Two days in the past, I went to Residence Depot and purchased a complete bunch of small trim in order that I may add a trim design to all of my IKEA Veddinge doorways and drawer fronts for the studio cupboards. Yesterday, I returned all of that trim. 😀 After giving it some thought, I made a decision to order Overlays for these cupboards. I hate that I didn’t make that call till yesterday, as a result of now that may delay the completion of my cupboards. However I actually like the thought of utilizing exact laser minimize designs to decorate up these cupboards over chopping 100 little items of trim and attempting to connect them on exactly. I’ve performed that earlier than many instances, and it’s doable, however I simply need to attempt one thing completely different this time.
So in the event you’re new to this studio challenge, that is what I’m working with. I’ve a protracted 20-foot wall with decrease IKEA Sektion cupboards the total width of the wall, after which on the outer sections, I’ll be including 60-inch-high higher cupboards which is able to cowl the areas of the wall with out wallpaper.
I’ll be portray the doorways and drawer fronts after they’re trimmed out, so I haven’t been in a rush to get these placed on simply but. However listed here are the main points of what I purchased. The entire #2 cupboards are 30-inch-wide, two door cupboards with cabinets. The #3 cupboards are 36-inch-wide, three-drawer cupboards. And the one #4 cupboard is a six-drawer, 36-inch-wide cupboard.
After the entire Overlay designs, I’ve determined to go along with the Anne panels, which appear to be this…
I’ve been attempting to determine precisely how I would like the Overlays to look on my cupboards. I made a decision nearly instantly that I didn’t need a separate Overlay panel for every particular person door and drawer entrance. I feel that will begin to look too busy on such a protracted wall with a lot happening. So I do know that not less than for the 4 double door cupboards, I would like one Overlay Anne panel to cowl each doorways, minimize within the center in order that the doorways will open correctly.
However past that, I don’t know. I’ve provide you with three completely different choices for the drawer sections, and I can’t determine which one I like essentially the most.
Choice 1 – One panel per part
That is what I had initially thought simply to maintain issues from trying too busy. I deliberate to make use of one panel (which I’ve proven in darker pink/pink as a result of my cupboards will all be painted the identical shade after the panels are hooked up) per cupboard part. That implies that one panel would span the double door sections, in addition to the three-drawer sections, and the center six-drawer part.
I do know it’s exhausting to see the element on a mock up of such a protracted wall, so right here’s a peek at simply the left half of the mock up, which exhibits the total panel on all three sorts of cupboards.
I used to be certain that’s what I needed till I noticed the mock up, and now I’m not so certain. Whereas I didn’t need it trying too busy, I nearly surprise if that’s too plain. So then I attempted one thing completely different for the drawers.
Choice 2 – One panel per door part, massive drawers handled individually
I like that this one mixes issues up a bit. This will get away from that plain, everything-the-same look that Choice 1 gave me, and I don’t assume it seems to be too busy. I wasn’t certain about that center drawer part (these drawers fronts are solely 5 inches excessive), so I attempted out utilizing the identical measurement panel on these as are on the bigger drawers.
And as soon as once more, right here’s a more in-depth take a look at simply the left half the place you may see the design on all three sorts of cupboards.
However I did discover that they promote Anne panels that space very quick (like 3 inches excessive) and really extensive, in order that they’re for issues similar to my center drawers. And that leads me to…
Choice 3 – One panel per door part, all drawers handled individually
I made a decision to offer it a attempt, and I actually prefer it! I really like these small heart drawers, so I actually do like the thought of them being seen by having their very own particular person panels.
Right here’s a closeup take a look at simply the left half exhibiting the three completely different cupboard sorts.
So I feel these are the three choices, with my favorites being #2 and #3. I simply can’t determine! It’s that center cupboard with the six drawers that’s the huge query for me, and it’s as a result of if I do particular person panels, the corners on these actually quick panels would essentially need to be a distinct (smaller) measurement than all the remainder of the panels simply in order that they will match on these quick 5-inch-high drawer fronts. And I’m simply unsure how I really feel about that. Would that look cohesive? Or would these smaller corners stick out and never appear to be they belong?
Clearly, no matter I do on this lengthy wall will likely be replicated on the opposite wall. However that wall is easy since there aren’t any sections with actually quick drawers. Inform me your ideas!
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