IKEA SKADIS HACK – For A Mini Office Nook

A few months ago, I stumbled across the instagram account of Evygenia . You all know I’m a sucker for creative small space ideas, so when I saw her stylish and affordable approach to renovating her tiny flat, I was immediately hooked! I asked Evygenia to come on here today to share her most recent project – an IKEA SKADIS Hack  for her mini office space. Enjoy!
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Hi everyone!



Its Evygenia from Foxy and Brass!

Today, I’m going to show you how I hacked the IKEA SKADIS pegboard to fit in my desk space alcove.

Here is how my office space looked before I added the pegboard.

 

Mini office space before ikea skadis hack / Grillo designs

 

And here is how it looked after…

 

mini office space after ikea skadis hack / Grillo designs

 

Big difference huh?

This simple and cheap IKEA SKADIS hack has allowed me not only to create a gorgeous styled (and better organised office nook), but has also provided me with a way to hide all the ugly wires seen in my first photo.

All the wires are hidden behind the pegboard – in that little space between the board and the wall.

 

IKEA SAKDIS HACK FOR A MORE ORGANIZED OFFICE SPACE / GRILLO DESIGNS

MATERIALS NEEDED:

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  • SKADIS pegboard x 4 (46 x 56cm)
  • SKADIS accessories: 2 containers, 2 clips, 5 small hooks, 2 big hooks and a shelf.
  • Skadis railing or plywood strips
  • Sand Paper or sander
  • Paint brush
  • Foam rollers
  • Black paint
  • Rusoleum gold spray paint
  • Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover spray
  • Saw or Jigsaw
  • Measuring tape

 

 

IKEA SKADIS HACK HOW TO:

Step 1. Trim to size.

I needed the board to fit precisely in the alcove space above the desk, so I measured and cut to size. I also measured around my computer screen as I wanted the pegboard to fit around that too.

 

step 1 of ikea skadis hacK: trim ikea skadis pegboard / grillo designs

 

Step 2. Sand.

I really didn’t want to have to sand, but I realised (after some tests) that when I tried to paint over the current white pegboard as it was, the paint didn’t stick and just scratched off.

This wouldn’t have been a huge issue if I had planned to use these pegboards solely as wall decoration, but I wanted to use them like  proper pegboards — (with the hooks and other removable accessories) so sanding had to be done!

I used an electric sander for the front surface, but I couldn’t find any better solution for removing the paint from the holes other than using scissors to scrape the paint off

 

Sand the holes of the pegboard in step 2 of ikea skadis hack / grillo designs

 

I found this part to be the most time consuming! I must have spent about 10 hours sanding.

 

connect the pegboard together in step 2 of ikea skadis hack / grillo designs

 

Step 3. Paint.

I painted every single hole with a brush, one by one, twice. And used a roller for the flat surface.

 

paint ikea pegboard in step 3 of ikea skadis hack / grillo designs

 

If you have a paint sprayer for this step, you’re a lucky person! I didn’t have to use any primer, as sanding the board helped the paint to soak into the fibreboard. Here is a how to paint IKEA furniture guide for more details.

 

 

Step 4. Make rails and connect board together

Cut plywood strips for wall mounting and paint them black. I hoped to use the original SKÅDIS rail for wall mounting, but unfortunately after cutting the boards the rail became useless, as the wall was too long. If you’re not going to cut the boards, you can just paint the rail black and use it.

 

attach plywood rail in this ikea skadis hack / grillo designs

 

Step 5. Paint wall.

Apply black self-adhesive on the wall behind the pegboard (or paint it black). This will help to accent your pegboard cut-outs.

paint wall behind the ikea skadis hack pegboard / grillo designs

 

Step 6. Mount plywood strips (or SKÅDIS rail) on the wall.

Step 7. Attach the pegboards.

I used black screws, so I didn’t need to additionally hide them.

 

Ikea skadis hack for small mini office / grillo designs

 

Step 8. Spray paint the accessories.

I used Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Gold Metallic spray paint. I was too lazy to sand and prime the surface, but apparently it was a mistake and I highly recommend you to do that.

My coat of gold is not very sturdy, but I used some Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover spray to protect those parts  that were in direct contact with the board.

 

spray paint ikea skadis pegboard accessories / grillo designs

 

Step 9. Play around  with the accessories and admire the result!

 

IKEA SKADI HACK with pegboard accessories for an organised office space / grillo designs

IKEA SKADIS HACK IN SMALL SPACE LIVING AREA / GRILLO DESIGNS

 

IKEA SKADIS hack for a small space office area / grillo designs

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions about this IKEA SKADIS hack – please leave me a comment below.

You can also visit my instagram page here, or shop my handmade items here

-Evygenia

 

 

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Comments

  1. Ines

    I love this! I was wondering what you used to trim the edges?

  2. Josh

    Hi. Is there a way to mount the pegboard without drilling onto the wall?

    1. I dont think so – it needs a good sturdy mount and the best way to do that would be using screws and wall plugs (anchors)

    2. Me

      There are the connectors for the desk still in the SKÅDIS family 👍🏽

  3. Thanks for posting this hack. I followed your instructions this weekend and it looks AWESOME!!!!

  4. I love, love, love how this turned out. Great job as always!

  5. It all looks fabulous. I love the gold black combination and the little touches like the fun dinosaur planters. You’ve done a really good job!

  6. word cookies answersaz

    A beauty rooom. I love thiss.
    Thanks 4 share

  7. If you have a Dremel handy, that would have made quick work of sanding the holes down (seems like it is the most time consuming part of the process).

    1. Thanks for the tip chuck! So handy 🙂

  8. Sharon

    Love it!

  9. Susan W

    Very pretty and functional too!
    Thank you for sharing

  10. Patricia Packard

    Using a can of spray paint would made it easier to get into the holes.

    1. Thanks for the great tip patricia 🙂