Design on a Budget: O'verlays

Kristen Fehsenfeld
The dilemma is not uncommon: you’ve slowly graduated into adulthood while your furnishings remain better suited for a college dorm, or perhaps you’ve upgraded to a new space but don’t have the budget for the decor to match. The answer: O’verlays. These affordable, paintable fretwork panels work on just about everything from wood and particleboard to mirrors and glass. What's more, they're compatable with popular IKEA pieces like the MALM, RAST and PAX. Use them to customize your cabinetry and furniture or add architectural appeal to your moldings or windows. Ranging from $7.50 to $25.00, and requiring only primer, paint and a little adhesive, that’s a DIY project you can’t afford to pass up.