Monday, December 29, 2008

Ugly IKEA Microwave Cabinet...Hide it w/ Extra Edgebanding!

If you are super careful and very lucky, you won't need to use much of the edgebanding that came with your IKEA toekicks. I managed to keep all but one cut edge up against the wall or perpendicular to a piece with an already finished edge. So now I have lots of lots of edgebanding.

And being a big believer in the use what you have concept, I started looking around for where can I iron this stuff onto.

The IKEA microwave cabinet is fine and functional but you're left with an exposed rim of the cabinet...either beige or white. It never really bothered me, but aesthetically it is kind of an eye sore.

But now that ironed on some of my extra edgebanding, I have to say it blends into the cabinets much better. (Sorry, I didn't think to take a before shot.)


  1. Thank you so much for this. I am in the middle of installing my Adel cabinets from ikea, and I thought, "Surely it's not supposed to be two different colors like that when it's done!" but when I googled "IKEA microwave cabinet" and found a that it WAS supposed to be ugly, I was miffed. You've provided a great solution. Also... strange coincidence... we have the same microwave. I look forward to seeing MY completed microwave cabinet :)

  2. Same here on the look of the microwave shelf-was concerned with the change in color, but this is a good solution! Going to look into this-we have our contractors hired, kitchen delivery in a week, and demo in a week and a half-Adel medium brown cabinets and a quartz countertop. Just need to pick out backsplash tile!


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