I absolutely love the look of Anthropologie’s pink velvet Juneau bar cabinet. The color, the velvet and gold detailing, the marble handle… it is tres chic!
I also knew the pink velvet would look so good against my green chinoiserie wallpaper, which I am still mildly obsessed with and you can find here.
What I did not love was the $2,198.00 price tag!
Given everything I wanted to do in my apartment, and the fact that I don’t really drink or use a bar cabinet, I could not justify that price tag. So, I figured out a way to recreate it for less than $250!
Of course, this is an Ikea hack. And a pretty simple one at that! You are basically just adding some elevated details to the Skruvby cabinet, which is only $119.
Here is everything you will need for this hack (and the items I used are linked below):
When your cabinet is dry, you can add your legs to the base and marble contact paper to the top. To mimic the Anthropologie cabinet, I then painted the font and sides of the top and bottom pieces with gold paint. Finally, I added my painted shelves and affixed the doors to the cabinet.
The handle was the hardest part to figure out. I ended up finding a marble soap dish at Target that looks almost exactly like our inspo cabinet. I painted the sides gold with my gold paint and then affixed it to the right-hand door with a u-bracket. I used very strong glue to attach the marble dish to the metal bracket and small wood screws to screw it into the door.
Finally, to finish the back side of the doors, I cut wood trim to size and covered the staples and edges of the fabric (you will have to leave space for the door bracket on the right side). I secured these on top of the fabric with a nail gun and 1 inch nails. I then primed and painted the trim and the exposed backside of the doors with the same paint and primer as the rest of the cabinet.