Upgrade IKEA Furniture in Seconds with This Simple Hack
Don’t throw away your outdated IKEA pieces—update them with the new stylish stick-on fronts from Prettypegs.
If you have any outdated IKEA pieces lying around the house or hiding in storage (who doesn't?), you may want to check out Prettypegs before you decide to throw them out. This Swedish company creates everything you'll need to upgrade IKEA furniture, and today, they launched Frontly, a new line of adhesive covers, which as the name suggests, simply stick onto the front of any BESTA pieces. In just minutes, the boring BESTA cabinet will look like a modern piece from a high-end store.
Made from recycled wood, the stick-on fronts (from $35; prettypegs.com) come in four colors (pink, gray, white and mint), as well as four creative abstract embossed prints. To finish off the transformation, add new knobs (from $8) and even legs (from $60 for a set of 4). Considering all of the fronts, knobs, and legs you can choose from, there are nearly 600 unique combinations, so you can truly personalize a piece that's one-of-a-kind.
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Besides just making your IKEA pieces prettier, the company hopes to stop the cycle of consumers discarding their BESTA after just a year of use. We've all been there—the second we have enough money to upgrade our IKEA decor, we either offer it to a friend or kick it to the curb. "At Prettypegs, we're convinced that by letting individuals add a bit of their own personality to their IKEA furniture, they will want to keep their furniture for a longer period of time," says Jana Cagin, co-founder and marketing manager at Prettypegs. Don't ditch your IKEA furniture, upgrade it.
Patterned Pink BESTA Fronts
Each color and pattern also comes in several sizes, designed to fit the different drawers on the BESTA cabinets. A front for the small drawer at the top of this vertical BESTA piece costs less than $30.
To buy: $26; prettypegs.com.
Pink and Gold Besta from IKEA
Each of these pretty blush fronts costs just $35, so for $70 total, you can completely refresh a humdrum BESTA for much less than the cost of a new piece of furniture. After adding gold hairpin legs and brass pulls, no one would ever guess that this storage unit came from the aisles at IKEA.
To buy: from $35 each; prettypegs.com.
Grey IKEA Besta Cover
In addition to solid colors, the new Frontly line also includes some textural patterns, like this pretty arch design. If you've never been sure how to introduce a touch of texture to your space, this is an easy way that guarantees you can't go wrong.
To buy: $43; prettypegs.com.
Otto Table Legs
Oftentimes, it's the details that really elevate a piece of furniture. Case in point: the elegantly updated legs on this BESTA cabinet. And don't worry if trendy mid-century modern hairpin legs aren't your style, Prettypegs offers plenty of other options.
To buy: From $60 for a set of 4 legs; prettypegs.com.