With baby on the way, I can't help but get into super organization mode and just want to do loads of DIY's. I don't know if it's just a pregnancy thing, but lately I have been on full de-clutter mode meaning I just want out with all of the old and in with the new!
Okay, so for me out with the old and in with the new doesn't actually mean throwing out everything old. To be honest, I have a thing for taking old things and putting a bit of paint on it or re-colouring it to give it a whole new look. One thing I have been working on lately is this Stuva cupboard from Ikea. I love the Stuva collection from Ikea, especially for my son's room. It's safe to use, looks good and can be used however you want. For example you can add or take away shelves or baskets on the inside as you please. Perfect for people like me who are always so indecisive!
Being so indecisive, I have done a DIY on a couple of Stuva cupboards and used them for my son's room. I didn't really want to leave them pink and use them for his room because I have an obsession with matching things sometimes. There wasn't anything pink in his room so there was no point in leaving it this colour. Here's my little painting journey and a quick tutorial for you guys to see. I hope you enjoy and maybe even try it out yourself!
- Furniture Paint
- Paint Brush
Below I have given you guys a really simple 5 step tutorial on how to paint the furniture. You also get to see how my DIY went with the makeover.
Step 2: Get painting! Start your first layer of paint. I painted in only one direction as it would look a little bit messy if the brush strokes went horizontal and then vertical.
Step 3: Leave it to dry. It shouldn't take too long, I would say two hours should do the trick. If it still isn't dry, leave it for a bit longer. I left it over night because I didn't have time to start my second layer.
Step 4: Start your second layer of paint. This time making sure all of the underneath colour is completely covered.
Here is my finished product. I love the outcome, it's exactly how I wanted it to look. Soft and pastely but still with a boyish edge to it. Have you tried to transform your furniture? I'd love to hear about it and how it went, feel free to comment below.