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Ikea Makeover For Craft Storage

By Sarahjanemakes @xorchy
Distressed Chest Makeover for Craft storage
Ikea Makeover For Craft Storage
Ikea chest makeover.  I had a plain wooden chest from Ikea that was driving me mad- I knew I had to customise it but how? Shabby Chic or distressed grunge?  I ended up with a bit of both.  I sanded it first then applied a white wash of acrylic and water.  Then I drilled holes in four of the drawers for the knobs. I pasted some paper on the drawer fronts, which I wasn't really happy with.  I painted them with a mixture of blue acrylics, which I changed for each drawer and sanded the paper away.  I added the knobs and then brushed some black pigment ink over the whole thing.Ikea Makeover For Craft Storage
I did the same thing to two magazine holders I had bought as well.  I think I'm happy with the result, although I change my mind so often they may get made over again:)

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