• Helen Walsh

Monochrome DIY décor

Monochrome DIY décor, quick and easy Ikea spice rack hack!

This is a quick and simple DIY décor project that anyone can do for under £10. Its cute and stylish and will add character to your home, in my case Dylan's Monochrome bedroom. So here's how I did it...

What you will need

  • 1 Pine spice rack Beckvam ikea - £3

  • 3 x small terracotta pots with succulents or cactus in (Aldi in store only)

  • White paint

  • Black paint

  • Paint brushes

  • masking tape (optional)

Step by step

Paint your spice rack black, I just used a black tester pot of emulsion I had in the house from homebase, they cost £1

While the rack is drying use the masking tape to section off the area of the pots you want to paint white then begin painting. I used rustoleum chalk paint.

Once you have painted all 3 pots your spice rack should be pretty much dry and ready for its second coat!

Your spice rack is now finished so you can give your pots a second coat. Mine actually needed 3 but chalk paint dries so quickly it really doesn't take long at all.

Grab a cuppa and search pinterest for some lovely design ideas while you are waiting for the paint to dry, or you can hang the spice rack where you want it to go.

Here are some of the ideas I found from pinterest that inspired me.

Source- Pinterest

Now your pots are fully dry its time to remove the masking tape and get creative. You will need a small paint brush, black paint and a steady hand, then just...go for it! If you are nervous about making a mess you can always use a sharpie permanent marker instead for more control or a posca paint pen.

I wanted 3 different designs but you can keep to the same pattern for a more uniform look. Pop your plants back in and voila! These would also look lovely with some pencils in on a child's desk or your office, or would be lovely in the kitchen or bathroom as well.

Thanks for reading, let me know if you have a go, I would love to see your results!

Helen xx

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