I love IKEA and I love a good IKEA hack even more!I have recently moved homes, and have started decorating my sons room (of course his room has to be done first!) I opted for a rustic, industrial theme. His room is quite small, so clothes storage was a bit of a challenge.
I decided to go for an open clothes closet idea to open out his room space. I had an IKEA Expedit cube that I was going to get rid of, but quickly changed my mind when I came up with an idea! I was going to hack the IKEA cube!
- Sanding machine,
- Foam roller x 3,
- Dome shaped scew heads,
- Primer grey spay paint,
- Dulux orange gloss paint,
- ALDI brand grey chalk paint,
- 3 x timber floor boards,
- Dark Oak Interior varnish,
- Paint brush,
- Authentico clear wax,
- Dry cloth,
- Rubb and Buff Silver leaf wax
Sand IKEA cube down using sanding machine. You just need to roughen up the surface to give the paint something to grip onto
Make little holes using a nail for where you would like the screw heads to be.
Then hammer in screw heads to give the appearance of faux rivets.
Spray paint grey primer/undercoat or you can paint it on (I was a bit lazy here!).
Make sure you spray over the rivets to get rid of their shiny chrome look
Now paint on your coats of the chalk paint with 1 hour drying time.
My chalk paint was quite thin so I had to do several coats.
This is how it looked after several coats.
Next paint the inside of the cube orange using the Dulux gloss. This needs about 12 hours drying time in between coats.
Saw wooden floorboards to correct size and hammer in place with nails – the thickness and length of the wooden planks depends on your choice here.
Stain wood with dark oak varnish or any color of your choice.
Once the paint has dried, use a rub and buff metallic wax over the front and sides of the cube to give the metallic look.
Once dried, seal the whole unit with clear wax and leave to cure to dry overnight!
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