Before & After: A Basic IKEA Desk Gets Some Personality

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After spotting this bright pink, approachably Boho IKEA hack on the internet superhighway, we knew we had to share it with you. After hitting up the IKEA ‘as is’/clearance section, Becky and Kelsey (aka The Sorry Girls) knew they could make something out of this compact, but slightly boring desk situation. They snatched it up, took it home and worked their DIY magic!

(Image credit: The Sorry Girls )

From Becky and Kelsey: We started by priming then painting our set pink. We decided to add a clear coat sealant as well to hold everything in place.

Next to make this set next level detailed! We decided to wrap strand cane around the legs of the table and chair, and the arms of the chair. We hot glued the end of the strand cane around the base of the leg and worked our way up, wrapping and hot gluing as we went.

Now that the legs and arms are wrapped, we are going to add a pocket on the side of the desk for book and paper storage! We made this out of faux leather and faux velvet. With the leather material, we cut out a rectangular shape. With the velvet material, we cut a shape similar to the previous one, except this one was a little shorter and a little wider than the leather. We wrapped the velvet around the leather material to form a pocket and sewed it in place on three sides to create a pocket. We folded down the top of the leather to hem it and hot glued the pocket to the side of the table!

Hop on over to The Sorry Girls for more pictures, details and a super helpful How-To video!

A Million Thanks to Becky and Kelsey over at The Sorry Girls!