Create your own decadent drawers

Create your own decadent drawers


Posted 12th March

Create your own decadent drawers with this quick and easy IKEA hack

No one will suspect where you got this pretty little number once you've given the drawers a fresh coat of Rust-Oleum and added some inexpensive DIY store metal hardware, as this tutorial from Rust-Oleum explains.

You will need:

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint (750ml RRP £14.00)
Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, Clear (125ml RRP £4.99/ 400ml £12)
IKEA Tarva drawers
Paint roller
Paint brush
Paint stirrer
Can opener
2 x microfibre cloths
Drawer handles
Corner plates and screws
Drill

Directions

1 Take the Rust-Olum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint and stir thoroughly before use. Paint the top, sides and front of each drawer with a roller. Paint any remaining hard to reach places with a paint brush. Leave this to dry. Your drawers may require a second coat.

2 Using Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear, fully wax the piece of furniture with your dry cloth. Work the wax into the surface in small circular motions. Leave for 15 minutes and buff with a clean, dry cloth. Furniture wax is easy to apply with a brush or rag and will give you a soft, velvety sheen, which provides a matt finish for projects that require more durability against knocks and stains.

3 Position the corner plates on the edge of the drawers pre-drill small holes to make it easier to screw in the screws. Take your flat-topped screws and screw into place to secure the corner plates. Repeat this step for the handles to complete your project.

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum





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