Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DIY You Make the Call

This is an inexpensive dresser I bought at Ikea a few years ago. It was originally used by me and my husband. It was then my daughters' dresser for quite a while. It went into storage while we were staging our house to sell. Now I need to use it in our master bedroom again. The original stain job I did on it is "interesting" to say the least. The stain didn't really take, so I just globbed it on and let it dry in a faux grain pattern. And even that interesting finish has seen better days at this point. Getting banged up by the kids, having stickers applied and removed, and finally being shut up with packing tape (and removal of said tape) have done a number on it. So the question is, what should I do to redo this dresser?
Some thoughts: decoupage? I'm not sure what with. paint? what color? Stencil? Try to sand and re-stain? I'm at a loss. I'm hoping for some great suggestions. If you have any thoughts, please share in the comments!

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  1. I say paint it. To know what color, I'd have to know what other colors are in the room it's going in. You can't go wrong with white. And, I've really wanted to paint something yellow. Or turqoise.

    Is it laminate? (IKEA stuff usually is, isn't it? I'm not sure, I haven't shopped there much.) If so, there's an article on how to paint laminate here: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2010/04/go-right-ahead-and-paint-that-laminate/