Ikea Makeover For Craft Storage

Distressed Chest Makeover for Craft storage

Ikea chest makeover.  I had a plain wooden chest from Ikea that was driving me mad- I knew I had to customise it but how? Shabby Chic or distressed grunge?  I ended up with a bit of both.  I sanded it first then applied a white wash of acrylic and water.  Then I drilled holes in four of the drawers for the knobs. I pasted some paper on the drawer fronts, which I wasn’t really happy with.  I painted them with a mixture of blue acrylics, which I changed for each drawer and sanded the paper away.  I added the knobs and then brushed some black pigment ink over the whole thing.
I did the same thing to two magazine holders I had bought as well.  I think I’m happy with the result, although I change my mind so often they may get made over again:)


  1. m.bagattini says:

    Very nice! Bookmarked and definitely in my projects list 🙂
    I also want to do a makeover on my bedroom (hopen and malm series), I really love this style but I fear it wouldn't work with a flat, slick background (like the one I have in both hopen and malm). Do you have any suggestion about it?

  2. sarah jane says:

    Hi ya thank you for commenting:) I haven't used the hopen or malm series but from what I've seen people just give them a light sanding before painting to remove the sheen and to roughen them up a bit:)

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