UNG DRILL Frame Ikea Hack

UNG DRILL Frame Ikea Hack

You know when you complete a project and it’s so awesome and amazing that you can’t stop staring at it? This is that project! I’m so proud of my UNG DRILL Frame IKEA Hack and so excited to share it with you.

I used to live close to the IKEA in Edmonton, then I moved – but I was still close. I often would go and wonder the store and walk out with nothing. Now, I live roughly 14 hours away from both the one in Edmonton or Coquitlium and NOW I always have an “IKEA list” on the go. I just love that store, especially now when I don’t have access to one.

I was visiting IKEA in March and a found the UNG DRILL frame, I knew I had to have it. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, or where it was going to go – but I had to have it (especially when I found out it was only $19.99).

Ikea UNG DRILL frame

I brought it home, hung it up and was less then thrilled with the color. It was a weird off-white that didn’t compliment any one of my rooms. That’s when I knew I was going to paint it with the Tropical Cocktail chalk-based paint from Country Chic Paint.

I decided to take my paint one step further and attempt a antiqued look. I figured the ornate style of the frame would really help pull this off.

Country Chic Paint colors


The supplies I used for this project were:

  • Country Chic Paint’s Chocolate Tart
  • Country Chic Paint’s Tropical Cocktail
  • Country Chic Paint’s Natural Beeswax
  • Two cheap dollar store foam brushes
  • Lint free cloth

Ung Frame with CCP's Chocolate Tart

The first step was taking the color Chocolate Tart and painting it on the UNG DRILL frame. There was no science to placing the color, I just painted over it and where it ended up – it stayed. It didn’t always look the best, but I knew I was going to be painting over it so I didn’t stress.

Tropical Cocktail Country Chic Paint
I let it dry for four hours, and then I opened Tropical Cocktail – my new favorite paint color. It’s incredible.

Antiquing with Chocolate Tart and Tropical Cocktail

Like I said, incredible!

I let the first coat dry, 24 hours, and then I went over it (lightly) again, just to get some spots I missed. After I was satisfied with the look, I let it dry another day and waxed it.

Country Chic Paint UNG DRILL Ikea HackLook at that amazing detail – I am so proud of this project.

Chic & Glam Frame
Love this frame

UNG DRILL Before and After Ikea Hack

Ikea Hack Ung Drill

For more information on Country Chic Paint, or to see all the colors they offer visit the Country Chic Paint website.

PS – If you’re curious on how I created the print out found in the frame, check out How To Make a Designer Print Using Your Phone.


  1. Oh! Randa! I LOVE This!!! So beautiful! You’ve inspired me to do this. Ugh…You and Pinterest are going to be my biggest time suckers! In a good way, of course! :) xoxo
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  2. You are quite the artist! I love the colour you chose. You took an ordinary mirror and made is spectacular!
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  3. I love the transformation!!! What a fabulous mirror and the colour is fabulous. A job well done, Randa!
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  4. I always love seeing your projects Randa and this one is a beauty. You have transformed a boring piece, into a work of art! The antique finish and the colour are beautiful, what a gorgeous project!
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  5. I LOVE your DIY projects Randa!! I need you to live here and redesign my whole house!!!
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  6. I absolutely love this! Visiting from Five Heart Home and definitely pinning! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a fabulous week!
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  7. Such a gorgous frame! I picked one up a few years ago and same thing. the color just didn’t work (mine was in black). I painted mine too and now I want another after seeing your post! Would love if they made smaller versions of it.
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  8. jennifer haywood says:

    Just wondering… I would like to put a mirror in this ing drill frame from Ikea. Do you know where I could get the mirror?

    • No, I’m not too sure. That was my first thought as well but didn’t know where to get one cut at a cheaper cost. I did consider using the paint on mirror but I figured it would have more of a “fun house effect”.


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