Michaela Turiace
Michaela Turiace
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  • Auburn, CA

My Amazing Ikea Hack! A Piece of Art!


Soooooooo my husband brought me this lovely piece of furniture (sarcasm) and I was exhausted with so much already to do! I decided that this would be a great opportunity to use my creativity to try some new fun things!
the before ! it was ready for the dumpster
the before ! it was ready for the dumpster
so I First had to clean and clean and clean some more. Then I decided I was going to paint it multicolored, I started with black and I did it in lots of directions the painting with the brush strokes went all over the place, then I layered it with turquoise in a lot of different areas but not all over, then I layered it In a dark red, then I did some yellow in sporadic places and then on top I put the Annie Sloan Paris grey. All of it was chalk paint Americana décor and Annie Sloan.
this is a finished product.
this is a finished product.
I did paint the inside of the cabinet and drawer in a fun turquoise, then distressed it a little and covered it in a matte varnish.
ikea hack painted cabinet artwork, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
ikea hack painted cabinet artwork, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
On the top inside of the hutch, I did Annie Sloan Old Ochre and waxed with clear and dark waxes. I also added a few floral stencils for an added touch.
inside of upper cabinet
inside of upper cabinet
Then finally i decided to add a colorful paisley fabric in the area where the glass was. I took the glass out. I also added crystal antiqued knobs to the whole piece.
ikea hack painted cabinet artwork, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
ikea hack painted cabinet artwork, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
I am thrilled with the way it turned out and love it so much, I am tempted to keep it! See it in my Etsy shop : https://repurposedbyM.Etsy.com
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  • Annie
    on Sep 10, 2018

    Is this an IKEA dresser? What prep did you do and what varnish did you finish with thanks

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  • Denise Hardy
    on Aug 20, 2018

    This is stunning - love everything about it - how you worked your paint, the knobs you used and the beautiful fabric on the doors. I also love your little wooden box with the coloured mason jars and the flowers inside them - it all looks beautiful and lastly I would say 'keep it for yourself' - I certainly would :)

  • Michaela Turiace
    on Aug 20, 2018

    Thank you!!

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