IKEA is a crafters dream. At the very least, it is an organized crafter’s dream! They offer so many functional and affordable options that help optimize a craft room to meet the needs of a maker. That being said, with so many crafters racing to IKEA to meet all their needs, it can be easy for your IKEA finds to begin looking very “cookie cutter”. I have found a few ways to personalize some of the IKEA pieces in my room, and I’d love for you to take these same ideas and personalize them for your taste as well!
IKEA Spice Racks
IKEA Picture Ledges
IKEA Magnetic Board
I am sensing a theme here, because the magnet board I use in my craft room also used to be located in another part of the house. For a long time, it was in our playroom and served as a fun toy for our little ones. But, when that play room was turned back into an adult space, this bright board also lost its home. The piece originally started out as just the magnet board. My husband was able to create a frame for it out of a piece of crown molding that I picked up at Lowe’s. A few 45 degree cuts, and mounting it on cheap plywood, and I was left with a beautiful framed magnet board. The idea is that this will eventually be where I store metal dies, but for now it holds sweet mementos! The bright yellow fits well with the cheery feel in my room!
IKEA Billy BookshelfUltimate Crafty Pegboard and created a cohesive look to the room!
IKEA Desk Unit(s)
The last truly custom IKEA piece in my craft room is my desk. It is actually made up of 6 different IKEA office pieces! I go into more detail on how this was put together in my Creating an Ideal Workspace blog post. Once again, it is a hodge podge of pieces left over from other parts of the house, but it looks like it was designed just for this space!
Taking the time to customize your items from big box stores like IKEA is very rewarding. It adds a personal touch to your craft room, plus custom pieces always feel a little more special and unique! To find out more info on how I worked to add a personal touch to my space, check out my previous post, Thinking outside the IKEA Box!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife
5 thoughts on “Personalizing IKEA finds”
Love your beautiful and oh so organized room! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! And thanks for stopping by and reading!
Thank you for this post. I M scraplifting a few of your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them