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IKEA Dresser Hack: DIY Gold Greek Key Furniture Overlay

DIY Greek Key Overlay on IKEA Dresser | 11 Magnolia Lane
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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