Wall Décor

Published on September 14th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Ikea doors turned into unique pieces for the home!

Materials: A cupboard door from the “as-is” section at Ikea, acrylic paints, drill, various knobs, sandpaper and stain or glaze

Description: We took this plain old cupboard door from the “as-is” section at Ikea ($3!) and sanded it down to remove the varnish. After wiping the dust off, we painted with a cream spray paint until it was all covered (about 2 coats). Then, we printed off the last name and “date established” in a cool font and traced it onto the board, filling it in with a black acrylic paint pen.

After that dried, we lightly sanded the corners, sides and random spots for a sort of “vintage” look. Taking an old rag, dip it into the glaze (or stain) and rub over the board. Use a clean, dry rag to wipe off the excess. Once the glaze is dry, attach your knobs (I like to use mis-matched knobs) to the bottom of the board. Now you have a cool way to hang coats, pictures or simply display your name!

See more of the fun cupboard door.

~ Meg, United States

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to Ikea doors turned into unique pieces for the home!

  1. It is truly creative. Not just anyone can actually think of using these IKEA doors this way. I love the idea…

  2. Robinson says:

    Creative ideas, end result looks great – will be trying this myself sometime. You could build quite a range of these, different colours and messages… If you are prepared to purchase and endless supply of IKEA doors of course, heh

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey, it’s a super creative way to put my name on the wall! Now how about I skip the sanding part and just use the spray can on the wall?!

  4. personal trainer mayfair says:

    These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Good innovative idea you share ..i also want to apply the same..


  6. manhattan says:

    great idea .. so creative .. thanks for sharing .. like it ..

  7. Anonymous says:

    I love this! What a good idea and great execution!

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