Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Another IKEA Moppe Card Catalog Hack

 
 
We were out looking at Garage Sales, when I found this Mini Drawer
 
 ''Moppe'' from IKEA. They are still available from time to time but only in the store.
 
Not available online.
 
I was so excited....Mr. Freshvintage... not so much!

Here's the BEFORE-
 
  
 
 
And you thought my last  card catalog cabinet was hideous !

REALLY...A SHARPIE on raw wood........
 
What were they thinking ???
 
And Shoes???
 
The only shoes that fit in these drawers are for a BARBIE  and evidently
 
......she has a lot of shoes...... but hey that's why I got it for a dollar.
 
I don't mind because remember we are going to flip the drawers around!
 
 
 
 
 
A light sanding is all the prep it needs.
 

 
 Those dovetail joints are going to look great when stained.
 
Remove dust and find a clean area to stain your box and drawers,
 
inside and out -
 
My FAVORITE stain!
 
BRIWAX- dark brown 
 
 
 One step to stain and seal !
 
 After the stain is dry you can add your hardware.
 
 
I found my hardware on Amazon.....there are thousands of choices.
 
The ones that I really liked were from Rockler Hardware-
 
Card Holder Pulls in Antique Brass 1.99 each
 
Here's the AFTER !
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On my desk
 
 
The little drawers are great and they keep the desk clear.
 
I am very pleased with how it turned out!
 
I hope I have inspired you today.
 
If you see one at these cabinets at the Thrift Store, Garage Sale or even at Ikea
 
pick one up and make a Card Catalog Hack of your own.
 
 

 
 
Thank you so much for visiting!
 
I appreciate every single one of you!
 
xo Lisa S
 
 
 

29 comments:

  1. That turned out really great. I thought-well, yeah, perfect for shoes...UNTIL I saw the size of it. lol Baby shoes, maybe?
    You did a fantastic job, Lisa! Have a great day- Diana

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    1. Diana,
      Thank you so much! I am so glad you liked my project!
      I appreciate your kind words.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Love it. And thanks for the Briwax tip. Both my daughter and I have staining we want to do.

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    1. Thanks and you are welcome for the tip. You will be pleased with the beautiful finish that Briwax gives.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. What a find! And what a make-over! Sure looks classy now. I hope I find one of these some day. My desk sure could use one!

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    1. Naomi,
      What a sweet comment, you made my day! Keep your eyes open you will probably find one. That's why I like to show the before pics- I think people pass them up because they are in such bad shape.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. All I can say is WOW! What a difference and yes I love that stain color too. It came out gorgeous. thank you for linking up with us at #OMHGWW

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    1. Thanks Alice, You are too kind!
      Thank you for hosting. I hope you have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Lisa, You're Amazing! My friend and I are heading to IKEA (Boston) in a week or two and I can't wait to try your idea. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing. ~Cheryl

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    1. Cheryl
      You are so sweet! There is nothing better than Ikea with a friend- Have fun! I hope you find one.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Lisa, this looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much, I really love how it turned out.
      Thank you for hosting another lovely party.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Huge improvement! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to have you join us again next week.

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    1. Sheri,
      I really appreciate your sweet comment and thank you for visiting! xo Lisa S

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  8. Lisa,
    You did such a fabulous job on this piece. Please stop by Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop since you are being features.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev,
      Thank you so much! You are my one women fan club!
      I appreciate you SO much!!!!! xo Lisa S

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  9. Your makeover looks fantastic! I love the dark stain and the handles you added. It looks like an really expensive piece now #handmademonday

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    1. Louisa
      Your sweet comment made my day! I 'm so glad you liked my project. Thank you for visiting I really appreciate it.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Wow! What a fantastic transformation! I love the dark stain, and I especially love how cheap it was. Great eye for seeing the potential in this piece. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration

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    1. Amy
      You are so sweet! I'm glad you liked this project. I was surprised how great it looked. It's a keeper. xo Lisa S

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  11. Goodness this is such a great makeover! Looks like a vintage find (a good vintage find! LOL!)

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    1. Lidia
      Thank you for the kind words! It's so nice to have you visit- xo Lisa S

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  12. I love this! I'm always on the lookout for the moppe, but I haven't seen it at my ikea in years. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Emily ,
      We still have them here in California.
      thank you foR a wonderful party! xo Lisa S

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  13. Great makeover, Lisa... love the stain color you used, too! Would love to have you come and share at Homestyle Gathering tomorrow, by way of My Wee Abode! Pinned!

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    1. Julie
      Thank you so much! It is so nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting. I appreciate the invitation to join your party.
      I will stop by ! I would be happy to add your party to my
      Blog Hop page. xo Lisa S

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    2. So glad you joined up! Look forward to seeing you each week, and thank you for adding us to your page!

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  14. I love the new look, you did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing at The Really crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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    1. Teresa
      Thank you so much. I love the new party. I will be adding it to my BLOG HOP page. xo Lisa S

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