IKEA FINTORP hanging system: Installation & decorating

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The IKEA FINTORP hanging system is a welcome addition to most any space. It’s a great way to have “useable” decor in many areas of the home.

I consider myself part of the “cool crew” now that I finally own this IKEA FINTORP system.

Joking! (But honestly not at the same time) 😉

IKEA FINTORP hanging system. Perfect for kitchens, craft and playrooms, bathrooms and more. How to install and decorate.

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A naked wall with no idea what to put there

Okay okay, it’s true, I have many naked walls that I’m still deciding on decor for. However, this little spot has caused me angst for a while now. I knew it deserved something extra special but had not been able to come up with what that “special” was yet.

I’d been seeing this IKEA FINTORP system all over Pinterest and Instagram and it finally hit me, that would work perfectly on the little splash of a wall between my kitchen and back door. Upon some research, I realized it was only available from IKEA. Sadly, Spokane doesn’t have an IKEA yet, so I had to place an order online. (Truly not a big deal, it took just under two weeks to arrive)

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What the ikea fintorp does not come with:

The IKEA fintorp system doesn’t come with the screws to actually attach it to the wall. I’d recommend using a Molly Bolt kit which is essentially a drywall hanging kit. This means you don’t have to secure it to studs in the wall. This allows you to hang it almost anywhere in your home.

Molly Bolt Kit

IKEA FINTORP hanging system. Perfect for kitchens, craft and playrooms, bathrooms and more. How to install and decorate.

Travis had both bars up in less than 30 minutes, I decorated it, and the whole project was complete in under an hours time. Such a simple easy way to add some character to your home.

IKEA FINTORP hanging system. Perfect for kitchens, craft and playrooms, bathrooms and more. How to install and decorate.

Get a few IKEA fintorp systems for your kitchen, add one to the playroom, and put crayons and markers in the buckets instead of plants. Hang one in the craft room and use it to hold ribbon and wrapping paper. Really, the uses are endless!

How to style:

For the kitchen, adding a bit of wood, greenery, and a dishtowel or two is great. You want a variety of shapes and lengths, as well as dimensions.

IKEA FINTORP hanging system. Perfect for kitchens, craft and playrooms, bathrooms and more. How to install and decorate.

Fake plants are another way to add some eye appeal. Want to go for real? You can do that too! Trader Joe’s sells super cheap herbs that would fit perfectly into the IKEA fintorp pot. I threw in a fake plant for now, but who knows in a few months’ time?

IKEA FINTORP hanging system. Perfect for kitchens, craft and playrooms, bathrooms and more. How to install and decorate.
IKEA FINTORP hanging system. Perfect for kitchens, craft and playrooms, bathrooms and more. How to install and decorate.

Overall this is a fun, inexpensive way to spruce up an area and add some fun eye appeal that can be changed out seasonally. I love switching out decor. I get bored easily, and this allows me to keep things interesting!

Have you purchased from IKEA? I keep saying I’m going to do a day trip to Seattle and visit the store one day! I’m sure there’d be plenty of treasures coming home with me if I did that!

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  1. Love this! I came across your site while looking for ideas to use Fintorp. I am looking for one more piece to use with mine and I’m wondering where you found your wire basket?

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