An IKEA Craft Box Hack

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Submitted by: Bozena Boenisz

Ikea box hack

Member of: Grillo Designs Home Decorating and Upcycling Group

Material Used:


Brown paint

Grey paint

White paint

Decoupage glue



Scrapbooking paper

Wood grain tool /brush

Old belt

Wooden blanks

These materials can be purchased from my website here

ikea box hack

How to:

The box:

Paint the whole box to brown and leave to dry.


Next paint the whole box grey and when its still wet use wood grain brush from one side to the other. Leave to dry and then dry wipe with sandpaper.

To protect use clear wax .


Paint wooden handles , wipe them with sandpaper and attach to the bottom of the box

The Drawers:

The drawers

Reverse the drawers on the back to the front. Paint the drawers front on white and leave to dry.

Apply thicker layer of decoupage glue and attach the scrap book paper. Remove the redundant pieces of paper using sandpaper, always from top to bottom.

The ikea drawers

Apply a few coats of varnish and leave each layer to dry.


Use sandpaper to distress. At the end use patina or dark wax.

Final product

And the cherry on the top ..cut old belt into equal parts, paint them and wipe with sandpaper.

To see more of Bozena’s work please visit her Facebook page My Craft Corner.



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