Apartment Therapy's Furniture Customization All-Star Team


Inspiration can be found everywhere, including the comments section.  In Apartment Therapy’s "10 Sources for Customizing IKEA Furniture” -- which features PANYL -- a commenter noted that combining these different sources could allow you a new level of customization.  Customize the customizers?  LIKE!

As always we're thrilled to be included in an @AptTherapy roundup.  You always get a nice bump in engagement when they mention you.  In the spirit of returning the favor, now seems like as good a time as any to highlight some of the other companies mentioned whom we are big fans of: Pretty Pegs, Bemz, Parts of Sweden, Semihandmae and ModernCrafts.

re: Pretty Pegs (pictured above):

Customizing IKEA furniture is about more than covering up the fabric or finish. Swedish company Prettypegs lets you dress up the base with colorful and whimsical new feet. They offer affordable shipping around the world ($24 to the US & Canada). 

Swedish company Bemz creates fabrics to reupholster IKEA furniture.  Bemz is a great solution for garment district averse:


Parts of Sweden, meanwhile, makes custom parts that allow you to easily get more innovative with your IKEA hacking.  According to Apartment Therapy,

From simple add-ons, like furniture legs and handles and knobs, to more inventive items, like the magazine rack for BILLY bookcase that's shown here, Parts of Sweden is a great resource for any IKEA hacker.


If you’re looking to customize your IKEA kitchen check out the custom doors and drawer fronts from Semihandmade or ModernCrafts (below) who have some wonderful accents that will make your kitchen stand out at an affordable price.  And in time we'll unveil some PANYL products for kitchens.  The woodgrains might work well with (or potentially apply in lieu of) these pieces...