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Ikea Hacked

By Breanna

Ikea Hacked – Gulliver’s Kids Table

On 10, Aug 2012 | No Comments | In DIY, Ikea Hacked | By Breanna

ikea Hacked - gulliver

If you know me, you know that I love garage sales! This trip was a little tough because I had Rylie in tow and she is one heavy girl! But with the help of the lovely seller, I was able to bring this puppy home for only $8 (Regularly $24.99 I believe).


Before >>



After >>



1 – foam roller (Dollarama $2.10)

2 – sandpaper (had on hand)

3 – artist brush (had on hand)

4 – craft paint in Apple Tart (had on hand)

5 – chalkboard paint (had on hand)

6 – polycrylic varnish (had on hand)

7 – primer (had on hand)

8 – painter’s tape (had on hand)

9 – Ikea Gulliver’s kids table (garage sale $8.00)

Total: $10.10


Quick Steps >>

1 – give a quick sand over the entire piece to remove any varnish

2 – 2 coats of primer with foam roller and artist brush for hard to reach areas

3 – 2 coats of base coat with foam roller

4 – measure the height of the “dipped legs” and use painters tape to create a strong edge

5 – coat painter’s tape with clear nail polish or base coat (half of brush on tape, half of brush on base coat) to prevent the accent colour from seeping through

6 – 2 coats of accent colour with foam roller or brush

7 – 3 coats of chalkboard paint on top

8 – 2 coats of varnish on all areas except┬áthe chalkboard top


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