Several years ago I purchased an Ikea cabinet to house my computer. The pieces came in a box with illustrative assembly instructions (no text – just pics). I’m proud to say I put this cabinet together all by myself. Although the wood grain was pretty, I decided to paint and embellish it.
This is the Ikea computer cabinet after I was done with her.
This is the before, which I know some people might prefer.
I like it this way too, it’s just a little too contemporary for me.
I used Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and clear wax.
The doors were plain so I decided to add some wood appliques.
I applied a base coat of the Pure White.
Then added a wash of Louis Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint,
mixing equal parts paint and water. I rubbed off the excess and applied clear wax.
I glued the appliques on with spray glue and added a very small finishing nail to secure them.
Then simply touched up the finishing nail with paint so you don’t see it.
The hardware was swapped out for something more vintage-looking.
I plan to do a little work on the interior of the cabinet, as well.
The Ikea cabinet now wears the same colors as my little blanket chest, which you can read about here.
I’m going to do something with the face of that clock.
Ever since I painted the frame, the face seems too yellow for the room.
I like this piece better in blue and white.
It no longer houses my computer … instead, it holds my crafting supplies.
I like it better this way!