When I saw the PRÄNT box on IKEAs website for the first time, I was totally psyched! So, when I went to my local store to get a couple, I found out that everyone else was also psyched about them especially since they were only $12.99…. and there was only one left for me.
So, after a couple weeks of patiently waiting, they got more in stock, and I finally got my pair of boxes. BUT, the good news is that in the meantime, it gave me plenty of time to contemplate what i wanted to do with them! Unfinished wood boxes are totally like being handed a blank canvas – you can do whatever you want!
But in the meantime, I worked on getting the boxes painted and ready! I decided to go with a solid grey front with grey/white stripes around the sides & back. to do the stripes, I first painted the boxes white, then used regular painters tape to tape off some stripes and added the grey!
Assembling was easier said then done. but IKEA products can randomly be tricky like that. I followed their instructions but I suspect the paint made the wood swell a little (unless these boxes are always tricky to assemble). But I figured out, they assemble easier if you use WD-40 down the sides of the metal part you hammer down… it went in like a breeze with that!
So by the time the decals arrived, the boxes were painted and waiting.
I just followed the manufacturer instructions for application, and here’s how they turned out:
Check back later this week to see how we used the boxes!