I like that this one mixes things up a bit. This gets away from that plain, everything-the-same look that Option 1 gave me, and I don’t think it looks too busy. I wasn’t sure about that middle drawer section (those drawers fronts are only 5 inches high), so I tried out using the same size panel on those as are on the larger drawers.
So I think those are the three options, with my favorites being #2 and #3. I just can’t decide! It’s that middle cabinet with the six drawers that is the big question for me, and it’s because if I do individual panels, the corners on those really short panels would necessarily have to be a different (smaller) size than all the rest of the panels just so that they can fit on those short 5-inch-high drawer fronts. And I’m just not sure how I feel about that. Would that look cohesive? Or would those smaller corners stick out and not look like they belong?
But I did notice that they sell Anne panels that area very short (like 3 inches high) and very wide, so they’re for things just like my middle drawers. And that leads me to…
Option 3 – One panel per door section, all drawers treated individually
So if you’re new to this studio project, this is what I’m working with. I have a long 20-foot wall with lower IKEA Sektion cabinets the full width of the wall, and then on the outer sections, I’ll be adding 60-inch-high upper cabinets which will cover the areas of the wall without wallpaper.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.