Woman transforms Ikea Hemnes chest of drawers using 1,000 lollipop sticks – and it only cost her £15

UPCYCLING Ikea furniture has firmly become a favourite on social media, with one woman completely transforming her standard chest of drawers using nothing but lollipop sticks.

For interior lovers and new home owners, Instagram is pretty much a treasure chest when it comes to clever ideas that can help to transform a room and at a budget.

While Ikea can provide the staple furniture every house needs, it's not always the most exciting, but why opt for designer goods when you can simply transform what you already have.

That's exactly what one woman on Instagram (@houseproject_36) known as Laura – who is documenting her renovation journey on a 'fixer upper' in Bedfordshire -has done and people are loving her latest Ikea hack.

She took her Ikea Hemes chest of drawers, that she had previously covered in coloured and patterned vinyl, and gave it a 'Lollipop Glow Up' using 1000 wooden lollipop sticks and black Ikea Billsbro handles.

Laura filmed the transformation process for her 44,900 followers and her video has been watched over 458,000 times.

The clip saw her stick each lollipop stick down by hand with No More Nails and cut to size where needed. She later added black handles to each drawer.

Joking that the process was 'painstaking' at times, Laura also shared a photo of the finished result to her grid and revealed how 'proud' she was of her new and improved drawers.

She said: "If I have one ‘insta regret’, it’s that when I made my lollipop reel, I didn’t add a clip of it with handles. It’s been shared a lot and always gets swamped with comments of ‘how does she even open it?'

"So here we are.. complete with £4 Ikea Billsbro handles sprayed black. The whole upcycle cost about £15 and although it was very painstaking, I’m proud of it! Love seeing your lollipop hacks, share yours on your stories today, tag me and I’ll re-share them!"

Her followers were loving the transformation, with one commenting: "Such a fab upcycle."

Another said: "That’s amazing how little it cost and it looks so good!! So creative."

A third person wrote: "So fab & the handles are the icing on the cake!"

One more agreed: "I love it looks incredible."

Others couldn't resist joking that the DIY fan must now be sick of the sight of lollipops, with one person teasing: "Looks AMAZING bet it took aaages though – you’ll never want to see another lollipop stick again!"

"Incredible transformation, it looks amazing you must have patience of a saint," another commented.

Fiddly and time-consuming? Maybe, but it so looks worth it.

For more cheap Ikea hacks, check out this DIY fanatic who used budget mirrors to instantly make their room look twice as big.

Others have been getting inventive and using Ikea's affordable Kallax units to create their dream furniture around the house.

Even mums have been busy upcycling, with these crafty parents revealing their stunning storage hacks.


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