So often we see old furniture finds repurposed …
but keep an open mind …
and you can easily give new furniture an old life!
diy Ikea hack Tarva Dressers
While attending the Design Bloggers Conference 2014 + 2015 I was introduced to Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Collection. The paint is carefully distributed through retailers who are knowledgeable and passionate about the product.
I purchased my paint and supplies from Jan owner of Pipi and Peanuts located in Quakertown PA.
I love to play around with furniture refinishing I find it fun and relaxing.
And more importantly finding the right size piece of furniture can have it’s challenges. Ikea has so many options for small spaces, so when that’s the case take advantage of the opportunity to add your signature style.
Ok lets get started on these diy Ikea hack Tarva Dressers!
The Plan + Process
Update the rooms post college.
Remove closet doors giving the bedroom more space
Tuck the Tarva dresser inside, the dimensions are perfect.
Refinish Dressers with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite
2 Tarva Dressers
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Graphite
Painting Supplies (brushes + wax)
Dresser No.1: Paint, Attach leather fronts, recycled from a headboard project, stainless draw pulls (Ikea)
Dresser No.2: Paint, gold drawer pulls (Ikea)
A little of the Process:
I decided to paint before assembling the Tarva Dressers.
Bonus ~ no priming required!
A quick and easy method of painting, it kind of goes on almost dry.
After painting, let the pieces sit over night. The next day I applied the wax.
*I din’t apply the wax to the drawer fronts that we were applying the faux leather to.
After the wax, let the pieces sit another day or two.
Finally, we installed the faux leather fronts and drawer pulls and then assembled the dressers.
That’s it …
The most time-consuming part was assembling the dressers!
It’s Friday in the summer!!
Have a great weekend!! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home