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IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

As much as we love makeup and skincare, DIY posts will always hold a special place in our heart. When we first started blogging we got the most excited about thinking of new DIY projects we could share with all of you. As Pinterest gained popularity it became increasingly harder to come up with new and creative projects. Because of this we often gravitate towards IKEA Hacks. To this day our Gold & Marble Bar Cart hack is still our most popular post, and for good reason! We love finding an inexpensive piece, that’s actually accessible, and turning it into something chicer and custom.

For this post, we decided to combine our love of DIY projects and makeup. You’ll often find us rummaging through Pinterest searching for new and inventive ways to store our makeup. Of course we have our ALEX Drawers but organizing our everyday projects takes more thought. Awhile ago we did a Makeup Organization Hacks video on YouTube. And while we still love these ideas, our collection has gotten so out of control that we knew we needed something more substantial. Insert: The IKEA MOPPE Mini Storage Chest. This small (but mighty) chest is only $17.00 and can fit SO MANY makeup products.

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

We decided to personalize this chest with some white paint and scrapbook paper. As you guys know we love a good neutral palette in both our wardrobe and home decor. So this gold foil speckled paper really spoke to us. It’s simple enough to blend into the room but without being boring.

Here’s what you need for this project: 

  • IKEA MOPPE Mini Storage Chest
  • Flat White Paint & Paintbrush. We used a small can of Behr Paint/Primer we got from Home Depot!
  • Scrapbook Paper of your choice. We used three pages total.
  • Mod Podge & sponge brush

First, paint your chest. We decided to paint the WHOLE THING. Of course, you really don’t need to do this. You can omit the back, bottom or even the interior. We just kind of went for it! You’ll need to do two coats to make it fully opaque.

Now for the drawers! Place each drawer upside down on the backside of the scrapbook paper and trace. Cut on the lines and use your Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the front of the drawer.

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

If you wish, use a sealant spray on your chest. The paint we used is water resistant so we didn’t really feel the need. But you always use some sort of clear coat!

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

Now it’s time to fill your chest with makeup! We found that the bottom drawer is perfect for eyeshadow palettes since it’s nice and long. The smaller drawers on top would be perfect for single shadows or lipsticks! And the middle two work so well for liquid lipsticks. We’re actually thinking of making another chest one just for skincare!

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

IKEA Hack: Makeup Storage Chest | Twinspiration

What do you think of this IKEA Hack?!

xx, Britta

  • Elisabeth Hayes
    09/18/2017 at 11:35 am

    This looks great!

    xo, Elisabeth

  • Novie
    09/21/2017 at 4:11 am

    With my ever growing number of make-up, this storage chest would be a perfect addition to my furniture. Thanks for sharing!

    – Novie

  • Sophie Cherenfant
    09/25/2017 at 7:49 am

    So creative. I could see myself recreate this

  • ChelsiKay
    09/27/2017 at 9:56 am

    I love this, I can’t ever figure out how to get my vanity fully decluttered. This is such a good idea!

  • Chloe
    10/05/2017 at 2:37 pm

    This is such a cute idea!! 🙂 I’m moving next week and looking for ways to decorate my new room. I think I am definitely going to try this one out!

    xo, Chloe //

  • Jess Robinson
    10/14/2017 at 12:27 pm

    They look amazing! I may have to do something similar! Such a great idea!x

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