Having whetted your appetite in the last blog post with the Billy Book Case hacks, I thought you might be inspired by some other transformations using Ikea products. First you see the product in its original guise and then the transformation. Having said that as IKEA no longer sell traditional deck chairs and this was made and shot last summer, there is only an after shot of the chair. Its original cover was removed. A new one was made from canvas that was then stenciled using fabric paints
A Nornas table was hacked by halving the height of the legs and painting them black. A cushion pad was created out of a baby mattress which was then covered in a glorious Harlequin linen fabric with a butterfly print.
The Skogsta bench is a great shape and fits in anywhere. It provides extra seating for unexpected guests or makes a hall bench or even somewhere to fling your clothes at night. It was sanded and then given a coat of orange paint. A special cushion was created from old velvet curtains,dyed using Dylon machine dyes and cut up old tapestries.
These Dvala pillowcases are only £3 a pair. I tie dyed them using Dylon hand dye and then sewed them together down the long sides to create a lounger for the kids.
Moppe boxes have been sold at Ikea from their earliest days. They come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for all that tiny storage. They look perfect covered in different Cambridge imprint papers and stacked and glued on top of one another.
The Hampen rug only cost £10 and is synthetic. I cut out large synthetic felt leaves and flowers did a tiny bit of embroidery with floss and then glue gunned them onto the rug . Cheap cheerful and perfect for picnics.
The Hektar lamp was spray painted copper using Valspar spray paint
365 china. The first set I just decorated this using pens specifically made for decorating china. The second project was decorative wall plates. These were masked off and paint was sponged onto sections of them.
Skuren cutlery with the handles painted.