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Adding trim to IKEA Haggeby drawers fronts and doors for a beautiful, bright, and modern home office makeover during week 5 of the one room challenge of spring 2021.

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Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge. What do we have for this week?…PROGRESS!

I’m making over an open dining area into a beautiful, modern, and bright home office for this season’s One Room Challenge.

I am participating as a guest blogger with many other bloggers in the One Room Challenge where everyone gets to makeover a room of their choice over 8 weeks.

You can see all the featured designers here and all the guest participants with a blog here.

Here is my progress over the last few weeks:

  1. Week 1 – Design and plans for the home office
  2. Week 2 – Chose paint colors for the cabinets and walls
  3. Week 3 – Painted the room and started building cabinets
  4. Week 4 – Finished building cabinets and bases

I added trim to cabinet drawer fronts and painted them.

ADDING TRIM TO DRAWER FRONTS AND DOORS

There were a ton of options for drawer fronts and doors SEKTION cabinets in IKEA, but I didn’t want to spend a lot on it.

Most of my initial choices were in the higher range. So, I picked HAGGEBY which is was just $5 for most of the drawers that I needed and the rest were just a couple of bucks more.

HAGGEBY drawer fronts and doors are completely plain which is not the look that I want. I want shaker style doors and drawers in my home office, So I decided to add the trim myself.

HÄGGEBY Door, white, 15x30 "

I purchased this lattice trim which is just 1/4 inch thick and 1.5 inches wide.

PREPPING FOR TRIM

The HAGGEBY drawer fronts and doors are laminate and it’s not easy to paint laminate without some prep work.

In order for a laminate surface to be painted, it needs to be sanded first. I sanded all the drawer fronts and doors before attaching any trim as it is much easier to sand a plain surface than something with trim.

I used 150 grit sandpaper first and then finished it with 220 grit sandpaper for a great finish using this sander.

CUTTING THE TRIM

The first step in the cutting process is to measure the lengths and widths of all the cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

Here is what I have:

  • 18 x 10 drawer fronts – 12
  • 24 x 10 drawer fronts – 2
  • 18 x 60 doors – 2
  • 24 x 20 door – 2

I took my measurements carefully and headed to my miter saw to cut the trims. I cut them at 45° angles so that all my edges are smooth.

Here are some of first pieces of trim

Here are all the trim pieces

ATTACHING THE TRIM TO DRAWER FRONTS AND DOORS

Attaching the trim is a simple process.

All I need to do is add some wood glue to the back of the trim pieces and attach them to the drawer fronts and door using a brad nailer and 5/8 inch nails.

Then I added some spackle to fill the nail holes and joins as spackle is easier to sand than wood filler. I used this spackle as it goes on pink and dries white. This makes it easy to know exactly when to sand.

Here are all the all the drawer fronts and doors trim and sanded.

This is it for now. Next, I will move onto painting all these drawer fronts and doors in the gorgeous Sherwin Williams Privilege Green paint that I have picked and then stencil the wall.

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Do join me on the journey as my home office takes shape and comes to life during this season’s One Room Challenge! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more detailed and day-to-day updates on the progress.

Check out other posts related to my home office transformation.

MODERN HOME OFFICE PLAN and DESIGN – ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 1 (Spring 2021)

MODERN HOME OFFICE – PAINT COLOR CHOICES – ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 2 (Spring 2021)

MODERN HOME OFFICE – CABINET BUILDING – ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 3 (Spring 2021)

MODERN HOME OFFICE – BUILDING CABINETS AND BASES – ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 4 (Spring 2021)