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!
What You’ll Need:
- Furniture Paint
- Paint Brush
The paint I chose was a winter grey chalk finish and it was from Amazon. I quite like the matt look, especially in furniture so I specifically went for the chalk finish. I also really like subtle and pastel coloured furniture which is why I went for the winter grey. It almost looks white from some angles but you can see the grey when it’s against the white. Most of my son’s room is already grey so I thought I’d just carry on with that colour theme. (I’m sure you can guess what my favourite colour is! Not the most adventurous choice!)
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 1: Turn the cupboards flat on their back. If it’s only the doors you’re going to paint, then you can get away with keeping them flat throughout the makeover. If it’s the whole cupboard, then you might have to change the side’s you lay it down on.
Step 5: Leave it to dry again. Only when it’s completely dry, position it into place. And you’re done!