Do you have any old IKEA furniture laying around the house that needs to be kicked up a notch? Check our this piece by Krista from The Happy Housie in Bliss and Refreshed!

Hello everyone! It is Krista from The Happy Housie back again to share an IKEA Tarva Dresser Hack that I did for our Master Bedroom using Bliss and Refreshed. I have been working on redoing our Master Bedroom using tones of turquoise, mint, and coral so I wanted to bring in some of those colours in this dresser. Since the shape is so simple and flat, it did not lend itself well to distressing but I wanted to add some interest in the paint. So I decided to use a dry brushed technique with Refreshed (mint) over top of Bliss (teal/turquoise) to give the piece some dimension and interest.

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We bought this simple little dresser at IKEA recently and it started out in plain, unfinished pine.

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I started with two coats of my favourite Country Chic colour, Bliss…

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Once it was dry, I added a layer of the minty colour called Refreshed over top.

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I dipped my brush in Refreshed, and then cleaned off most of the paint on the edge of the can. I started by going in one direction with my brush strokes, adding more paint to my brush as needed – but always keeping the brush quite dry.

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After I had gone in one direction across the dresser, I went back and dry brushed in the opposite direction, creating almost a woven or linen-like texture to the paint finish.

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Done!

I added some pretty new glass knobs and I think the whole piece is completely transformed. I love how the textured looking paint finish adds so much dimension and interest to a really flat simple dresser design.

IKEA dresser hack #DIY #paintedfurniture #IKEAhack - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

IKEA dresser hack #DIY #paintedfurniture #IKEAhack - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

IKEA dresser hack #DIY #paintedfurniture #IKEAhack - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

IKEA dresser hack #DIY #paintedfurniture #IKEAhack - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.


Krista

Krista {The Happy Housie}

Hi, I’m Krista and I blog over at The Happy Housie. My blog is a home d├ęcor and lifestyle blog that was named this because I must admit to you that I am a bit of a “housie”… (think foodie but for houses). I love all things related to houses: decorating, DIY, organizing, crafting, gardening, and more. I love sharing projects and ideas, and especially love finding old pieces and fixing them up to make them vibrant and beautiful again. I would love for you to visit me at The Happy Housie and check out my DIY Project Gallery!

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