It is time I show you all the furniture that I tackled in there. A few weeks ago I had shown youthe laminate table makeover into a farmhouse look which will be used as a computer table. Today I am sharing how to beautifully transform an Ikea Malm dresser.
What I Used:
- Decoart Americana Chalky Type paint in Everlasting
- Decoart Americana Acrylic Paints in various colors – basically whatever I had left over because I wanted to make a brown
- Decoart Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer
- Decoart Americana Gel Stain
- Decoart Creme Wax in Clear
- A round brush
I started out with a standard Malm Ikea dresser. Basic black and oh so ugly! What were we thinking when we bought it? The only great thing about it is that you can fit lots and lots of clothes and of course it is cheap. But it was way too dark – in fact it couldn’t get any darker. I desperately needed to do something.
The How To:
What I wanted was to get a nice rich finish that would be hard as nails. Because it is a dresser and the top would be used a lot so it had to have a tough finish.
The drawers were all painted in Everlasting white. And they along with the other white parts of the dresser were all sealed with the creme wax in clear.
It is now in the bedroom. I have one more project to show you and I will be done with the apartment in Greece.
Do you have a Malm dresser? I have another one in New York and it is also black. Ugh!!
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