get the rest of the DIY details and sources after the jump…
Orbital Sander (or sandpaper and A LOT of elbow grease)
Paint (we used Farrow & Ball, Theresa’s Green in Gloss)
Nail Hole Filler (we used this one)
We used this HVLP sprayer and an air compressor to spray on the paint for a super smooth finish
Rupe was a bit nervous about using the paint sprayer for the first time but, with me being pregnant, I didn’t want to get involved and handed off my usual painting duties to him and he aced it! I have to say the sprayers are way easier to use than they look, and the finish turns out SO MUCH BETTER, I have become an addict. Finally, we let everything dry outside and then put on the new hardware and filled it with cute onsies and all things baby.We also plan on attaching a changing pad to the top of the dresser to make this our changing station. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and that soft minty color against my cloud wallpaper feels like just the right amount of whimsy.
What do you think? Please share if you guys have done any ikea hacks. I can never get enough!Dresser from Ikea // Paint color Theresa’s Green by Farrow & Ball // Brass Drawer Pulls by Lewis Dolin (14″ Center) // Cloud Wallpaper (I had custom made with my own pattern) // Mirrors from Wayfair // Rock Lamp from Land of Nod // Plush Raccoon and Fox by Walnut Animal Society // Rug by Frances Loom // Wooden Blocks (made by my dad)
Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel