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DIY // Ikea hack ice cream cart (and sprinkle bar!)


DIY ikea hack ice cream cart and sprinkle bar | sugarandcloth.com DIY ikea hack ice cream cart and sprinkle bar | sugarandcloth.com

Well my friends, I present to you today the Holy Grail of DIY’s. It combines two of my favorite things: ice cream and Ikea hacks. There are also sprinkles involved, but I don’t want to make anyone unexpectedly burst with excitement, so we’ll move on.

This DIY Ikea hack ice cream cart is about as simple as it gets (keeping in mind it does involve a teeny bit of Ikea style assembling) and just about every kid in the neighborhood will want one, myself included.

I also teamed up with the ladies over at Poppies for Grace who supplied a lot of the paper and balloon goodies for the project, and I’m in love with how it all turned out! I wanted to keep up with the ice cream theme since it’s National Ice Cream month, but since the studio doesn’t actually contain a freezer (just yet), I stuck with the kind of ice cream that doesn’t melt…

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DIY // Ikea hack bar cart


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Things are starting to come along here and there with the new studio, especially since my Dad has been here for the last week! Between him teaching me how to install dimmer switches, how to fix an ice maker, and what kills a cesspool of mosquitos, we also managed to make a DIY Ikea hack bar cart. Not bad right?

I’m super excited to share the studio reveal coming up soon, but until then, this should give you a good idea of the aesthetic: modern, light with a few pops of color and mid-century twists. Here’s how–

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DIY // Ikea Hack Stikwood Headboard


DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

You know I’m always down for a good Ikea hack, especially when it involves adhesive wood and no dry wall screws. Granted, you may have to saw a few things but if you have a handy spouse, parent, friend, or a remotely friendly neighbor with some tools, you’ll be fine!

Now let me introduce you to the glory that is Stikwood. It’s reclaimed wood that’s already finished and with adhesive backing on it, which is perfect for those of us that aren’t exactly woodworkers (like myself), but still want the reclaimed wood look. My mind is pretty much swimming with things to stick this genius invention on, but for now I’ll just share my DIY Ikea hack headboard to not get too crazed on you right away.


  • One case of Stikwood (mine is the Reclaimed Barrel Oak, I only used just over 10 sq. ft) *c/o
  • Ikea Malm bedframe (from the Ikea As-is section for $90)
  • Rotary saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Clear, matte polyurethane (you can by it for indoor use if constructing inside)
  • Fine sand paper (optional)
  • Black sharpie (optional for style)

DIY Ikea hack Stikwood headboard

Depending on the width and length of the Stikwood you choose, you’ll measure the individual pieces to be the same width as the Malm headboard (66 1/8 “) for each row and mark with a pen on the back of the piece of wood. In this instance, I left two pieces of Stikwood the original length for every row, and cut one smaller piece (4 1/4 “) and alternated the placement of the small piece so vary every row would be different, then peeled the backing off and pressed them firmly on the face of the headboard.

Because the Stikwood is made from real reclaimed wood, not all of the pieces fit quite the same. The best way to make sure everything lines up correctly is to test each row before peeling the adhesive backing off of the wood and placing it. You can always lightly sand rough parts of the wood to make sure pillows won’t snag the surface if need be.

DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

The sharpie comes in handy if you’d like to have a more dimensional look by not making every single piece fit flush against each other. You can use the sharpie to color in a little line (as seen in the large tutorial photo) and then leave a small gap in between the two pieces.  

Once the entire headboard is covered , spray the polyurethane over the entire surface and let dry. This will keep the color of the wood from rubbing off onto pillows, and then you’re all set!

DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

I absolutely love the finished product. I thought I might miss my all white bed frame, but it really makes it much more cozy. Now I just have to resist the urge to put it on everything!

What out of the box place would you use Stikwood for a DIY?

DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

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DIY // Metallic Pendant Sconce


DIY metallic wall sconce DIY metallic wall sconce

After all of the Christmas decorations came down last week and the rearranging for normal life set back in, I decided I had a corner of my living room that was in need of a little brightening up. I know I’ve said this before, but not every DIY has to be super complicated or from “scratch” if you will. This DIY metallic pendant sconce that I made was as simple as combining a few store bought pieces to make them into something new.


  • Metallic pendant light (mine is from West Elm)
  • Ikea Ekby bracket
  • Spray paint
  • Drill and 2 screws
  • Vintage inspired bulb

DIY metallic wall sconce

First, spray paint the bracket a color of your choice, I used a gloss white. Then using dry wall screws and a drill, mount the the bracket to the wall.

DIY metallic wall sconce

DIY metallic wall sconce

Next, wrap the metallic pendant cord through the inset triangle and then up and around the top bar, leaving just enough left for the bulb to hang down after it’s wrapped several times. You can play around with this as little or as much as you’d like, it’s totally up to you!

DIY metallic wall sconce

Once you have positioned how you’d like, insert the bulb and flip the switch.
It’s a super simple light that packs a big punch and has just enough sparkle, don’t you think?

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