If you have some rather bland looking storage, I’ve put together a real simple D.I.Y Ikea hack.
I’ve used the Ikea Mopp drawers as it’s easy to put your own stamp on them. Plus, they’re made from real wood so are of a better quality.
In order to complete the luxe makeover you’ll need:
- Rust-Olem Furniture Finishing Wax Dark
- Ikea MOPP set of drawers
- An old rag
- masking tape
- White paint
- two different coloured paints of your choice – I’ve used copper and a mint green colour
Here’s what the drawers looked like originally:
Not bad – but it’s crying out for a chic overhaul.
I’ve used some Rust Oleum varnish to stain the wood a darker colour. Although dark wood has lost favour in recent times due to the more minimal “white” trend. I actually quite like adding in pieces of darker wood here and there as part of my interior style. Here’s how you can achieve the look:
Step One: Apply the Rust-Oleum Varnish
I’ve used an old rag to apply the Rust-Oleum Finishing Furniture Wax Dark in small circular motions. This should ensure optimum coverage without any smearing or signs of application. Make sure you leave this to dry overnight.
Step Two: Masking Tape Stripes
You’ll need to apply masking tape to ensure the lines are straight. Then I painted a white undercoat to make the colours more vivid.
You’ll need to do this twice or just the once if you only want to apply one coloured stripe. Of course you don’t need to add the stripes to the bottom draws, you could do them across the top or middle. It’s up to you.
Step Three: Apply the Colours
Use a smaller brushh to apply your colours over the dried white emulsion. I chose mint green and copper colours as this combination are my favourite right now.
For the second copper colour I found that I had to do two coats so bear this in mind.
Step Four: Peel off the Masking Tape
Carefully peel off the masking tape and see if there are any areas you need to touch up or have bled under the tape edge. You can always go over bleeds using a smaller brush and the varnish.
And here’s the finished article.
In all, this took half an hour (obviously without the over night drying time) but this is such a simple way to give your storage a stylish new look.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.