We have tons of Ikea furniture. Sadly a lot of it is the birch color and I hate it. We bought most of it back when Ikea only offered a few colors. This project turned one of those birch pieces into a much better color.
If you have ever tried to paint Ikea furniture before you know paint does not stick but I have read that people had success with sanding and priming. I was a bit skeptical but I figured I would give it a try. And it worked really great! It took a long time but the end result is definitely worth it. No peeling or bubbling of paint.
Next I peeled off all the tape I put on to keep my lines straight and hung the door back. I found a package of 6 black door handles at Ikea for $2.99. What a deal! (now I just need to find something to do with the rest of them, but it was cheaper to buy 6 then 1.
On the other side I hung a lantern that we recently got on a weekend trip to Cape Cod.
The Chalkboard paint was $10 for a quart at Home Depot. I only used about a quarter of the can so now I have to find more things to paint…
And if you were wondering. Yes there is a lobster and a shark hanging out on top.
I pinned a few chalkboard projects but this one is my favorite – photo from here.