Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shiny Ikea Hack

I hacked this!I got an Ingo table and two Stefan chairs on Craigslist a few months ago. I wish I'd taken before shots - the chairs were originally mint green painted over the original red. The green was drippy and red showed all over. The table was drenched in a wax that was the dickens to sand off - especially along the sides where it dripped down during application.

But it was $10 for three solid pieces and I'm unemployed. I nabbed a can of Rustoleum Aluminum paint ($1 clearance at Home Depot), sealant ($8 after 10% off mover's coupon), upholstery fabric ($10 for 3 yards at a designer's garage sale) and earned a sanding blister ;)

I love this fabricThere is sufficient overhang on the side of the chairs to staple gun the fabric without dismantling the buggers. I also used sealant over the fabric so it won't move around and rip apart from the staples. This table gets a lot more use than the one in the dining room so they need to hold up to hardcore sitting!

ShinyI dragged a coarse brush across the top of the table to give it a brushed steel look. Its very obvious in person but rather muted in the pictures. I love metal furniture but its expensive and this stuff is a lot warmer to sit on ;)

I'm in the Hooked on Party at Hooked on Houses. Click to see what everyone else is into this week!

DIY Day @ ASPTL

24 comments:

J. Money said...

WOAH! I WANT IT!!! Please send it to me for my birthday, cool? ;) Absolutely brilliant.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great IKEA hack! :) Thanks for coming by to visit. :)

lambie-pie said...

Wow, I love the fabric on the chairs. Thanks for your comment!

take care,

Elisabeth

jaime@ a place out west said...

Love this project! Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

Anna See said...

i just love the silver! it is gorgeous!

ilovemy5kids said...

What an awesome transformation! Congrats!!!

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

I LOVE that look! LOVE it! THanks for sharing on DIY!

Kitty Scraps said...

What a great job you did!

Britt said...

I love this! The silver makes them look so much cooler!

Gina said...

Awesome! Great project.

Thanks for your comment too!
~Gina

Cristin said...

Fun project! I love silver too.

xo,
cristin

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Hooked on Houses. It is such fun to see your table.

Please drop by and enter my giveaway.

Have a blessed weekend!

Jenny Kerr said...

That came out so good!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good - looks great.

downhomeliving said...

Great job I love it!

Blessings,

Linda

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Anny, great ikea hack! The fabric is fabulous! Great transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Kammy said...

I love what you did, You Go Girl !
Hugs, Kammy

Brenda said...

That was one great buy! And you made it so pretty with some creativity.
Brenda

Deanna said...

Very cute!
Glad you shared on MM.
Tis fun to see all the neat things.
Blessings to you in Kansas,
d

Karen said...

This is gorgeous! (Seen on the Ikeahacker blog.)

Kathryn said...

This is awesome! I have that same set and I never would have thought to use the fabric on the seats!

Anonymous said...

That is so cool...I always loved the metal chair that looks like those (not IKEA) but after searching on the internet for them I found out that they are quite expensive $149.00 a chair. This is a great alternative, I believe those chairs are $19.99 at IKEA and I never would have thought to paint them silver, what a brilliant idea. Looks great!

Spooky said...

I have similar chairs and they have a bit of an overhang like you described. I was just going to paint them but now I know I can make them into cute-looking upholstered-type chairs with some discount fabric and paint I bought. Great minds think alike! Awesome job on your table, I love the brushed metal finish, too!

jenny1978 said...

I have a similar set with 2 wooden chairs and a table. I think the idea is totally worth a try. Thanks so much for sharing.