We are back with a new Ikea hack and we are in love with how it turned out. Deep green paint color, brass hardware and added trim work on the drawer fronts completely transform the basic Ikea Hemnes nightstand. Talk about an Ikea Hack bedroom transformation.
You are going to want to save this Ikea Hack Hemnes Nightstand project for your “to do” project list! It is pretty amazing to take a simple white nightstand and totally make it look high end.
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What you need:
A few tips on supplies…
Primer – using the right primer is key for painting Ikea furniture. We highly recommend using Zinsser BIN Shellac-based primer. This primer goes on so smooth and makes applying paint over laminate a breeze! By using this primer, you do not have to throughly sand the piece prior to painting.
Paint – We also love using cabinet paint when painting laminate Ikea furniture for Ikea hacks. It goes on so smooth and will be tough for a high traffic piece of furniture.
Miter shears – If you haven’t used miter shears before when adding trim work, you are missing out. These things are brilliant! They make cutting trim so easy. Now I just want to add trim to anything and everything.
New hardware – Changing out the existing Ikea hardware is so important. New brass hardware will transform the piece. We love using these knobs. They look so high end!
How to Hack the Ikea Hemnes Nightstand
We have a blog post that details everything you need to know about how to paint Ikea furniture. Make sure and check that out for so many tips and tricks. And to see the full tutorial on the Ikea Hack Hemnes Nightstand project, you can find it over on hunker.com.