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3 ways to personalise IVAR

14 May 2018

We got creative with one of our most loved pieces of storage furniture by customising it to suit three different people and their passions. Which is your favourite?

IKEA IVAR 3-drawer chest in natural pine
Grow your seeds in a nursery and sprout box with lid! One to three seeds per starter plug is usually just right. Try IKEA VÄXER seeds which are produced in fields in natural conditions, with free pollination and traditional farming methods.

The home gardener

Follow your plants’ growth by creating a home garden. Try growing in water instead of soil for an easy and less messy solution. Keep spare pots and gardening essentials on the lower shelves and let mature plants form a dazzling display on the upper ones. 

The sewing enthusiast

Add interest by attaching a contrasting texture. Here we covered the sides and drawers of IVAR with fabric. We started by drilling holes for the handles before covering the front of the drawers with wadding and fabric which we attached to the inside with a staple gun.

The amateur bartender

Update IVAR with a luxurious old school feel. Attach mirrors to the inside – the light reflecting on your glassware will help create a welcoming atmosphere. Paint the doors with your favourite colour or motifs. We went for glazed white doors and gold deco.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior designer: Lina Aldén
Photographer: Malte Danielsson
Writer: Anna Blom