ikea hack of my bedroom tallboy, chalk paint, painted furniture

Ikea Hack of My Bedroom Tallboy

Many years ago I purchased an Ikea Tallboy for my bedroom. At the time this was all I could afford and I wasn't too fussed by laminate furniture. Times have moved on and so have my tastes. However, this tallboy seems to follow me everywhere. I tried to retire it to the garage a year or so ago, but Paul was very keen to hang onto it. There's only one thing I can do ... it's time for an Ikea Hack of my bedroom tallboy!

makeover of a tv unit with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture

Makeover of a TV Unit With Chalk Paint

It's been quite some time since I finished this makeover. I felt as if I needed to make peace with this little TV unit before I could share it. All I wanted was a quick and simple makeover of my entertainment unit with a chalk paint wash. Sound easy, right? Well ... this was one of those times when nothing seemed to go right ... but boy did I learn a lot!

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How to Paint a Wicker Chair With Chalk Paint

I recently found this really sweet wicker chair at our local thrift shop. It was a child's version of the larger wicker chairs often used to decorate outdoor areas. As soon as I saw this chair I knew Miss E would love it.

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Quick Tips For Choosing Paint Colour

A big focus of mine over the last few years has been painting our interior. We started with the trim and doors, and how I am focusing on freshening up the 1990s beige walls. I have been blown away at the difference a coat of paint can make.

bohemian inspired fabric wrapped bedhead, painted furniture, reupholster

Bohemian Inspired: Fabric Wrapped Bedhead

The last couple of weeks have been a little hectic. So this week I'm taking it easy and sharing a rather whimsical project I recently completed ... my bohemian inspired fabric wrapped bedhead.

bedroom chest of drawers makeover, painted furniture

Bedroom Chest-of-Drawers Makeover

The chest-of-drawers in our bedroom was the first piece of furniture that I purchased with the intention to paint. To date, all my furniture makeovers have been hand-me-downs or orphans in need of some tender loving care.

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How To Distress Furniture Using Sandpaper

Distressing is basically a technique to make a piece of furniture or object appear aged or “weathered”, adding character and charm to your home.

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Chopping Board Hack

I recently went through a phase of buying wooden chopping boards. I was inspired by photos of beautifully renovated kitchens with chopping boards hanging stylishly on the walls ... very chic and a little rustic.

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Makeover of My Outdoor Light

Here a little project I recently completed to try and pretty up my front veranda. The outdoor light was in rather a sad state, with the previous owner painting it to match the bricks.

makeover of a pine kitchen chair with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture

Makeover of a Pine Kitchen Chair With Chalk Paint

Inspired by my successful first experience using chalk paint. I decided I was ready to progress to a piece of furniture. My next project is the makeover of a pine kitchen chair using chalk paint.

Jane Mangion
Jane Mangion
About meI live with my husband and little girl in the beautiful Bayside area of Melbourne Australia. I love coffee, reading, DIY projects and cavoodles. I'm new to DIY and furniture makeovers, I make lots of mistakes but learning heaps and having a great time.