Beauty on a Small Budget | DIY Ikea Hack

It's been an exciting week around here. First things first- Huge Congrats to Christopher Victor! You won the $250 gift card to The Home Depot. Please email me your address so that I can send out your card. Everyone else... don't be sad if you didn't win yet because I'll share how you to can get your hands on a $250 Home Depot gift card below for your CIL Premium project.

As for my Beauty on a Small Budget challenge, here's an update.... There's been lot's going on in the surprise room for LL. I needed to find something for between the beds and I didn't want to spend much. Cue the ubiquitous Ikea hack. I was determined to make it a good one.   
Thanks so much to everyone who gave their input on which grey they liked in my last post. I ended up going with CIL Paints Surreal Blue because it was slightly lighter and worked better with the overdye area rug I found.  The hack was simple. I painted the individual dresser pieces with CIL Premium Paint Surreal Blue in a satin finish with a foam roller. Applying multiple thin coats with a light sanding between seems to work best for furniture because you want to give the impression of a lacquer finish. The other thing to keep in mind is that you need to do something with the legs and hardware. These three steps together take this dresser from simple pine to custom.  
Supplies Needed:

Ikea Tarva Dresser
CIL Premium Paint
Hardware and Screws
Foam Roller and Tray
Necessary tools to cut legs and assemble dresser after painting (Saw, Screwdriver, Hammer)
I'm thrilled with how it turned out. To take things a step farther I painted the drawer insides as well and lined them with some faux bois wrapping paper I had. I will be painting the trim in this room over the next two days and then pulling together the rest of the details. So exciting! Stay tuned for a full room reveal very soon.

I'm also going to be announcing a final giveaway on Instagram Wednesday, Oct 28- a $250 gift card to The Home Depot to get you started on your CIL Premium project. For those of you who've already started, I can't wait to see your finished projects. I've been so impressed with the images that have started showing up on social media. Don't forget to tag #CILPremiumBeauty in your images when you post and please include your CIL Premium paint can!

Post sponsored by CIL paints. All styling, opinions and project ideas are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe thats a ikea dresser. Looks like something from a high end show room. It looks easy enough I might try my chances with some CIL. thanks xx Angie


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