Wednesday, September 13, 2017

IKEA Dining Set Makeover

Garage saling is my favorite and most productive method of snagging furniture to repurpose. There’s no better feeling in the bargain hunting world than spotting a piece as you walk up to a garage sale that you know has lots of potential and then seeing an awesome price on it!

Hubby enjoys this as well and he’s a fun partner to go with to spend a day searching for bargains. A month or so ago we spent a few days down in Columbus doing just that. Unfortunately the truck wasn’t available at the time so we resorted to our SUV. Let me just say it was filled to the brim. If it wasn’t for hubby’s strategic stacking I would never have gotten this amount home. 

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As you can see in the above right picture you see a glimpse of today’s feature, all squeezed in!

Here are a few before pictures..

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Judging by how they look, I would say someone painted the IKEA set black and later used the pieces as a surface to lay something down that was being painted white. A fairly messy set, but that’s what made it cheap! :)

After a bit of sanding, cleaning, and painting, the set didn’t look like the same furniture! I used my usual technique of air spraying with my trusty sprayer. I always water the paint down to run more smoothly through the sprayer. The paint is also my usual, Do It Best, from Ormes hardware. I got a satin base and my favorite color, Spectral.

After the paint was dry, I distressed the edges, bringing some of that black out. I also added numbers to the backs for added character.

Now, for the end result..






This set will be available at the up coming Farmhouse Fair on Oct. 6th. Mark your calendars, you all..It will be fun! :)

Here is a quick preview of some of the projects I will be working on in the next few weeks..


Hope to see you all there! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day!


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