Dear Ikea, it’s been only a couple weeks since our last visit and I wanted you to know that I miss you. With your beautiful new marketplace and showroom you really showed me what textiles really catch my eye. I love that about you Ikea. You make it easy for me to figure out what I want and then you express your love in return and let me get whatever I want at an incredible price…I just love you and wanted you to know it. You’re a DIYers dream with your blank canvases everywhere. I love spending time with you and finding your little treasures that are so easily personalized to my space. You are the peanut to my butter, the cherry on top of my Ice Cream Sunday.
I love you more than a fat kid loves cake (trust me I know)…
Ok seriously though! Have you guys been to Ikea recently? They revamped their marketplace and showrooms and they pretty much rock! Did you guys know that they actually sell fabric
now? It’s super cute too!
I had the honor of going to a blogger mixer/event at Ikea and it was awesome! I met some new blog friends there that I’m super excited about and since I’m a total noob to the blog scene, I didn’t take one picture…not one! But I know now!
We had a delicious breakfast that Ikea made, one the house. It was AWESOME. I’m curious to see how their lunches/dinners are…I bet they rock. After breakfast we had the honor of a mini shopping spree…holy cow was I in heaven!
I snatched up SO many fun things…this Ikea even inspired me to start our craft/playroom for me and my kids. That’s the BIG project that I’ve been working on, and thanks to Ikea I was really able to keep the cost down!
This is part 1 of a 2 part post. In the next post I will show you the finished room with the rest of my Ikea finds! I just wanted to give you a little peek/tutorial on a couple of the elements in my room!
Washi Frame Makeover
This is hands down one of the EASIEST projects I’ve done in a while. These frames took 10 minutes to do and they turned out fabulous! They will be used on a gallery wall in the playroom/craftroom. I guess I can just call it a playroom since crafting is my form of play…
Picture or Quote for inside
Scissors (a junky pair so you don’t get your good ones gooey).
Decide on a direction you’d like to wrap your washi tape. I found that by lining it up in the corner was the easiest. I just decided on a pattern and went with it. I made sure to wrap it around the back so that it would stay put.
This is my first completed frame! I LOVE it and it’s perfect for a playroom. I know that not everybody likes the multicolored look so I made another one to show you how easy and customizable these frames are!
Because the frames come with a matte (how cool is that) I chose 2 coordinating colors. One for the frame. One for the matte. I made sure to line up the patterns and wrap around to the back for the frame and for the matte.
Here are the finished frames! They are going to go great on my gallery wall! I will show you the finished wall in part 2! You can do SO much with these frames…man I LOVE them! I NEED to get more!
But that’s not all! I also wanted to share with you a super easy wall art supply solution!
I wanted to have my little ones art supplies pretty easily accessible so I thought a rod type hanging thing (all technical terms my friends) would be the perfect solution, and I knew Ikea would have just the thing I was looking for! After all…they have everything!
So I bought a basic rod and went to work!
$5.99 (this was the most expensive part but I really liked how it finished the look you can totally leave this part out)
All I did was start at one end with washi tape and wrap my way to the other end. Then I repeated with a different color. While the red is cute, it wasn’t the look I was going for. Here is my finished project:
For just a couple bucks and a couple minutes I was able to jazz up a playroom and make it my own! You can’t beat that!
Oh and remember the sneak peek I shared of what I was working on? Some of you were able to guess correctly…well, here’s my progress! It’s getting there, and it’s gonna be AWESOME!
I’m excited to show you the rest in part 2! You will see how I took an Ikea easel and turned it into a blackboard on one side and painting easel on the other, AND some super cool and inexpensive ikea storage options! Man, I love that store!
Thank you so much Tauni
and Celeste for putting this event together. I had a blast! It was awesome to meet so many of the bloggers that I admire.
Please remember that all of my tutorials and printables are for personal use only. This post was seen first at, and written by Cox’s Corner