Ikea Hack: DUKTIG upstyle

Now when I say, 'Mini Project,' I really do mean it- because I promise you- this little beauty literally took me under an hour!

I've seen loads of DUKTIG makeovers on the internet, many of them look really great, but some just spell 'headache.'

Not only was this task super speedy and easy- in true 'Chloe' style it cost under £20 to achieve, and best of all- NO MESS to clear up! Total bonus!

You will need:
  • Felt beads
  • Adhesive contact
  • OSB
  • Bakers twine
  • Wide eyed needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cork sanding block ( or a soft cloth)
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Panel pins


Phase 1: Prep

Okay, lets get the boring part out the way, shall we?After all- preparation is key!

  •  Using a screwdriver, remove all handles.
  • Give all surfaces a good clean and leave to dry- this will ensure a much smoother finish when you come to apply the contact.

Aaaaaand that's it as far as prep is concerned!

Phase 2: Can you 'handle' these colours?!

  • I try to use bakers twine on pretty much everything right now- I just cant get enough of it! But if you don't have any, you can use any strong twine.
  • Thread through a wide eyed needle and thread your felt beads in your colour selection- you'll need 5 4cm beads per handle.
  • Feed through the existing holes and tie in a secure knot such as a reef knot ( Thank you Sea Scouts- you've served me well!)
  • Repeat for all 3 handles.

Phase 3: Fix OSB backing

  • At this point I'd recommend you have your OSB cut to size- your local timberyard should do this for you at no charge! But if you're pretty nifty with a saw- Kudos to you!
  • If you've never picked up a hammer before then there's no time like the present- you got this!
  • Simply line up your OSB board on the back of the kitchen and use panel pins to hammer into place (make sure they are long enough to go through your OSB and provide a secure fixing.) You'll probably need someone to hold the board in position while you get the first few fixings in.

Instead of OSB- why not try Plywood? You could leave your background normal or paint before you fix it to add an extra pop of colour!

Phase 4: Apply adhesive contact

  • How many screen protectors have you applied? Loads, I bet. If you can do that then this next task will be a doddle!
  • Measure the areas you want to apply your decal to and mark out your design on the back of your adhesive contact.
  • Cut out your decals using sharp scissors.
  • Peel away a small section of your decal backing and put into position.
  • Using your cork block or a cloth, simultaneously and gently pull away the backing whilst smoothing out any air bubbles as you go- slowly and surely wins the race with this one!

And that, my friends, is it!
Time to get 'cooking' kids!

Anything else you want to know about this project? Head over to my CONTACT section where you can post a question and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!