Ikea Hemnes Tv Bench Makeover

6 Materials
2 Hours

Tired TV bench from IKEA

We've had it around 6 years now

It's a solid peice of furniture but has definitely seen better days

Read on to see how I brought it back to life.

For this project you'll need

Wood paint

Damp cloth

Paint brush

4" sponge roller

Screw driver

What the hemnes tv bench looks like online and how it was when we purchased it

From - Ikea

The Hemnes TV bench came with round draw knobs which I changed to these cup handles a few years back,

As you can see the bench is faded in colour and has scratches, chips, general wear and tear

To begin with I took the old handles off

I still had a few handles left over from my previous order, I thought as I'm giving the tv bench a new lease of life may as well go all the way and change the handles to fresh ones

There was some damage to the wood when I removed the handles, however, this didn't effect the outcome as the new handles covered all the damage. If you have this damage and cannot hide it, fill in the area with wood filler, once dried lightly sand and continue with the paint.

I used a damp cloth to clean the bench before painting washing away all spills and stains

I had left over Dulux Satinwood pure white paint, there was less then half a tin which I knew would be enough to do the face of the unit

Once the bench was dry I started with a paint brush to get a thicker coverage

I then proceeded with a 4" sponge roller which gives the paint a smooth seamless finish

Here you can see the contrast in colours

I took all the draws out and thoroughly cleaned in and around the unit beforehand

Using the sponge roller to give a smooth finish

I screwed the new handles on

And here we have the finished look.

It's like new again.

I use dc fix (sticky back plastic) to cover the top of the unit a while back which has lasted years.

I chose a wood effect from (create your would ltd)

You can go as crazy or as simple as you like, using bright bold paint colours and handles or keep it simplistic, I like calming neutral colours.

I didn't need to sand the unit down or do much prep work here. I simply cleaned the unit dried it and went ahead it's come up beautifully.

Happy diy-ing

Suggested materials:
  • 4" sponge roller   (B&q)
  • Satin wood paint   (Amazon)
  • Screw driver   (Home)
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