November 20, 2015

All that RAST

With the new year fast approaching, its time to change up your IKEA!

The IKEA RAST chest of drawers is understandably popular with DIYers  - its just begging for a make over.

So, we couldn’t resist making some of our own revisions.

For a shabby-chic feel, we used driftwood and white PANYL.  Just by changing the drawer fronts, a rather bland piece takes on a cottage-style look:

It's hard to go...

August 21, 2015

A Kid's Room on a Budget with PANYL

Deepest thanks to PANYL customer Amanda from Dallas, Texas for sharing with her experience decorating with PANYL.  Here's a recap:

I'm a former elementary school teacher and now a stay- at-home mom to three kids, ages 3, 2, and 6 months.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors and having fun! 

While I love the process of decorating, I'm not willing to spend a fortune.    With 3 little kids, plus a dog and a cat...

May 08, 2015

Traditional to Modern: New Kitchen Cabinet Doors + PANYL



Most kitchen cabinets are built with either "face frame" or "frameless" construction. Face frame cabinets are also called "traditional", and you may hear frameless construction referred to as "European style". Each has its benefits and drawbacks.

Framed cabinets are generally considered to be more durable, and have a sturdier, arts & crafty look. More likely to be found in custom or semi-custom cabinets, framed...

April 06, 2015

Before, During, After: PANYLing an IKEA SEKTION Kitchen



We posted recently about designing and constructing a small kitchen using the new IKEA SEKTION kitchen system.  There was a comparison of SEKTION vs. the older AKURUM system; a photo sequence of the design and construction processes; and finally, some shots of the finished kitchen.   In this post, we'll show the same kitchen getting a makeover using self-adhesive PANYL wrap material, in the Driftwood woodgrain pattern.

 (Scroll down further to see more before/after images)



January 30, 2015

What's REALLY new about the IKEA SEKTION kitchen system? PANYL explores the nitty gritty


The new IKEA SEKTION kitchen cabinet system has finally launched in North America! What are the most important changes from the old AKURUM cabinet line? Over the last year we've been absorbing intelligence from Sweden and Great Britain. Below we've highlighted the significant differences between IKEA's outgoing AKURUM system and the incoming SEKTION kitchen.

Cabinet widths are basically unchanged.

SEKTION still has seven standard base cabinet widths: 12", 15", 18", 21", 24", 30" and 36".

Wall cabinets are available in the...

January 30, 2015

PANYL's IKEA SEKTION Kitchen Part II: Design and Construction

In our last post we provided a review of the new IKEA SEKTION kitchen, which is about to replace the AKURUM line after a 20 year run. We collected this information last month, while installing the international version of the SEKTION kitchen (called METOD). Our customer was in a hurry to update a vacant rental apartment, and didn't want to wait for the SEKTION to become available.

January 29, 2015

PANYL's IKEA SEKTION Kitchen Part III: The Big Reveal

Part II of our IKEA SEKTION blog trilogy covered the step-by-step process of assembling a new SEKTION kitchen - the long-awaited replacement to IKEA's 20-year old AKURUM kitchen system.  Now it's time to unveil the results!

The Backstory

A friend of ours had a vacant rental apartment in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.  We suspected that, here in this self-appointed nerve-center of culinary artisanality, the existing kitchen might not...

November 24, 2014


At PANYL, we like to go BIG. We offer a wide selection of finishes because we like to take chances and see what works. Our customers are the same way: they try out projects, take risks, and occasionally need to send some things back. Because of this free spirited approach, we wind up with overstocked items and customer returns.

So we've introduced a new CLEARANCE section in our store. With PANYL Clearance, your favorite item or...

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