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One Room Challenge: Week Two : An Ikea Hack

July 4, 2012


Hello my lovelies! I am excited to show you a furniture makeover that I redid for my living room.

 Sick and tired of the espresso stained Ikea furniture I decided to paint my Markor sideboard a gorgeous red! 

Using Caliente Red from Benjamin Moore and new hardware from Lee Valley....

I took this sideboard from blah to beautiful. 




The mirror will be getting a makeover as well and finding a new home elsewhere in this space.
I am also almost done collecting art and plates to hang above the sideboard. Can't wait to show you all!


My favourite part....the hardware. So purty.






 See the hinges? They are Ikea specific so I used a gold leaf pen from Michaels to cover the hinges!




There you have it, my fabulous sideboard. All it cost me was the hardware as I had the paint kicking around! 

But....

I have a confession to make, I did not paint the sideboard this week. I painted this a month ago, well before the challenge began.  I knew I would be busy the first few weeks of the challenge so I kind of started early...

But the rest of the projects will be done in "real" time. 

One more exciting addition....

This artwork is coming from The Pink Pagoda's etsy shop, another blogger participating in this challenge!

Her artwork is perfect for my space and I emailed her to tell her so. 
Jennifer so kindly gave me one - it's on route as we speak.

Can't wait to frame it and hang it above the sideboard!

Don't forget to come back next Wednesday to see what I have accomplished.

And please visit all the other bloggers participating in the One Room Makeover Challenge!


Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
XO Barbara

49 comments:

  1. I see that sideboard at so many client's houses and now I'll know just what to do with it! It's beautiful.....

    What I'm MOST impressed with, though? The idea for painting the hinges! Brilliant!

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    1. Glad I have inspired you! Anything get can repainted and look amazing!

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  2. It looks gorgeous in red, very striking!

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  3. wow bold and exciting. Totally adds a punch to the room!

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  4. Barbara! That sideboard is so gorgeous I can't stand it! With the brass hardware it is so smashing! Best of luck with the ORC!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  5. Ummm, ummm, ummm love this!!! This looks absolutely amazing. I die over anything red, so this is right up my alley.

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  6. This is the perfect shade of red. Can I tell you how brilliant you are with the gold pen! That is a huge take away tip. I will be Ikea hacking it up next week. Pink Pagoda prints are my favorite.

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  7. Okay- THAT is a job WELL DONE! Simply fabulous!

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  8. That red is fantastic, so gorgeous! I recently changed up my little buffet with an old red dresser and I love it.

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  9. Way to go! Your sideboard looks like it belongs in a Jonathan Adler shop!

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  10. Beautiful! Love the gold accents and that print will be perfect.

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  11. It's stunning! I love the red! Great job.

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  12. Wow, your dresser looks fantastic, Barbara! I love the vibrant red and the gorgeous gold hardware! The stylish print will go perfectly with the beautiful red!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  13. What a difference! The red is fabulous but LOVE the new hardware.

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  14. Ooh, that caliente is hot! Looks great with the new hardware Barbara.

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  15. really barbara, really? this is AMAZING. im kinda reeling over it. GREAT GREAT JOB!!!!!!

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  16. Absolutely perfect! I bet it brightens that entire dining area up. The hinges and new hardware are really awesome and I LOVE the artwork from Pink Pagoda. I've been eyeing some for my house as well recently. Can't wait to see what else you can get done this month.

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  17. Totally awesome in red. Great Job!! I LOVE Lee Valley hardware too they're the best! I have to agree with everybody that the gold pen for the hinges was really smart!

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  18. Looks amazing. Definitely my Chinoiserie Chic taste.

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  19. It looks great, Barbara! Well done. Can't wait to see the rest of the room as it comes together. Good luck!

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  20. That looks fantastic! I love the gold hardware against the red. What a fabulous Ikea hack.

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  21. The sideboard in red is GORGEOUS! And I'm thrilled to know of a good hardware source. I'm needing some desperately. And thank you so much for mentioning the print! I can't wait to see it with the sideboard. The colors will be fantastic!

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  22. Wow! Stunning transformation! Great tip with the paint pen. I must remember that.

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  23. I was at Michaels the other day searching for a gold pen like that and nothing!!! I love the red and the hardware looks great!!!

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  24. Love the red! Such a fabulous idea with the gold hardware!!

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  25. Love the red with the gold hardware!

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  26. yowza that looks incredible! LOVE the orange tinge to the red you picked...and the hardware is beyond gorgeous. Great transformation and update!!

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  27. Amazing! The red is gorgeous and the hardware absolutely makes it - what a transformation! Also, I had no idea there was such thing as a gold leaf pen. So clever!

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  28. You DID SO take your sideboard from the 'expected' to a huge pop of beautiful WOW! And look at you Miss Creative - who would've thought to use a Krylon Gold Leaf pen to outsmart IKEA specific hinges? You go!!!

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  29. Love the red sideboard! Never knew you could use a gold leaf pen on hinges. Great tip! Continued success. Looking forward to all the changes.

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  30. I'm dying to see the whole room revealed now!! LOL, that's too funny that you did this a month ago! ;)

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  31. wow!! what a transformation! Love the red and gold combination. Clever you with the DIY gold hinges!

    Love Pink Pagoda! Was thinking about one of her print as well ... maybe for my kitchen ... or maybe a fun one for my bathroom this summer! I'm going Green!

    Now i have to go to Lee Valley to check out these gold hardware! I'm painting a console navy blue and on the hunt for gold hardware! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. Looks fantastic! I love the mix of hardware and the pop of color! It's a real transformation.

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  33. Beautiful Barbara. I would have been surprised if you selected a color other than red - it's your color! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your projects.

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  34. LOVE it!!! I rarely thing red is wrong (say that three times!)

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  35. Great transformation! Love the red!

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  36. I am amazed - AMAZED - at the hinges. Ingenius!!!

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  37. What an amazing color! It makes such a statement!

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  38. looks great!! i kept your secret, you didn't need to spill it! LOL

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  39. You did such a great job! Love how the colour pops- you got an eye my friend :)

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  40. Did you paint right over the ikea black-brown veneer? Was it difficult? How did you do it (eg. did you sand first? Or prime?)

    I have a dresser in the black-brown that needs some love!

    Thanks!

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    1. I did not paint over the black brown stain. I did not sand. I painted an oil-based primer first, then slightly sanded it. Painted another coat of oil based primer and then 4 coats of red paint. The top surface I sealed with a poly-varathane. It was NOT difficult at all, just used a foam roller and a paint brush. Nothing fancy involved. I did fill in the holes from the old hardware though with wood filler before I primed as the new hardware had a different placement.

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  41. Wow your sideboard looks AMAZING! That shade of red is gorgeous. Love reading about your One Room Challenge progress and of course every other one of your posts

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  42. Very well done. Smooth and furnished sideboard, it now look more lively than before. Awesome! keep posting. ottoman beds

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  43. Did you sand and prime the piece before painting?

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  44. Did you sand and prime the piece before painting?

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