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Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 | 6 comments

Pretty in IKEA-Hacked Pink

Pretty in IKEA-Hacked Pink

IKEA’s signature clean lines and simple designs make it easy to transform their furniture into something uniquely yours. In fact, there’s an entire website dedicated to people who like to reinvent IKEA called IKEA Hackers. That’s exactly what I my friend Mary did when she needed a new bed for her 4-year-old daughter. Mary’s requirements were simple: The bed must be low to the ground and must have drawers underneath. When Mary saw the ODDA bed, it met both criteria, but there was one major flaw: The black drawers would not work in the bedroom of her pink-loving girl. Not afraid of a DIY project, Mary decided there was an easy fix: She would recover the drawers in decorative paper (from Paper Source in Old Town) using Mod Podge. Here are the steps Mary took: Step 1: Cut out the paper to fit exactly the same size as the drawers. Step 2: Apply Mod Podge adhesive (available at Michael’s) to entire outside face of drawer. Step 3: Very carefully attach paper to the drawers...

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