Simple DIY For Iconic IKEA Noticeboard

Simple DIY For Iconic IKEA Noticeboard


A simple decorating project with kids, to add some colour to their room.  A beautiful checker pattern, with colour inspiration from Louis Vuitton.  No more tedious masking of individual paint sections separately.  Start with the Vertical Motif as a blank template, and mask your surface once, saving you time and hassle.   Easily achieve this pattern on other surfaces as well, such as wood, laminate, and canvas.



1. Paint Brush

2. 1″ Masking Tape

3. IKEA Noticeboard

4. 6″ Putty Knife

5. Brown Spray Paint

6. Vertical Motif (4 sheets)

7. Ruler

8. Pen

9. Knife



STEP ONE:  Apply a 1″ tape strip across the top, and partially peel back the liner backing.  Align and apply the sheet to the top edge of the panel, and press down evenly across.



STEP TWO:  Press down on the sheet of tape with a putty knife, and peel back the liner.  Repeat until the panel is completely covered, and the liner removed.



STEP THREE: For the remaining 2 sheets, cut off 13.5″ from the right.  Repeat Steps 2-3, to cover the remaining section of the noticeboard.



STEP FOUR: With the surface fully covered, use a knife and putty knife to cut and remove the excess tape along the inner bottom edge of the frame.  And remove the 1″ tape strip at the top.



NOTE:  Below is the pattern being created.  Highlighted in GRAY, are the tape sections to be removed.  The RED lines represent the cuts that need to be made in the tape.  


:  With a pen and ruler, draw a horizontal line spaced 4.5″ apart, starting from the top.  Refer to the template above.



STEP SIX:  With a knife and ruler, carefully cut the tape along the lines.  Remove alternating square sections to create the checker pattern.



STEP SEVEN:  If gaps are noticed between the tape sections, use 1″ painter’s tape to cover.  Press down with a putty knife on the remaining tape, ensuring a good seal to the surface.



STEP EIGHT:  Prepare your area for painting, and ensure well ventilated.  Follow the instructions on the spray can, and apply 2 thin coats of paint for even coverage.  Paint can also be applied with a brush and roller.


:  Remove the remaining tape once painted.



STEP TEN:  Mount your transformed IKEA Noticeboard.



The Vertical Motif stencil design is available on our website, where you will also find other design possibilities that can be achieved.  For more creative inspiration, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Quick and Easy Chevron Panel

Quick and Easy Chevron Panel

Do you live in a condo?  Do you want to add some colour and style to your space, but not sure where to start?  How about the ventilation panel found in most condos, and transforming that into a focal point for the room.  The Diagonal Motif makes this fun and easy to create, without the hassle of measuring and cutting. The result is a personalized chevron design with a custom colour palette, offering the look of wallpaper, without its challenges and cost.


1. Level
2. Pencil
3. Putty knife
4. 1″ painters’ tape
5. Foam roller with tray
6. Diagonal Motif – 14 sheets
7. Base and Accent paint colours

STEP ONE: Using the perforations, count 7 sheets and tear off a section.  (With the panel being 62“ tall, I needed 7 sheets which covers 63”).  Tear off another 7 sheets to horizontally cover the 22″ width panel.  A video is available to watch on How to use the Perforations.

STEP TWO: With your level and pencil, draw a horizontal reference line across the top edge of the panel.  Tear a 1” strip of masking tape and place across the top sheet, and partially fold back the liner.

STEP THREE:  Align the top sheet to the horizontal reference line, and press down onto the panel using your putty knife.  Continue applying the sheets, while peeling back the liner, until completely removed.  A video is available to watch on How to Apply and Align.

STEP FOUR:  For the second section, cut the width of the sheets in half to 9”, for easier handling.  Repeat Steps 2-3, applying it to the right side of the first section.   Blend the seam between sheets if there is a gap.

STEP FIVE: With the surface fully covered, remove the tape sections too reveal the chevron pattern.  Follow the Diagonal Motif template as shown.  Once complete, press down on the remaining tape with your putty knife to ensure a good seal to the panel.

STEP SIX: Given the uneven and orange peel of the surface, we first applied a thin coat of our base colour, Benjamin Moore Lancaster Whitewash to ensure sharp paint lines once the tape is removed.

STEP SEVEN:  With the base colour dried shortly after, apply your accent colours.  Here we created an Ombre Effect using Sherwin Williams blues, starting with Quench Blue at the top, followed by Surfin, Capri and lastly Adriatic Sea.

STEP EIGHT:  Remove the remaining tape when the paint is still wet.


The Diagonal Motif stencil design is available on our website, where you will also find other pattern possibilities that can be achieved.  For more creative inspiration and project ideas, visit us on Facebook and Instagram.