One of my favorite and first DIYs in our home was our IKEA dressers turned entry console table. It is still one of my most popular posts and a project I get asked about frequently. My style has changed quite a bit in the last year, from a rustic farmhouse style to a little more modern but didn’t want to have to replace all of our furniture. So, painting our existing entry console seemed like the perfect solution. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
PAINTED IKEA DRESSER
- for all the details on the original DIY, click here!
- paint color of choice, I used Valspar Peacock House
- sponge brush, or any paint brush but I always have sponge brushes on hand
- spray paint, I used this color
- Remove all hardware and empty drawers. Spray paint hardware and set aside to dry.
- Using a sponge brush paint drawers first, being sure to paint edges.
- Paint top and sides of the dresser and let dry.
- Apply a second coat and let dry.
- Use another sponge brush to apply satin polyurethane and let dry.
- Reattach hardware.
I got so lucky with this project and truth to be told, I actually just used the sample can of paint I got from Lowe’s to paint the WHOLE THING! If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I never do things correctly or the traditional way. 🙂 But I had the paint, and thought why not?
I actually had two different colors of greens that I could not decide on in the store, so I brought home the samples and Peacock House was clearly the winner. The sample can was a satin finish, so that was perfect for this project! Plus, I’m always brainstorming what to do with all my sample cans, so instead of spending another $20 on a quart of paint, I just used the sample!!
The paneled wall is also a recent project, and probably the best DIY I have done for our house. This painted dresser was such an easy project and something I have been wanting to do for a long time. These dressers provide so much needed storage for our small home, and they are perfect for storing all our keys, sunglasses, bills, magazines, etc.