recognizing that storage is the one thing we can never seem to get enough of, the Swedish brand is launching a sale from September 27 to October 10, offering 20 percent off some of the most-sought-after storage systems. The event includes Hemnes, Trofast, Skadis, and, of course, the ubiquitous Besta. Always a crowd-pleaser, this particular piece is celebrated not only for its practicality but its versatility. From stylish media centers to chic display cabinets, here are a few ways we’ve witnessed the furniture adapt to countless creative roles.
The Breakfast Nook
Kendra Joseph, founder of Rise Up Home in the Bay Area, transformed a kitchen corner using two Besta base units. Topped with wood and painted with Benjamin Moore’s Midnight, it became a $300 banquette for all-day use, from morning coffee to midnight snacks.
The Best(a) Seat in the House
In her daughter’s bedroom, Chelsea Foy crafted a cozy window seat by placing a Besta unit between two bookcases. Choosing Lappviken doors with a smooth finish ensured the half-round wood trim she added would stick securely.
The Chunky Support System
Sarah Sherman Samuel‘s cabinet may appear to sit on the ground, but it’s actually wall-mounted using suspension rails. The designer modified the look by attaching flattened wood balls to the bottom of the units, using an orbital sander for precision so they look like proper feet.