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Follow-Up on Altering Ikea Products

michellelakeikeamagholder.jpgIf you missed our previous post on using scrapbooking materials to alter Ikea products, click here to see it. We’ve now got some more ideas to share with you!

Michelle Lake altered a wooden magazine holder that you can get unfinished from Ikea. I like the touch of the little pocket on the side! She also altered one of Ikea’s wooden mirrors (shown below).

Check out Plump Pudding‘s post here to see how she altered one of those wooden boxes with drawers from Ikea.

Also, remember the Artist’s Dummy that Ikea sells? ngairebartlamikeadoll.jpg (We posted about it in our post on dressmaker forms here). Well, Ngaire Bartlam shows how she altered one in the photo below.michellelakeikeamirror.JPG

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  1. July 17th, 2007Posted | Permalink

    what’s the best method for adhering paper to the unfinished ikea items? decoupage? thanks!

  2. July 17th, 2007Posted | Permalink

    When I’ve done this to unfinished wooden items, I’ve always lightly sanded the surface first, applied gesso to seal it, then used decoupage glue like Mod Podge to adhere paper to it. Hope this helps! Perhaps someone else will share their expeiences also.

  3. July 17th, 2007Posted | Permalink

    Hi Jessica!
    When I did these projects, I did what Angie said – but I skiped over the sanding! 🙂
    Simply used some gesso and then Mod Podge. 🙂

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