Published on November 26th, 2011 | by Jules Yap



Painted herrings

Materials: Fixa paintbrushes

Description: Where I come from they smoke the baltic herring by hanging it by the eye, and it is called böckling. So this was what came to my mind when I saw our fish hanging to dry. Easy fish made from a set cheap paint brushes, from IKEA. We cut off the brush part and painted with acrylic paint, decorated with markers.

Painted herrings
Painted herrings
Painted herrings
Painted herrings

See more of the Herrings from IKEA paintbrushes.

~ Lilla a

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to Herrings

  1. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Clever, but it’s too bad all those good brushes were ruined to use for this . . . Just sayin’ I’d feel better about it if they were all worn out, ready to be trashed brushes, that’s all.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Excellent idea!!! Maybe the best hack lately!!!

  3. Zulaya says:

    Too cute! Sounds like a fun project for your child on a day when you can’t get outside. Great idea!:)

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