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Home visit: update an IVAR cabinet with paint

Give furniture a new look with a bold paint makeover. Marion uses brightly colored paint to give untreated wooden furniture a unique look. Here’s how she transformed her IVAR cabinet…

An IVAR cabinet decorated with a painted shape.
An IVAR cabinet decorated with a painted shape.

    You will need: a piece of untreated wooden furniture, a large paintbrush and a smaller one, masking tape, and paint in your choice of color.
    1. Mask out the shape you want to paint on the surface, using tape.
    2. Starting from the masking tape, fill in your design with paint. Use the large brush for flat surfaces and the smaller one for edges and recesses.
    3. Once the paint has dried, carefully peel off the masking tape to reveal a sharp edge to your painted geometric shape!


    To see how Marion has made her whole home unique and personal, tap the button below.

    We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.

    Made by

    Interior stylist: Ashlyn Gibson
    Photographer: Ben Edwards