I usually enjoy the challenge of bringing something old and unloved back to life but recently I worked on two pieces from Ikea. The first was this Ikea Moppe hack
I used a dark wax on the carcass and various finishes on each drawer. One was painted blue over yellow and rubbed back, another painted red and distressed. I used pva glue to give a crackle glaze (as seen here) on one and 2 were covered with a vintage looking wallpaper and distressed lightly before giving a medium wax to age them.
The last drawer was painted yellow, ages with dark wax and then I used a transfer to put some swirly writing on it. Finally I added some dainty antiqued bronzed handles.
I fiddles around with the layout until it looked balanced…
I like the overall effect, what do you think?
There are more than a few Ikea Moppe Hacks out there, perhaps you’ve got one you’d like to share?
As an unashamed plug, all of the handles are available in our shop (but not online yet I’m afraid!)
Next time I’ll show you what I did with an ordinary set of Rast drawers!