IKEA Table Farmhouse Update

6 Materials
3 Hours

Are you a farmhouse fan? It sure is popular in our area here in Western Canada. One of my great customers needed an office/computer desk and reached out to me. She wanted it minimalistic with clean lines. I had the perfect idea to create one using a simple solid pine table from IKEA. I had done this for another customer who had me create 2 matching for her children.

Solid pine IKEA table

Prep your table by cleaning it well to be sure it is totally clean.


Then paint. I chose Jolie Paint paint in palace white for this project. Two coats were brushed on using my favorite 2" angled synthetic brush

One coat complete

Above is one coat applied and now drying

Add a contrast color

To add depth and contrast I dry brushed Jolie's lilac grey over the palace white.

Mist to blend

Then using a mister bottle I blended the colors well

Distress the edges

To keep the vintage vibe the edges were distressed as well. This also allows a bit more forgiveness if bumped in the future.


Using Jolie's clear wax and amazing wax brush the entire table was sealed.


And that is the finished look, all ready to become a working desk in its new home.

Minimalistic desk

The table now is the perfect office desk.

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  • Kathy Kathy on May 30, 2020

    Can you please explain the terms “dry brushed” and “misted?”

    Thanks, love your result!

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  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on May 29, 2022

    I absolutely LOVE what you did to this table ~ relatively simple, with a nice, crisp and clean vibe. [You provided good, easy to follow instructions.]

    Thank you VERY much for sharing!!

  • Creative Moments Creative Moments on May 31, 2022

    THANK YOU so much for the kind words and feedback, it is appreciated :)