Upcycled Step Stool (IKEA hack)

A few years ago, for some stupid reason, when I bought the IKEA Bekvam step-stool I thought it'd be a good idea to get it in "black-brown". It looks way too dark. If, to that, you add 3-4 years of heavy use (I'm 5 ft 2 so I need it to reach pretty much every shelf and cupboard in the kitchen), it was looking a bit worse for wear. I was going to paint it but didn't want to lose the noce wood grain, so I came up with this.

You'll need:
- IKEA Bekvam step stool (old or new)
- mouse sander
- some paint (I used DIY chalkboard paint)
- wood varnish (I used extra tough floor wood varnish)

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Hidden litter box – IKEA Hack

Cat litter tray hidden in cupboard

A while ago I saw some cool Ikea hacks to hide cat litter trays in various pieces of furniture. My kitchen is quite small and I had a litter box behind the door, so I thought if I could find a cupboard that was small enough to fit in that space, it’d be useful to have some extra storage space Continue reading