Painting IKEA Furniture

We all seem to have at least one piece of IKEA furniture floating around our homes.  While the furniture is great and affordable, it is exciting when you can take a piece of stock furniture and truly make it your own.

Several years ago I painted an IKEA dresser with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (read about it here) and this time I chose to paint an IKEA tv stand with Fusion Mineral Paint.  IKEA tv stand before being paintedWhile I love the height of this TV stand, it is very dark and kind of boring looking.  I have been wanting to spruce it up for a while and finally made some time to get to it last month.   IKEA tv stand finished with Fusion Mineral PaintI used two coats of a custom mix of Fusion Mineral paint in Champlain and Casement.  I wanted a white that was a little more of an off white and not so much a pure white so blended these two together.  The paint covered well and two coats worked to get a nice full coverage over the dark wood.  IKEA furniture painted with Fusion Mineral Paint being glazedAfter the paint was dry, it was still a little to “white” for what I wanted.  The fix?  I whipped out my handy-dandy jar of Fusion Antiquing Glaze, yet again, and went to town.  Ikea tv stand finished with Fusion Mineral Paint and antiquing glazeThe glaze added a soft warm tone to the piece and added depth and contrast.  Have I mentioned how much I love this stuff??IKEA tv stand painted and glazedTo finish the look off, I took the old hardware and gave them a quick coat of Silver Leaf Rub n’ Buff.  The Rub n’ Buff softened down the dark black hardware so they blended in with the piece.  IKEA furniture knobs before rub n buffFurniture knob finished with Silver Rub n BuffWith just a few coats of paint, I was able to continue to use a piece of furniture that I already owned and give it a completely different look.  IKEA tv stand painted with Fusion Mineral PaintThe TV stand now has a much softer look to it and makes the entire space feel lighter.
Man, I love paint! IKEA tv stand painted and glazed with Fusion mineral paint

15 Comments on " Painting IKEA Furniture "

  1. Lisa

    The new colored just brightened it up so much Lisa. I love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Lisa

      I couldn’t agree more Jann! I just love how light it looks and feels now 🙂

  2. Lisa

    Great color choice, Lisa; it looks terrific! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Vintage Charm

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Diana!

  3. Lisa

    Paint works wonders and the great thing is that you can just repaint it if you don’t like it.

    Your piece looks great.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

    1. Lisa

      Exactly 🙂 I love paint for just that reason!

  4. Lisa

    Lisa, This is a beautiful makeover. Love those knobs. Thanks so much for linking up to Friday’s Furniture Fix.

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Susie 🙂

  5. Lisa

    Lisa! This looks so much nicer brightened up. It was nice before but this looks so fresh now! Well done! I hope you enjoy a nice weekend!

    1. Lisa

      I agree Terry… I like it soo much more in the lighter colour! It just changes the whole feel of the room and I love that lighter, airier feeling 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend as well!!

  6. Lisa

    I love how your tv stand turned out. It looks nothing like an Ikea piece. Nice job! I was wondering if you needed any primer and prep or did you just paint straight on the black? Thanks!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I did no prep whatsoever 🙂 I didn’t even sand it first. I just used the Fusion Mineral Paint directly on the dark wood and two coats covered it completely. With this particular paint I didn’t feel the need to prep at all. If you were using a latex/acrylic type paint I would have sanded a little bit first. Hope that helps 🙂 Hugs, Lisa

  7. Lisa

    Looks great! You have totally transformed it and I really like the overall finished look. I have loads of large pieces of furniture that need repainting but it always seems such an enormous task and I never seem to have enough time.

    1. Lisa

      🙂 Lol I hear you Sam! It always seems like there are more pieces than time… I have been wanting to do this one for awhile just never had the time 🙂

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