Marnia from Marnia’s Measures & Treasures used Cobblestone, Simplicity, and Clear Glaze to give this simple IKEA shelving unit a faux wood grain finish!

This IKEA find was handed over to me for a makeover and the only request was for it to be white and grey. I love custom work that allows me to let my creativity soar!

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I had the piece in my home for a couple weeks before it hit me with what I wanted to do with it. I had never tried the wood grain technique and thought this was the perfect project to try it on!

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First I gave it a wipe down and then slapped on 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Cobblestone. Once dry I mixed 1 part Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Simplicity to 4 parts CC clear glaze and painting one section at a time I used a special tool to get the look of wood grain. I let it dry overnight and finished it with Country Chic Paint’s Natural Wax. Once I let the wax set a bit, I then buffed with a soft lint free cloth.

It was such a fun project and the glaze made it so easy as it gives you more time to “play” to get the look you want.

For this project I only needed 3/4 of the pint in Cobblestone and only 2.5 oz of the simplicity!

I hope you enjoyed this post and have been inspired to try something new!

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Marnia {Marnia’s Measures & Treasures}

I am a Momma of 4, ranging from 8 months old to 22 years and a grandma to a beautiful granddaughter who is also 8 months. I am #2 in the line up of 4 girls who are my best friends! Raised by a Mom and Dad who encouraged creativity and let us paint our own rooms and furniture as we pleased. I believe having a hobby is a necessity for happiness…well, that and having a hubby that encourages my addiction to thrift! I love to teach and see ones glow after learning/accomplishing something new.

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