Our Mini Family: Transforming IKEA Pine to Shabby Chic Distressed


Apr 2, 2014

Transforming IKEA Pine to Shabby Chic Distressed

Can you guess how I transformed this IKEA table? Check out the "after" photos below:

After having sanded down the entire table, I used my standard, Zinsser primer before I applied any paint. 
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Using plenty of crackle paint and a putty knife, spread it along the table to create texture. The smaller amount you put in a certain place, it will create smaller cracks; the larger the crackle, the bigger your cracks. Pretty simple, right?

By the way, please excuse the non-DSLR photos this week! I've got a camera and Lightroom chalk full of beautiful, senior photos I did for a client you can take a peek at here:

Post by Cathy Lee Photography.
Anywho, here is my fabulous new table! 
This project only cost about $15 for all of my materials--SWEET!

I love the finished look! It's shabby chic and will serve as a great background for recipe posts coming to the blog in the future! What do you think? Would you use this paint on anything in your home?

6 comments :

  1. What an awesome finish!! Looks great and simple enough for even this non-DIYer :) Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Yes--super simple! Love you agree! Thank you for coming by, Rebecca!

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  2. I love it! (I love the sand block thingy, too.)
    Thanks for sharing this on Twirl & Take a Bow!!!

    - Brooke -

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    1. My pleasure! Have a great day, Brooke!

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  3. This is a really nice transformation...thank you for sharing.

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