DIY Anthropologie Inspired Ikat Console

We’re bringing you another winning tutorial from the Creating with the Stars contest had the pleasure of sponsoring. This winning project from the knock off category is awe-inspiring! We love the creativity Melissa from 5 Foot 12 Creations displayed in this project. See how Melissa designed this beautiful console and how you can create one for your home.
Brought to you by Melissa:
When I saw this gorgeous ikat hand painted console at Anthropologie, I knew it was the perfect piece of inspiration for CWTS Project Knock Off. (and at $1698–it’s a great piece to knock off.)
1. I bought a similar looking cabinet base from IKEA. In looking for the right piece of furniture to use for this project, the most important thing was to have flat doors with plenty of space for the ikat stencil design.
2. In order to achieve a wood-like look similar to the anthro console, I did some research on painting IKEA furniture. Leaving the cabinet in pieces, I spray-painted them with three coats of Zinsser BIN shellac-based primer. In between each coat of primer, I sanded verylightly. This stuff is amazing and allowed me to paint right over it with no problems. After letting the primer dry, I painted the cabinet pieces with two coats of paint which I had left over from other projects. I painted all pieces with BM Wheeling Neutral, with the exception of the cabinet doors, which I painted BM Linen White.
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