Shannon Berrey

Graduation gift: Ikea hack

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


I wanted to give Maris' closest friends a special graduation present. Something that they probably wouldn't have already, but, something that I really hoped they would use a lot.    




But not just plain ole store bought tools, nope. Personalized glammed-out tools. I bought the tool kits from Ikea. I liked that they were a small size, perfect for a dorm room and they are plain which gives an excellent canvas for customizing.  



Using paint pens and sharpies, I drew each girls college mascot on the plastic lid {because the lid is clear, you can copy your image on the computer, size it accordingly and place it under the lid. Then you simply trace it on}  The sharpies give you a translucent effect while the paint pens are opaque.






I included a letter that explained that they have been armed with the tools in life to get them far...'learn to do for yourself--hang your own pictures, change your flat tires, paint your own furniture, and tile your own floors.'



The tools have black rubber handles. I used my gold Rub 'n Buff and, with my finger, I smeared it all over the handles. I let it dry for a minute and then buffed it off with a paper towel. Instant glam.




Curious if the girls liked their glorious gold tools???????  



I think they did.

I can't wait to see how these ladies change the world with their skills!!!




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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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