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Overlays + Ikea Furniture

While we were at Ikea picking up our dining room shelves, we also decided to buy their white 6 drawer Malm dresser for my office. Normally I hate Ikea furniture, but look how pretty the dresser looks with O’verlays! I plan to pretty it up with one of these fretwork designs.

{Top 3 favs}

I’m a little obsessed with the greek keys…

So pretty!!!

{Above images via Amanda Carol}

Or there’s this gorgeous classic design

{Via My O’verlays}

I could even add pulls to dress it up more

{Via Danika & Cheryle Blogspot}

{Via Pinterest}

There are so many choices, but I think my fav is the greek key design. Out of the 3 options which is your favorite?

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EASY DIY – spray painted media cabinet + trellis design

Since everything else in the living room has been updated, our good ol’ Ikea media cabinet  was really starting to bug me. It was in need of some serious style infusing.

Soooo for fun, I started googling “trellis design/pattern” and came up with this

I decided to print it out and glue the paper together, making it large enough to fit in my 11×18 inch windows of the media cabinet.

It looked a-ma-zing, so I got all excited and informed my husband that I would be painting & covering the windows to the media cabinet. He always thinks I am nuts, but agreed and requested I paint it an antique white color rather than pure white.

I really didn’t feel like getting out my paint brushes, sander & primer and doing the whole messy ordeal, so I grabbed a couple of cans of Heirloom White Rust-oleum spray paint from Home Depot. (I ended up needing 4 cans) + some spray adhesive to apply the trellis paper to the windows.

Tapped off and hardware removed.. First coat!

Almost done…. Oh and I bought two aqua knobs from Anthropology to replace the old brassy gold ones + it matches the aqua wall.

So here is the living room before..

Before again..

After!!

Yayyy now people don’t have to see my extensive collection of workout dvds!!

I sprayed a light coat of spray adhesive directly on the paper before sticking it to the windows – worked very well!

What do you think?? Just for the record, I definitely don’t recommend skipping the sanding and priming steps even if you are going to spray paint. I am just lazy.

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A stencil would be amazing on any piece of furniture you are re-painting like this one – Cutting Edge Stencils have a good variety

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O’verlays would be amazing too

{via pinterest}

Xo, Melissa

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Inspired by O’verlays

The other day I was browsing Pinterest ..pinning away as usual (I am completely addicted to that site) when I came across these ingenious decorative furniture adhesives called “O’verlays”. Basically the idea is that you can revamp any piece of furniture you have giving it a completely new look! Meaning that hideous old dresser you have can be a gorgeous chic masterpiece with some overlays and a can of spray paint. Check out their site for application instructions & to purchase! Prices range from just $16.50 – $25

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I will definitely be purchasing some of these for myself. I plan to give our Ikea TV stand new life with these babies. I just need to decide which pattern I like best. . .

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This console table is just too damn pretty!!

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Loving this fretwork pattern

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You can add these O’verlays to anything really.. side table

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Even make a plain mirror into an interesting piece!

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Which design is your favorite?? I can’t wait to try this on our tv stand.

We hope you all are enjoying your week!

Xo, Melissa & Virginia

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