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Published on July 15th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Moppe Card Catalog Jewelry Box





Materials: Moppe Drawers, Craft paint in black and burnt umber, Crackle medium, Light grey paint (we used Analytical Grey by Sherwin Williams), Paint brush, Metal ruler or scraper, Sandpaper, Adhesive metal bookplate (Martha Stewart), Handles (we used these from Lee Valley), Lint free white cloth/rag, Natural and Dark Finishing Paste Wax, Ink pen

Description: 1. Paint each drawer front and the main unit with a thin coat of black paint. Let dry. You just want enough to show through when you distress the drawers.
2. Randomly paint with the burnt umber. Let dry. This just adds some interest to the distressing.
3. Using a large brush with large sweeping motions brush the crackle medium all over. Let dry.

4. Now paint over the crackle with the grey paint. Let dry.
5. Distress. Using a metal ruler or scraper, roughly chip off paint where desired. Using sandpaper, sand edges.
6. Using a clean rag randomly rub dark wax in a few places. Then using the natural wax, wax the entire piece.
7. Drill holes and screw a handle to each drawer.
8. Remove adhesive backing and attach bookplates to each drawer. Add labels … and voila!

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~ Shannon @ aka design, Ontario, Canada

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14 Responses to Moppe Card Catalog Jewelry Box

  1. How did you cover the “finger holes” in the drawers? At least in my edition of the Moppe/Fira the holes are symmetrical on the front and back…

    Also, in my Moppe the drawers are a pretty tight fit – with all those layers of paint I’m not sure if the drawers would still fit. Or did you just paint the faces of the drawers?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well done. I have those for the kids art stuff.
    But I particularly love your lamp! I’d love to find one like it in Europe (France if possible)

  3. To cover the finger holes just reverse the drawers. Super cute redo!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Moppe drawers don’t have finger holes on both sides like the Fira drawers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very clever. Can you advise which of the Lee Handles you used? Thanks very much.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Very well done. What if you added a hint of age to the paper labels, maybe with a light brownish-yellow watercolor wash, or tea stain?

  7. Donna says:

    Awesome! Very creative & thinking ‘outside the box’, so to speak. Love it!

  8. majeral says:

    I could not find Moppe in the Ikea cat. do they still make them?

  9. Credilya says:

    If only Moppe were available in the US. Alas.

  10. Shannon says:

    I do have an older set of the Moppe drawers, with the finger cut out on one side only. So yes, I did just turn them around.

    We used these handles from Lee Valley http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=60871&cat=3,43520,43521,46758. Sorry, the original link was dropped from my step-by-step!

    Also we didn’t paint the sides of the drawers or this inside of the unit. The drawers do indeed fit very tightly, so we figured the extra paint wouldn’t work!

    Thanks for all the comments!

    Shannon
    http://www.akadesign.ca

  11. Such a brilliant idea!~ Just discovered your site and LOVE

    CHeers
    ~ jillian
    http://www.hersplitends.com

    *Great giveaway today at Her Split Ends!
    http://hersplitends.com/2012/07/18/giveaway-good-belly/

  12. Anonymous says:

    Great idea. I might try this but with some old milk paint that I have laying around. It might even give it more of that old paint look due to the texture of milk paint. Thanks for the idea!

  13. Mombear says:

    Couldn’t find Moppe or Fira drawers in Ikea online catalog.

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