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Farmhouse Ikea Moppe Hack

By: The Country Chic Cottage
January 3, 2018

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Farmhouse Ikea Moppe Hack
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Pick up a Moppe from IKEA and turn it into something special with just a few supplies.  If you have a rustic, farmhouse style home, this project may just be for you.  It is perfect for adding stylish storage to any room in your home.  I will be using this one on top of my kitchen counters but I could see it in bathrooms, craft rooms, bedrooms, and so much more!

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8oz - Seaside Blue
  • Americana Gel Stains 2oz - Walnut
  • IKEA Moppe
  • 4 Bun Feet
  • 6 Cup Handles
  • Screws and nuts for handles
  • Paintbrushes
  • Rag
  • Wood Glue
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit


Gather your supplies.

Instruction #1 - ikea moppe hack
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Start by painting the outer shell of the Moppe with the Satin Enamels paint.  Be sure to paint the outside completely, the front edges, and a little bit into the inside so when the drawers are open your project looks finished.  Allow to dry completely before continuing.

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For the drawers, use walnut stain on the front, edges, and sides.  In this case, the “front” is actually the back.  I turned the drawers around to hide the hole in them that is normally used for opening.  Add stain to the wood with a paintbrush, allow to sit a few minutes, then wipe away excess with a rag.  Allow the drawers to dry completely before continuing.

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While you have the stain out, you will also want to stain the bun feet.  I removed the screws in the feet before staining.  Once dry, you can add the feet to the bottom of the IKEA Moppe with glue that is recommended for wood.  Set aside and allow your glue to dry completely.

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Add the handles to each drawer by measuring and marking for your holes.  Then drill each hole with a drill bit.  Use the screws and nuts to secure handles into place.  TIP:  If the screw heads are not the same color as your handles, use DecoArt Dazzling Metallics to paint the heads.

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Add the drawers to your Moppe and this one is ready to store just about anything in your home.  Remember to stain the sides of your drawers so it look just as good open as closed.

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For me, the bun feet really make this project something special.  I love how rustic yet pretty this project turned out to be.  I am thinking I need a second IKEA Moppe….or maybe even a third.

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Will you be making a trip to IKEA for supplies?  Be sure to add some storage to your home with this IKEA Moppe hack.

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Be sure to visit The Country Chic Cottage  for more projects and to learn more about Angie.


Hi! I love this! Trying to find this particular one on the Ikea site. But the one they show has different drawers (shows a u shaped hole on drawers). Do you know if they still carry the one that you have redone?


January 3, 2018

Hi Beverly – We've heard that the Moppe chest is in high demand! There are also a few different variations and sizes. Our team used this one: It looks like it's only available in store and the stores that are out of stock ARE expecting replenishments in February or March. We hope that helps!

DecoArt, Inc.

January 4, 2018

Just turn the drawers around Beverly to get this look!

Angie Holden

January 8, 2018

Ummm, this is adorable!! Thanks for the tutorial!!


January 10, 2018

I love a good Moppe hack, but this is the first time I've seen feet added. What a great idea!


January 12, 2018

So unique. I love it! Great idea.

Trisha LeBaron

January 12, 2018

Great project

Sheltie Times

January 17, 2018

Such a great makeover for this little organizer!


January 19, 2018

The addition of the feet and handles give this such a great look!


February 18, 2018

Uh-oh, sounds like this version of Moppe is hard to find. Haven't looked on IKEA site yet but sure would love to find version you used but think will have to happy with what they are selling now. Love feet on bottom. No IKEA where we live. Love how you snazzied your Moppe. Too bad I missed this post when you posted it, was sick then.


May 31, 2018

Hi JaneEllen - You can order the exact moppe used in this project from IKEA at this link: You can also add feet to it like Angie did if you like that look!


May 31, 2018

The Moppe cabinet arrived two days ago, and today, I went on a mission to buy all the necessary paints, gel, etc. I even found the bun feet at our local Lowes. I'm just waiting on one more item to arrive before I start my project. I will adding a Southwestern-theme border stenciling using DecorArt white Satin Enamel. Can't wait to get it completed! Thank you for this creative idea!

Toni in Texas

April 23, 2019

What size bun feet did you use? Also what was the source for your drawer pulls? I can’t seem to find similar ones online. Thanks! We

Mary Anne

June 10, 2021

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