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IKEA Dresser Hack: DIY Gold Greek Key Furniture Overlay

DIY Greek Key Overlay on IKEA Dresser | 11 Magnolia Lane

**UPDATE:  Be sure to vote for my project {here}–pretty please–since the winner of this challenge wins $500.  That’s right, 500 smackeroos, just in time for Christmas shopping!  You can vote once a day, and, if you vote, you’ll be entered to win another HomeRight FinishMax Pro.  Fun!**

As you guys know, I am a Home Right Brand Ambassador, so every month I get to write about a HomeRight product and offer you guys an awesome giveaway (and yes, there’s a giveaway at the bottom of this post, too!).

We mixed things up a bit this month, though.  HomeRight decided to run a contest and sent five of us these IKEA Tarva dressers and let us do whatever we wanted with them–as long as we used at least one HomeRight product to create our “after.”  You guys will have a chance to see the other four creations later in this post, and soon we’ll be asking you to vote for your favorite (hint, hint).

The Tarva is plain, unfinished pine, and here’s what it looked like before I got my hands on it:

My daughter needed a new dresser in her room, so I decided not to “hack” the piece too much and just make it the prettiest dresser I could.  I used this gold Greek key monogrammed pillow that I made a few weeks ago as my inspiration:

DIY Gold Greek Key Monogram Iron On for a Pillow | 11 Magnolia Lane

Then I drew up a very high-tech plan for how I was going to create all of those angles:

DIY Greek Key Overlay on IKEA Dresser | 11 Magnolia Lane
I gathered my supplies:  my HomeRight FinishMax Propaint sprayer (that’s what we’re giving away at the end of the post), my Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer(my favorite), semi-gloss white paint, and Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint(also my favorite).

I also picked up two pieces of screen trim (composite white screen molding, 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 8′ ($2.28 each)) at Home Depot:

I used my FinishMax pro to prime the dresser.  I used 2 coats to be sure that I covered over all of those knotholes, and then I sprayed 2 coats of semi-gloss over it.  The smooth finish that you get using a sprayer is absolutely amazing, and with a semi-gloss or a gloss, that makes a big difference in how your finished product looks.

Then I went to town with my miter saw and the screen trim, as I cut the pieces of the Greek key trim.  Since I only had to cut 45° and 90° angles, it wasn’t that bad; and you shouldn’t even have to move miter saw from one 45° angle to the other because you can cut molding right side up and upside down to get the correct line: [Read More...]

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Cancer and Chemo Care Package Ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane

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Rustic Pear Tart — Perfect Fall Dessert Recipe

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Pretty Preppy Party Favorites–Month Two!

  We hosted our second Pretty Preppy Party last Thursday and again, we are so excited by how many of you all stopped by to share your "pretty" and "preppy" projects! This is a nice chance for us to see what our readers have been up to, and we appreciate each and every one of you who links up … [Read More...]

Home Office Makeover, Blue, Black, White & Gold

One Room Challenge Week 4–Office Makeover Progress!

  We are in week FOUR already of the One Room Challenge, so there is just next week left, then all the final reveals! I have made quite a bit of progress this week in the space but don't have much I can actually show off today. My major accomplishment was in finally making it to IKEA --my husband … [Read More...]

DIY Ribbon-Embellished Towels | 11 Magnolia Lane

DIY Ribbon-Embellished Kids’ Towels and a Bath Time Gift

If you read my earlier post about a Back to School Teacher Survival Kit {here}, then you know that I'm a fan of Target's up & up line as an affordable substitute for similar name brand items.   Today I'm back with a fun way to use their colorful and yummy-smelling 3-in-1 Body Wash line as … [Read More...]

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

Last week, I posted on all of my indoor Fall decor {you can see that post here}, but I soon realized that I had so many pictures that I'd better save the outdoor decor for a separate post! I actually don't do too much for Fall; just add a few pumpkins (like the rest of the world) and make sure … [Read More...]

Aqua blue and grey baby sleeping sign | 11 Magnolia Lane

DIY Baby Sleeping Door Hanger Sign

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ORC–Week 3, Office Makeover Progress

  Hello! This is week 3 of the One Room Challenge at Calling it Home. I am a day late since yesterday was the Pretty Preppy Party {click to link up your best projects so we can see what you have been up to!}, so I am posting my weekly ORC update today. This is a slow week without much … [Read More...]

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