Ikea Hacking and Making Your Malm Fabulous

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I love Ikea furniture for the price...and now I'm hooked on making them fabulous. Here is a tutorial on my recent Ikea Malm Hack. With Paint, Painters Tape and some basic ikea handles this boring Malm got a totally Glamorous update
Ikea Hack || Malm Bedside Table
Dresser also has a Greek Key design on the top.
Before and After...such a transformation
Clean and Prime: I used my typical method of Rubbing Alcohol and Zinsser Primer.
For the Tops of the Malm: Once the primer was dry I spray painted a coat of gold, waited until dry and then created my design. Made sure it was really sealed on there and then sprayed gold again!
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I removed the frog tape to find a only decently clean line. Again Slightly annoyed! So at this point I decided that i actually preferred the look of Liquid Gold Leaf and I just free hand painted over the original design
Cleaned with rubbing alcohol and pray paint primed. For the wood portion of the handle I cut the wood to be the exact length of the dresser fronts and then cut of the edges at a 21.5 degree angle.
Once the paint was dry I nailed, set and spackled the nail holes. Then just glued on the handles with power grip and super glue.

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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