IKEA Hack: Nailhead pattern cabinet

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to have your socks blown off! This is one of the most exciting and awe-inspiring IKEA hacks I have stumbled upon, and I bet you will think so too.

This is a Visconti cabinet.

Love the nailhead pattern, very chic, very cool, but few can afford the $2300-ish price tag. So what to do if you want a similar statement piece but haven’t got the cash to splash?

A very clever girl called Tina Sindahl, of Signed by Tina, was particularly inspired by this designer piece and set about meticulously recreating the style using a very affordable IKEA BESTA cabinet, upholstery nails, a hammer, some paper for drawing the pattern and tracing it onto the doors and a ruler to accurately measure the distance between each nail (yes, I know, meticulous!).

Et voilà!

Sublimely executed. I am in awe.

Tina also did this for her bathroom cabinets – just stunning.

Her instructions are here.

And finally, because we all love a good nosey around someone else’s home gorgeous home tour, you can check out the rest of the fabulous and glamorous home here.

Her blog is an absolute treat, full of breathtaking inspiration, ideas and tutorials for swanky decorating on a budget, so be sure to check it out!




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11 responses to “IKEA Hack: Nailhead pattern cabinet

  1. Meera,

    This is amazing! Tina is pretty smart with things like that, huh?

    Have a wonderful day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  2. Mia

    What a creative and great idea!

  3. Masala Mango Mantra

    Designs on a budget….hats off to Tina for smart thinking this and inspiring us! As for you Meera, thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea as well.

  4. I’ve not come across her blog so thank you so much for letting me. I LOVE a good snoop around someone else’s house! Haha!!

    This Ikea hack is gorrrrgeous. I guess you’d have to be meticulous or it’d look all wonky!


  5. cynthia

    Thanks.i like it.I want it in my bedroom.Tks for the idea.

  6. Meera, what a find!!! I might need to steal these images from you – with a link to you of course! Splendid!

    Warm hugs to you.


  7. love a stellar ikea hack!

    awesome-ba-dawsome post, meera!

    howz that glamourous bathroom project of yours coming?


  8. Wow, the ingenuity of people staggers me at times! This is AMAZING!!

    Oh I need to have a look through her whole place now, it looks beyond gorgeous… thank you for sharing this! Fab!!


  9. Hello sweetie!

    I’m here to wish you a great weekend!

    I really like the “new look” of your blog!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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