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Ikea Hack Vintage Paper Cutter

Ikea Hack Vintage Paper Cutter

Ikea Hack Mala of a Vintage Paper Cutter

I know I’m not the only one inspired by Pinterest!

Today I’m joining a group of bloggers, to Rock Our Knockoff Tour – inspired by Pinterest!

After looking how and low and not wanting the pay the high price of a vintage paper cutter, I decided to create my own.

Yes, I got it from the kids section at Ikea. It’s the Mala Tabletop paper holder.

Ikea Hack $6.99 Mala in to Vintage Paper Cutter
Ikea $6.99 Mala in to Vintage Paper Cutter

Ikea Hack Mala with Modern Masters Paint

Ikea Hack to create a vintage paper cutterI used Modern Masters Metal Effects – Bronze with Blue Patina

  • Paint the piece with primer first, let it dry according to directions.
  • Paint the bronze paint over the primer, let that dry.
  • Use a spray bottle to spray on the blue patina aging solution.

Great for making wood look like metal.

Vintage Paper cutter Mala Ikea hack
Vintage Paper cutterCan you see the resemblance? 

Ikea Mala hack Vintage Paper CutterI used the Metal Effects on the center only and painted the rest with spray paint.

Ikea hack paper cutterWhat do you think about my Pinterest ispired Ikea Mala hack?

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  1. I think it is awesome Deb! I have a real vintage one that I scored for 20.00! Yeah it came home with me real fast.

  2. I absolutely LOVE this. I am headed to IKEA this weekend!

  3. Love this! Just shared! 🙂 ~julie @ little farmstead.com

  4. Debbie,
    Thanks so much for sharing at my party…your paper cutter will be featured at my party on Monday.


  5. What a great idea! I’ve always looked at the paper holder as a “kids” thing, but you’ve made it look so stylish, I’m inspired to make one myself 🙂

  6. Oh my Debbie, this is just too CUTE!! I would love to have you share it at my Show and Share Party on Monday.


  7. Debbie, I think this is an awesome project! I’ve always wanted an old paper cutter, but never thought about making my own. Great job! Jeanette

  8. Debbie this is so cool and definitely looks like it’s an expensive piece! What a great idea and I love how the paint treatment gave it so much character.

  9. I absolutely love your use of MM Metal Effects on this, you used my favorite color combination. I had no idea Ikea sold these, it would be so nice to have but I agree that I needed a little pizzaz thrown into the mix, and your touches made it absolutely perfect! It’s been great touring with you 🙂

  10. I love this, Debbie!! It really does look like metal. I was just at IKEA yesterday on our way home from out of town and I wish I would have seen this first! Our nearest location is 3 hours away. Great job! XO

  11. LOVE IT! What a great hack. And the price is so right. Looks great Debbie!!

  12. Super choice of project! Love the vintage look that the Metal Effects brought out. One of these would look aweome in my studio! Pinning and sharing:)

  13. Love it! What a great way to hack that IKEA paper holder!

  14. This is really cute. And I totally thought it was metal at first glance. Great job!

  15. I absolutely love this, I have wanted something like this for a while now, you did an incredible job!

  16. I love this! My friend has a vintage paper holder that her grandparents used when they packaged meat from butchering hogs. She has it in her classroom now and every time I go into her room I wish it were mine. An Ikea is 3.5 hours from me so I’ll have to put this on my “to-buy” list for the the next time I’m there because I’d love to have one of these.

  17. I love how this turned out. It’s lovely and I have this same one I am going to paint. Thanks, Debbie

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