UNG DRILL Frame Ikea Hack

I love this UNG DRILL Frame Ikea Hack! It uses Country Chic Paint chalk paint to totally transform and customize this budget frame into a work of art. Such an easy DIY project!
You know when you complete a project and it’s so awesome and amazing that you can’t stop staring at it? This is that project! I’m so proud of my UNG DRILL Frame IKEA Hack and so excited to share it with you.

I used to live close to the IKEA in Edmonton, then I moved – but I was still close. I often would go and wonder the store and walk out with nothing. Now, I live roughly 14 hours away from both the one in Edmonton or Coquitlam and NOW I always have an “IKEA list” on the go. I just love that store, especially now when I don’t have access to one.

I was visiting IKEA in March and a found the UNG DRILL frame, I knew I had to have it. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, or where it was going to go – but I had to have it (especially when I found out it was only $19.99).

I apologize for the lost images! I imported my old blog to The Bewitchin’ Kitchen and they were lost in the process.

Ikea UNG DRILL frame

I brought it home, hung it up and was less than thrilled with the color. It was a weird off-white that didn’t compliment any one of my rooms. That’s when I knew I was going to paint it with the Tropical Cocktail chalk-based paint from Country Chic Paint.

I decided to take my paint one step further and attempt a antiqued look. I figured the ornate style of the frame would really help pull this off.

The supplies I used for this project were:

  • Country Chic Paint’s Chocolate Tart
  • Country Chic Paint’s Tropical Cocktail
  • Country Chic Paint’s Natural Beeswax
  • Two cheap dollar store foam brushes
  • Lint free cloth

Ung Frame with CCP's Chocolate Tart

The first step was taking the color Chocolate Tart and painting it on the UNG DRILL frame. There was no science to placing the color, I just painted over it and where it ended up – it stayed. It didn’t always look the best, but I knew I was going to be painting over it so I didn’t stress.

Tropical Cocktail Country Chic Paint
I let it dry for four hours, and then I opened Tropical Cocktail – my new favorite paint color. It’s incredible.

Antiquing with Chocolate Tart and Tropical Cocktail

Like I said, incredible!

I let the first coat dry, 24 hours, and then I went over it (lightly) again, just to get some spots I missed. After I was satisfied with the look, I let it dry another day and waxed it.

Country Chic Paint UNG DRILL Ikea Hack
Look at that amazing detail – I am so proud of this project.

I love this UNG DRILL Frame Ikea Hack! It uses Country Chic Paint chalk paint to totally transform and customize this budget frame into a work of art. Such an easy DIY project!

UNG DRILL Before and After Ikea Hack

I love this UNG DRILL Frame Ikea Hack! It uses Country Chic Paint chalk paint to totally transform and customize this budget frame into a work of art. Such an easy DIY project!

For more information on Country Chic Paint, or to see all the colors they offer visit the Country Chic Paint website.

PS – If you’re curious on how I created the print out found in the frame, check out How To Make a Designer Print Using Your Phone.

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23 comments on “UNG DRILL Frame Ikea Hack”

  1. Oh! Randa! I LOVE This!!! So beautiful! You’ve inspired me to do this. Ugh…You and Pinterest are going to be my biggest time suckers! In a good way, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  2. You are quite the artist! I love the colour you chose. You took an ordinary mirror and made is spectacular!

  3. I love the transformation!!! What a fabulous mirror and the colour is fabulous. A job well done, Randa!

  4. I always love seeing your projects Randa and this one is a beauty. You have transformed a boring piece, into a work of art! The antique finish and the colour are beautiful, what a gorgeous project!

  5. I LOVE your DIY projects Randa!! I need you to live here and redesign my whole house!!!

  6. I absolutely love this! Visiting from Five Heart Home and definitely pinning! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a fabulous week!

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  8. Such a gorgous frame! I picked one up a few years ago and same thing. the color just didn’t work (mine was in black). I painted mine too and now I want another after seeing your post! Would love if they made smaller versions of it.

  9. Just wondering… I would like to put a mirror in this ing drill frame from Ikea. Do you know where I could get the mirror?

    • No, I’m not too sure. That was my first thought as well but didn’t know where to get one cut at a cheaper cost. I did consider using the paint on mirror but I figured it would have more of a “fun house effect”.

  10. Absolutely love this! What a fantastic way to totally transform a frame and make it perfect for your home and so creative!

  11. You did a stunning job! I love the bright teal colour! Great work!

  12. I am drooling over your makeup table … what a treat to have a little spot that is just for you (and all our girlie splurges!). The colour you chose is PERFECT. Awesome hack!

  13. This is beautiful Randa! So perfect for that nook! I love the saying too.

  14. I <3 Ikea, and I love that so many people are doing 'hacks' of their products too to make them more personal. Big fan of yours, and love all that you have done with the Chalk Paint, still nervous myself to try it out, but hoping to find the right piece soon. Awesome to know that it can be used on plastic like this frame! Would also make a beautiful mirror!

    • Thank you so much Crystal! It was so nice to wake up and find this comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m a huge fan of Country Chic Paint. It dries fast and you can’t screw it up – which is a bonus for when I just “wing” projects”.

  15. That’s awesome! I absolutely love that paint colour as well, I’m not trying to think of what I could paint in my house just to use that colour. Great job antiquing the mirror, looks great.

  16. That is such a beautiful looking mirror, I loved the paint job!

  17. The frame looks great, and in my absolute favourite colour. Clever hack!

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