The Most Unique Ways to Hack Moppe Ikea Mini Drawers

Amazing and Clever Ikea Mini Drawers (Moppe) Hacks

Moppe is the name Ikea gives to those cute unfinished birch desktop draws.

I don’t know why they call them that. I put Moppe into google translate and it didn’t come up with anything of meaning so I just think it’s one of those random Swedish words Ikea give their stuff.

Whatever you call it the Ikea Moppe is a handy piece of furniture and great fun to hack.

Unfinished Ikea Moppe Hack

The Ikea mini drawers of the Moppe are so useful that I have a three of these around my house. One sits on my desk in the study. Another is in the hardware cupboard for storing screws and nails.

There is even one on the bookcase in the lounge for random little stuff I find lying around the house that even though I’m not sure what it is it looks too important to throw away.

So far I have only managed to hack two of these Moppes so I’m on the lookout for a creative hack for the third.

The Moppe Ikea Mini drawers come unfinished so they are ripe for hacking.  Here are some of the most innovative and creative mini drawers hacks.

See if you can decide which one is your favourite, becuase I can’t pick one!

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20 Unique and creative ways hack Ikea mini drawers.

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1. Ikea Moppe Map Hack with leather pulls – Pillarboxblue.

This is actually one of my own (Ikea Moppe) hacks and it does look very handsome in the study. Mind you put a map on anything and it looks great. The leather pulls on these mini drawers are a stylish finishing touch.

A fantastic IKEA Moppe hack with a vintage world map and leather draw handles. Full step by step DIY. Great gift for those with wanderlust.

2. Moppe DIY Card Catalog – AKA Design

The crackled paint finish on this Moppe Ikea mini drawers hack is amazing. I love the little labels too!

3. IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet – Interior Frugalista

The legs on this apothecary Ikea Moppe hack turn it into a much bigger piece of furniture. That combined with the white paint certainly give it a French shabby feel.

4. Ikea Moppe Hack – Cord and chrager organizer – Blueistyle.

Now I need one of these in my life, well my kitchen. What a brilliant use of mini drawers for a cool charging station organizer.

5. Fabric Covered Ikea Moppe Hack for Craft Room – Zwergenstoffe

I love the colourfulness of the fabric covered drawer fronts with there mini chests. The way they are hung on the walls in the craft room is really sweet too!.

unique ways to do an Ikea Moppe Hack


6. Wallpaper decoupaged Ikea Moppe Hack – handmadekultur

What a cool choice of wallpaper for this decoupaged Moppe mini drawers hack.

unique ikea moppe mini drawers hack

7. Vintage decoupaged Ikea mini drawers hack – liveinternet

If you think this vintage bird graphic decoupaged chest is gorgeous, you should check out the other mini drawers hacks on this Russian site. There are some really lovely ones.

Ikea Moppe Hack

8. Chalkboard Ikea Mini Drawers – kreativfieber

This is a very simple Ikea hack with chalkboard paint. Great for craft room organisation.

ikea moppe hack

9. Ikea Moppe and Bekvam Stool Combination – handundfuss

Now this is a unique hack mashing the Ikea Bekvam footstool with an Ikea Moppe for a minamilist piece of Scandi furniture.

Ikea Moppe hack

10. Ikea Mini Draws House – schweizergarten

How freaking adorable is this. These shop fronts remind me of the ones in the old town part of Bergen, Norway where my in laws are from.

ikea Moppe Hack


11. Retro style Mini drawers hack – Curbly

Lovely the retro styling with these Ikea mini drawers. The colours are perfect, and I didn’t know you could get hairpin legs that small. These hacked mini drawers would also work really well with an Ikea Moppe.

12. Channel Ikea Moppe hack – Funkynality

This maybe a bit bling for me, but it is a fabulously unique Ikea Moppe mini drawers hack. Definately the pimp for those after that high end designer look.

ikea moppe mini drawers hack

13 Geometeric double Ikea Moppe mini drawers hack – helloctober

This is a great geometric paint job on this double Moppe Ikea mini drawers chest.

Ikea moppe mini drawers hack

14. Vintage decopaged mini drawers – galadreams

How about a steampunk vibe? The different vintage pattern papers and labels really give these mini drawers set an interesting look.

wooden mini drawers hack

15.Chest of Drawers with Ikea Moppe – Solebich

This is on a German blog and all I can find is the picture. Even thought there is no tutorial, I had to show it as it’s a fantastic piece of modern furniture.


16. Stlyish Ikea Moppe wall chest of drawers – akicsihaz

Wow! This is an unusual and stylish Moppe hack for a hallway.

ikea  mini drawers hack Moppe

17. Antique Moppe Mini Drawers – Meinfeinstaub

Love the antique staining and gorgeous handles on this moppe for a museum like look.

ikea mini drawers moppe hack

18. Simple Geometric Ikea Moppe Hack – Arstect

Sometimes simple is all you need, like with this Moppe mini drawer hack.

19. Rainbow mini drawers chest – Style-files

Again all I have is a picture, but what a picture. These are absolutely gorgeous, all that lovely colour.

Ikea Industrial moppe hack

20. DIY Moppe Chest of Drawers – Roomilicious

This chest of drawers on casters is fabulous and love the black on white dots.

21. Luxurious Velvet IKEA Moppe hack – Pillarboxblue

These are drawers were the old style IKEA Moppe, but the principles are the same. Velvet gives the drawers a lovely glam Boho vibe. I love the little tag labels on each drawer.

IKEA velvet drawers hack

After looking at all these Moppe mini drawers, I still can’t decide what to do with my third Moppe. I think I will buy some more and construct a new piece of furniture with them.

Perhaps do a bit of an Ikea mash-up with some other Ikea furniture. Watch this space!

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18 Responses

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  2. I love these Ikea-hacks! As a swede I can give the translation of Moppe. Moppe is slang for the swedish word Moped, which is the same as the english word Moped. Who would have guessed? 😊

    • Thank you and thanks for the translation. 😆 My mother in law is Norwegian and I’ve noticed that a lot of Norwegian words are similar to Northern English, maybe something to do with the Vikings!

  3. I love seeing all these Ikea furniture hacks. If only we had an Ikea store where we lived. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

    • Thank you so much! I thought Ikea was everywhere but obviously not!

  4. What a superb collection of “moppe” drawers. You are correct, I can’t pick a favorite. I love the really antique looking one with the file drawer pulls multicolor but I also love the one with the vintage labels…then on the other spectrum I love the modern painted ones. Such a great inspiration for paining any furniture! Thank you for sharing at TADA! Thursdays.

    • Thank you! The possibilities seem endless it is hard to choose!. They are great fun to upcycle and play around with as they are so small it’s not as much effort as tackling a full sized chest of draws.

  5. I love all of them! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go.

  6. Thank you for sharing these great Ikea ideas with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party! Love them all!

  7. These makeovers are so imaginative and creative. It’s like the Ikea mini-drawers provide a blank canvas for talented artists to create their own flights of fancy. Thanks for posting this collection.

  8. Hi!

    I did that Chanel-version of Moppe. I think that particular one was my fourth remake of Moppe. (Moppe is slang for moped. Swedish as I am and as IKEA is… 😉
    I haven’t been blogging that much this last year but if you look at my DIY’s in my blog, you’ll see at least a few more Moppe/Fira/Mackis makeovers and see if that can inspire you with your makeover. Although, my Chanel is the most reblogged and retweeted of them all.
    Good Luck

    • Your Chanel version of the Moppe is very unique. I will check out your other Moppe hacks. Thank you!

  9. I love those ideas must admit have some of the Ikea sets in my workroom but only painted them plain green

    • Thank you. I bet they still look good, painting them is the simplest way to do them up. But I do love the fun some people have had with the Moppe, it’s amazing how creative they can be.

  10. Our daughter has some of these and I’ve still not actually done anything about making them pretty! I’ve always loved your map version but I’m loving that geometric one number 18 too.

    • Thank you Julie. There are some great ideas out there, I’m tempted by the geometric one too!

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