Last weekend Steff and I got to teach a demo class at IKEA for their annual BYOF (bring your own friend) event. It’s such a fun event Ikea hosts every year with lots of coupons and demo’s all day. We were thrilled to be a part of it for the second year in a row! Last year we showed 2 projects using Ikea goods: Candle Dish turned picture frame and Chalkboard, and a Perpetual Birthday Calendar. This year we showed some DIY Wall Art…..we turned some bathroom decking into some fun and unique pieces of art! Re-purposing is one of our favorite ways to decorate. (Check out THIS post where we re-purposed a crib spring.)
We picked up some of this MOLGER decking from Ikea and came up with 3 different ways to use it on the wall instead of on the floor. Ikea hacking is so much fun!
The first Ikea hack idea we’re sharing is STENCILING:
Be sure to dab the paint on rather than brush to keep nice clean lines when you peel off the vinyl.
Next idea is using ART PRINTS:
The decking is almost exactly square- about 14 x 14 inches -so a 12 x 12 inch print is perfect! (Costco prints 12 x 12 photos, but you have to scroll to the bottom of their photo page and click on ‘scrapbooking’ to get to the 12 x 12 print selection.)
We want to mention, we did try using a photo of a person rather than art for this slat look and we didn’t like it. It stretched the face a little too much and looked weird. Just a heads up if you want to try it. We didn’t try a group photo though, maybe it wouldn’t look as weird? We cut up two 12 x 12 photos of my girls and we were done cutting and stretching faces at that point. 🙂 Maybe we’ll try a group photo one day, or maybe you’ll try it and like it! Send us a pic if you do! 🙂
The last is a very simple PHOTO DISPLAY:
Then hot glue a mini clothes pin to it and clip on a photo. Cute!
There it is! A super easy Ikea hack for some unique and beautiful wall art. What would you make? The possibilities are seriously endless with these decking pieces!
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