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DIY Ikea Moppe Hack

This DIY Ikea Moppe Hack is great for all your organization needs! The perfect hack for storage, this easy craft idea is perfect for when you need a creative outlet on a budget. You're going to love how simple this Ikea hack is that requires just a handful of basic supplies!
Course craft, diy, hobby
Keyword how to paint Ikea moppe, Ikea Moppe hack, Ikea Moppe stain
Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Dry Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Author Angie Holden


  • drill
  • Drill bits

What You Will Need

  • 8 ounces Americana Satin Decor Enamels Seaside Blue
  • 2 ounces Americana Gel Stains Walnut
  • 1 Ikea Moppe
  • 4 Bun feet
  • 6 Cup handles
  • Screws
  • Nuts
  • 2 Paintbrushes
  • 1 Rag
  • Wood glue


  • Start by painting the entire outside shell of the Ikea Moppe. I painted inside some as well for a more finished look. This may take 2 coats so be sure to let the first coat dry before adding the second.
    painting ikea moppe
  • While that is drying, you can stain your drawers. Apply the stain to all surfaces, allow to sit a few minutes, then wipe away any excess with a rag. Allow these pieces to dry completely before continuing.
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  • You will also want to stain the bun feet. Remove any screws that may be in your feet before staining. Attach the feet to the bottom of the outer shell with adhesive once they are dry.
    adding feet to ikea moppe
  • Once everything is dry, you can work on assembly. Start by adding a handle to each drawer. I actually turned the drawers around backward so the back without the cutout is now the front. Use the handles to mark for holes and drill those out with a drill bit.
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  • Then use screws and nuts to attach your handles to your piece.
    adding hardware to ikea moppe
  • Then just add the drawers into your Moppe.
    cup pulls on ikea moppe


Make sure you have enough paint and stain for this Ikea Moppe as you'll need more than one layer of paint. Make sure all the parts are dry before assembling. Use safety precautions when working with power tools.
TIP: If the screw heads are not the same color as your handles, use DecoArt Dazzling Metallics to paint the heads.