You can’t beat Ikea, great prices and modern designs, you could easily kit out your entire home in one visit.
It’s only until you spot your newly acquired purchases in other people’s homes that the charm starts to fade…
With that in mind, I’m a big fan of Ikea hacks, adding character and your own personal touch to a mass-produced piece. I’m a huge fan of adding colour to a bland piece of furniture, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, I’m slightly addicted to chalk paint.
We’ve previously made over a chest of drawers, and it was so easy that I was instantly wondering what else I could turn my paint brush to. Casting my eye over our kitchen I noticed our bland boring Ikea noticeboard, practically begging for a makeover.
Rust-oleum were kind enough to send me a tin of their duck egg blue chalk paint, perfect for giving our noticeboard a new lease of life.
To start I wiped down the noticeboard, giving myself a completely clean surface to work with. I then covered any area intended to remain paint-free with newspaper, taping down the edges. I gave my paint a good stir, and I was ready to go.
A couple of coats and a little drying time, and the project was complete.
We’ve accessorised a post holder and a little charm. I love the way the light blue pops against our terracotta tiles, bringing a fresh bright look to that little space.
In a few years we’re hoping to completely make-over our kitchen, but in the meantime co-ordinated accessories make the dated look a little bit more bearable.
When it comes to re-decorating I wouldn’t think twice about re-painting this noticeboard, chalk-paint makeovers are so quick, easy and cheap, I’d definitely give it a fresh coat to match our new kitchen a couple of years down the line.
Often a little time and effort can go a long way, making a cheap purchase that little bit more special. Pinterest is absolutely full of Ikea Hack inspiration if you’re looking for ideas.