As far as I can remember I have always had a love of building and modifying things. Why would you want to have something exactly the same as someone else?
When Ikea first opened everyone flocked to the aisles and bought the assemble yourself cabinets and bookcases. I did the same but instead of assembling them per the instructions, I always made little modifications to things. I can recall looking on IKEAhackers for some inspiration and now with the invention of YouTube you can find step by step videos on how to hack everything.
When I was asked to write up a post for the blog I immediately thought of my Ikea hacking days and thought how cool it would be to up the my hacking game with some beautiful pieces of stone countertops.
I started searching for some ideas and found a few I were drawn to. They were nice but with a bit more alterations could be much cooler in my opinion.
First on my list was this amazing Melanie Lissack, Ivar hacked bar. I love the color and the panel additions to the doors but for me it was lacking one major part. A beautiful stone top. When you think of a bar top you think over something with a bit of elegance. This was missing it for me. Depending on the color it was painted a darker grey stone or a beautiful white stone would be the ideal fit.
Ocean Storm from Cosentino
Viscount White from Cosentino
Kairos from Cosentino
What legs would you pair it with? I am leaning towards the thin modern hairpin legs.
While I was scrolling through some pretty cool builds I came across this and my jaw hit the floor! It would make an awesome desk for a kid or for an adult for that matter. My brain immediately started to plan how to get it strong enough to support a piece of stone.
To add a bit of strength to the book side I thought about drilling out for a pipe to be run through the books and mounted to the underside of the top.
I am drawn to each of these stones for different reasons. Which is your favorite?
MSI Calacatta Montage Quartz
MSI Vena Carbona Quartz
MSI Babylon Gray Concrete
Can’t wait to get started on these projects. Hoping Ikea opens soon and I’ll be able to stroll the aisles (with a mask on of course) and be inspired to make more things.
You can help me make decisions on paint color, style of doors and legs along with the big countertop choice by following Stoneworks on Instagram and voting in our stories. Whatever you all choose is what I will make!