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Girls personalized Ikea Desk


Can you believe it’s back to school time? Wow.

My girls still have like a week and a bit to go, until we’ll be back to the routine of getting up early, homework, studying and all that. I’m a little sad, because it means the summer is almost over. Well, the time OFF that is. Because the heat will go on for a while longer. The summer they’ve been waiting for all year, basically, has come to an end and they will have to go to school all day and I know it will be hard for them. I know as well, that they “need” to go back, because it does get boring for them after such a long time off. Oh Changes! I love them but I do get a little melancholic about them too. Weird. 

So, to make the whole back to school – end of summer – thing a bit nicer, a bit more fun, a bit happier and exciting, I’ve gotten my little, big, girl, who will be going into grade 1, a desk for her room. From Ikea. I know, I just can’t help it. As much as I love to upcycle old or used stuff, I love Ikea and what you can get for your money and do with it. Plus, it’s just so hot out still, that I am not in a big-paint-project- mood right now.  So this is what I came up with. A super fast, easy and yet cute project to personalize my daughters Ikea desk. 

I bought the Ikea Micke Desk in white. Amelie thought it was “boring” lol. 



So basically, all I did was decorate it with stickers from the Dollarstore and also Ikea, and Washi Tape. Yes. I know. Too easy probably. But I love how it turned out.


And most important: Amelie is so proud of it and loves it too! She sits at her desk and organizes the drawer with stuff she “needs” and I think, I made the back to school dread a little bit nicer and fun to look forward to for her.  And that’s all I wanted to do!!! Mission accomplished!!! 


Desk 4


Desk 3


Desk 2



I’m sharing this at:

Dream.Create.Inspire. Link Party – Refresh Living

WAYWOW Linkup – View from in here

The happy housie – Work it Wednesday

Your Turn To Shine Link Party – Bless’er House

The Shabby Nest : Frugal Friday Link Party

Tatertots and Jello – Link Party Palooza

DIY Sunday Showcase – View from the fridge

That DIY Party time! DIY Show Off

Karen’s up on the hill – Something to talk about Link Party

Made by Monday – Skip to my Lou

Sand and Sisal – Inspire me Monday

Lou Lou Girl’s Fabulous Party

Cozy Little House – Tweak It Tuesday

Dolen Diaries“Inspire The Cottage Market Live Randomly Simple


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  • Karen
    10/09/2015 at 20:57

    So cute! Imlove the letters, I don’t think its too easy at all!
    She must be adorable sitting at it and organizing 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this at Something to Talk About!,

    • KreativK
      10/09/2015 at 21:27

      Yeah, she’s so proud of it now…thanks for stopping by!

  • angie
    06/09/2015 at 23:27

    love it the colors are so pretty that they simply make you smile. Who does not love their own table or desk with their name on it. This also helps with name recognition. YEAH!!! I think you scored here
    come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    • KreativK
      07/09/2015 at 09:07

      Thanks Angie! I’m happy you like it!

  • Jessica
    03/09/2015 at 18:09

    This looks awesome! I have two girls (and a third on the way) so, I see lots of personalized things in our future.

    • KreativK
      03/09/2015 at 21:27

      Thank you Jessica! And Congratulations to you! I’d love to have a third girl! Good luck 🙂

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    03/09/2015 at 02:59

    What an adorable desk! I bet she is proud of it, it is great for a little girl!!! And you are the best mom ever!! I bet she will have an easier time setting down to learn, you’ve made her feel important and worth it. I love it.

    • KreativK
      03/09/2015 at 08:52

      Awww you’re so sweet, thanks so much Nikki! She is loving it 😉

  • Mary-In the boondocks
    02/09/2015 at 16:51

    Katrin, This is very cute and not boring at all. I’m sure your daughter will be happy using it. It is so important to make their room feel like it’s really their own.

    • KreativK
      02/09/2015 at 20:15

      I know, hey? Thanks so much Mary. She loves it, now, that it has her name on it 😉

  • Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    02/09/2015 at 13:04

    Wow, what a wonderful idea! The desk turned out amazing with the stickers. It will be a lovely place for Amelie to do her homework x

    • KreativK
      02/09/2015 at 13:10

      Awww thank you so much Becky. She loves it too… I’m so happy!