How to Hack Your IKEA Besta Media Cabinet

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    Ikea Besta media console
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    IKEA’s Besta cabinet is an easy, affordable option for a media cabinet or console. I’ve always been a huge fan of Ikea’s soft-close drawers and doors, but sometimes the finishes can be a little simple.

    Luckily, there are many ways you can customize your Besta console to add a little personality to your space!

    6 Ways to Hack Your Ikea Besta Cabinet

    Ikea Besta media console with custom fronts and drawer handles
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    Ikea Besta hacked with custom grey drawer front and brass handles
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    Ikea Besta media console with custom legs, painted doors, and brass handles
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    Media console with agate drawer pulls
    Ikea Besta cabinet with brass drawer pulls
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    Custom hardware

    Adding custom hardware is a great way to add some shine to your Ikea Besta cabinet – try mixing knobs and drawer pulls in the same finish, or use unique hardware like leather or agate.

    Gold brass cabinet knobs, pack of 10

    Handmade leather drawer pulls, pack of 6

    Brushed antique brass cabinet pulls, pack of 10

    Ikea Besta media console with black beadboard fronts
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    Ikea Besta with reclaimed wood fronts
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    Ikea Besta with custom cane doors
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    Ikea Besta cabinet with custom fronts
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    Ikea Besta cabinet with patterned drawer front and minimal legs
    Norse Interiors

    Replace the doors or drawers

    You’ll probably find the most ready-made options for door and drawer customization from retailers that specialize Ikea hacking – like Semihandmade, Norse Interiors, and Modern Twig. From real wood veneer to patterned drawers and doors, there is no shortage to how you can customize your Besta console.

    But there are also some amazing ways to hack your Besta with DIY doors and drawers – like adding your own wood or cane fronts!

    Norse Interiors Walnut Door Fronts

    Semihandmade SSS Beaded Front for Besta

    Modern Twig Mahogany Door/Drawer Front

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    Ikea Besta cabinet with painted doors in bright colors
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    Cabinet with painted doors and leather drawer pulls
    Ikea Hackers

    Paint your cabinet

    Painting your Besta storage cabinet is an affordable way to add some personality – mix and match some new hardware with a dark or jewel-toned paint color to add some depth to your space.

    Media cabinet with marble top
    Ikea Besta painted in navy with a custom wood top
    This Maine House
    Ikea Besta with custom marble top
    Norse Interiors

    Add a custom top

    Although IKEA has glass tops available, getting a custom top in marble, quartz, or butcher block for your Besta media console is a great way to add some more interest.

    There are plenty of retailers that offer tops specifically for Besta, but I’d also recommend checking out your local countertop suppliers so you can pick out your top yourself!

    Norse Interiors Walnut Besta Top

    Superfront Carrara Marble Besta Top

    Ikea Oak Veneer Top Panel for Besta

    Ikea besta hacked with custom wood ball legs
    Ikea Besta cabinet with slim brass legs and custom drawer pulls
    Pretty Pegs
    Ikea Besta with modern ball legs
    The Interior Addict
    Ikea Besta media cabinet with beadboard doors and brass hardware
    Norse Interiors

    Swap out the legs

    After updating doors and drawers, custom legs for your Besta console are another option that’s readily found through various retailers – from major brands known for Ikea hacking to handmade legs on Etsy or similar websites.

    Pretty Pegs Elsie Adjust

    Norse Interiors Sara Leg

    Superfront Big Balls Legs

    Ikea Besta cabinet with patterned adhesive door front
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    Ikea Besta cabinet with wood contact paper
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    Ikea Besta media console with patterned contact paper
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    Use contact paper or adhesive fronts

    If you’re not ready to purchase entirely new doors or drawers for your Ikea Besta console, you can still add some color or pattern using contact paper or adhesive designs!

    Pretty Pegs front covers

    Burl contact paper

    Terrazzo contact paper