So, I did the same steps to transform the hardware.After cleaning the hardware, I laid out the pieces for paint.So while I was staining the little dresser in its new pink stain, I started working on updating the tray in a color suited for a little girl who loves the girly vibe.
Jazz up inexpensive store bought bookcases by using fabric on the back panel.
This Ikea bookcase is anything but plain with a modern geometric print fabric added to the back.
A little accessory like a tray can add so much, and I’ll show you how to refurbish this old dresser and tray into a matching set.
Like most of the new and gently used furniture at Habitat for Humanity Re Store, the dresser was ready to use today.
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Before I apply the color stain, I use a pre-stain wood conditioner to open up the grain so it’s ready for an even coat of color stain.
Whether it’s pre-stain, stain or sealer, always apply in the direction of the wood grain.
Note: For more great tips on updating Ikea furniture, check out yesterday’s post!
If you have a bookcase with lots of different compartments, give it some pizzazz by covering the back panels of each compartment in a different pattern. After doing this post, the bookcases in my office are screaming for attention.
The bookcase back panel is a great opportunity to add style, color and interest to a plain bookcase.