Ikea Pigeon Hole Organizer Makeover Tutorial


Ikea pigeon hole organizer makeover

I love the Ikea pigeon hole organizer.  Not necessary for functionality but I just love the look of tiny pockets ! This pigeon hole organizer  has been in the family for a couple of years.

Buddy would keep his hot wheels cars in them.  Eventually He outgrew the toys and I was only too happy to be the next recipient. Ofcourse, by now, you already know, that few things get dumped in our home, until and unless the cats chew on them or pee on them !!!

A little tender, love and makeover is all it kept screaming out to me for ~ until finally I decided to decoupage it.

Decoupage sounds like a very fancy French word but in reality, it just means to stick objects with paper cut outs. So don’t let the French term, intimidate you 🙂

The surface needs to be cleaned and sanded well. A layer of modge podge or any such medium can be applied. Then you can cut out pieces of tissue or paper and stick it on carefully. Make sure to get any air bubbles out.  When your certain, that its dried, apply another coat of modge podge to seal it. This is the tutorial in a nut shell.

Here’s the pictorial 🙂

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Hideous, isn’t it ??? Whats the connection between little boys and the skull face with two cross bones, still remains a mystery to me !!

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Ugly paint sticking out from our previous wall paint on its edges.

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First, I gathered design paper, in various patterns and colors and decided how the collage should be placed. This project is excellent at getting rid of good by small scraps of paper !

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Took measurements and decided which cutouts would contrast with which patterns. Then came my drawer of amazing edge punches ! Oh how I love Martha stewart 🙂 ok ok Fiskars, I love you too 🙂

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One after the other, I distressed the edges and kept covering them all with modge podge. (I am quite the distress-addict 🙂

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For the top, side and bottom, I painted some off-white synthetic paint. Two coats got me the results I wanted.

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Finally, I coated one layer of modge podge on the pigeon holes.              AND ………………………………………….. VOILA !!!!!!!!

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Talking of decoupage, If your looking for decoupage supplies in Dubai. I am happy to recommend the decoupage specialist, Creativa Middle East. Located at Times Square, they have a huge array of art and decoupage supplies. Definitely the go-to place for Decoupage.

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I love the transformation and hope you liked it too.

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Savvy Southern Style  , Between Naps on the porch.

Have you attempted any transformations lately ? If so, I’d love to hear about it.

Thank you for dropping by.

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33 thoughts on “Ikea Pigeon Hole Organizer Makeover Tutorial

  1. Very pretty! When our renovation is done, I will have my own craft room and I think I will have to look for one of these the next time I go to IKEA. Incidentally I gave birth to 3 boys – 40 – 36 – 32 and I still don’t have a clue why they do the things they do.

    1. Wow Patty !! I should be taking notes from you with 3 older boys ~ I have a lot to learn from you hon ! Cant wait to see you new craft room. will pop over and subscribe to your blog 🙂 Thank you for visiting me 🙂

  2. Wow, that could not be more different, If it wasn’t for the step by step it would be hard to believe it was the same thing! Massive improvement. (I must confess I am a teeny bit envious of your punches drawer!)

  3. This was quite the transformation! I love that you re-purposed it and made it pretty. I like those cubbies myself but have never purchased them from IKEA. I just might have to now. 🙂 Thanks for linking up!!

  4. Naush, it turned out so cute! I love the papers that you used. Decoupage is so much fun!! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  5. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at http://theladypreferstosave.com, and I’m one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! I wanted to write and thank you for linking up to this weeks Merry Monday party, as well as to let you know that your post will be linked to the Merry Monday Pinterest board, as well my social media accounts. I would love to have you also stop by my blog as well! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday’s Linky Party this week, and I hope to see you linking up next week as well. Have an awesome week!

    1. Hi Misty !! Wow !! Super excieted to be featured. Will be sure to pop over at your blog 🙂 Thank you very much for the feature.
      Naush

  6. This turned out so beautiful, Naush! I love the pretty paper you chose. Lovely! Thanks for linking up with us at Motivational Monday! We hope to see you again tonight! 🙂

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