'D' for Decorating Filing Cabinet


O’verlays are paintable, flexible panels for customizing your furniture. They come in sizes that are compatible with several IKEA pieces (Malm, Rast, Expedit, and Effektiv), but you can probably find a size to work with most other non-IKEA items as well.

I’m wondering what would look better around the house with a little customizing…

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  • Katie
    August 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Such gorgeous design, I’m loving this! xo

  • Holly
    August 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    OMG… these are fabulous!

  • erica p.
    August 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This is an awesome idea! I’m definitely going to check this out and see what I can do with my Malm dresser.

  • Melissa
    August 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    How fun! Where do you get them? At Ikea? I so need to road trip it to my nearest Ikea ASAP

    • Making it Lovely
      August 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      They aren’t from IKEA, they just happen to be sized correctly for a lot of their pieces. I linked to the source above in the post, but here it is again: http://www.danikacheryle.com/

  • Brick Window
    August 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I thought they were really cool, and ready to buy it for my teen’s room until I went to the website and looked at the price. $44 to fancy up a table that cost 8? That makes no sense. Cool idea, but no thanks.

    • Making it Lovely
      August 11, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      That’s the most expensive one — most of them are under $20. I think they’re a good option to get a custom look.

  • Annie H
    August 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I want to know about the lamp pictured. Any ideas where it comes from?

    • Judye
      August 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      OHHHH, I like the lamp too….

  • Tammy
    August 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I love love this… :) Such a great idea


  • Loren
    August 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Very cool, loving some of the wall designs/mirror designs they have on their website, I think these could make pretty cool wall art in the right space too.

  • Beth C
    August 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Wow–I love this idea!

  • Lindsay
    August 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I was literally JUST looking at the O’verlyas by Danika & Cheryle site when I saw this tweet! They look awesome.

  • Ash
    August 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I ADORE these!! They look amazing I have to get some thank you! I need a Malm Dresser now!

    • Making it Lovely
      August 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      I know, isn’t that crazy? I want to get my hands on some IKEA furniture just so that I try these out!

  • Mandy Ford
    August 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Oh wow…those are pretty awesome! I love the interlocking circles!

  • Nicole
    August 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm


  • Collins
    August 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    That would be perfect for my dresser redo!

  • Jenny
    August 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    What a great product niche! Brilliantly beautiful.I think its worth every penny! I recently found a bamboo dresser at a second hand store…but it took two years to find it. Plus I wanted 2 not 1. Way to get instant dimentional detail. Thanks for sharing, N!

  • liz @ bon temps beignet
    August 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Bri (one funny girl) from Me, You and a Wiener used them recently…


  • Anne with an e
    August 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Ooh, I have one of those Ikea dressers, and clearly this would make it more dressy! Thanks for the tip….

  • Sabina Vavra
    August 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I actually have that lamp in the top photo in my bedroom!

    • Judye
      August 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Where did you get the lamp??

  • Mary
    August 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I spent some time on the website and got some real inspiration. I like the fact that they are so lightweight. Thanks for finding this interesting resource.

  • AP
    August 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I was thinking of putting textured wall paper on the face of a dresser, but this might look better.

  • katherineoliverphotography
    August 11, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Great stuff! Thank you for sharing.

  • Hannah Kate Flora
    August 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

    This is genius!! What a great idea / solution for getting some mileage out of your furniture!

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kayla
    August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Loooove this!! I am so glad you stumbled across it and shared! I’m feeling an itch to go to Ikea now…

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  • The Glamorous Housewife
    August 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Love. Love. Love! How did you find these?

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

    • Making it Lovely
      August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

      I can’t remember where I first saw them. I know for sure they’ve been on Apartment Therapy, and Young House Love mentioned them yesterday too. They’re making the design blog rounds, I think.

  • wendy
    August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Wow – totally fantastic. I’m looking at my dresser in a new light. fun stuff!

  • Kelly
    August 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

    My brain is on serious overload with ideas & excitement over these. Best thing I’ve seen in…ever?

  • Erika
    August 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    These are AWESOME! I think they would look cool as a border around a room at chair rail or higher with a little bit of ledge trim. Hmmm….my powder room is screaming for something like this. LOVE IT!!

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  • Melanie (melarse)
    August 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    AMAZING find!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I will be incorporating these in my new home, for sure.

  • vintagehome.colleen@gmail.com
    August 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    OH MY!..just the greatest idea..how to make a cheappy piece go over the top!

  • ArticulateArt
    August 12, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Wow the cabinets are gorgeous!!!
    They really make the room “POP”!!!

  • Chandra
    August 13, 2011 at 11:06 am

    OMG!!! Thank you for posting this. Now I have something to spice up my kids’ Ikea dressers. :-)

  • Danika Herrick
    August 13, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you thank you!!!! We are thrilled you featured us!
    Danika & Cheryle

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    August 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Bookmarking for future projects. Free section of Craigslist, here I come!

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    August 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I adore the coffee table in the last picture. What a difference.