DIY Ikea Chair Restyle

August 30 2012 |

DIY Dining Chair Restyle

These old Ikea chairs were sitting around in my storage unit, so when we moved back to Cali recently and could finally fit a table and chairs in our apartment, we decided to spruce ’em up!

They were four different colors, so we sanded them down to ready them for painting.

DIY Ikea Chair Restyle

I’m sure you know by now that painting things gold is one of my favorite pastimes, so why break with tradition?! Gold it is.

They actually ended up being kind of obnoxious to paint. After trying standard paintbrushes, foam rollers, and nap rollers, we finally found that foam brushes did the trick best. It’s still a little streaky; we may decide to do another coat on top of the two that are already there.

DIY Gold Chairs

But I kind of love the effect! We’ve got a laid-back California vibe happening in our apartment so far; I love how these fit in. They’re great gathered on one side of our dining table, to balance out the bench on the other. And they look pretty cool on that rug from Urban, too! So, are you as under the spell of gold paint as I am? Painted anything recently? xoxo

DIY Gold Dining Chairs

DIY Gold Painted Chairs

DIY Ikea Chairs

14 thoughts on “DIY Ikea Chair Restyle”

  1. The gold paint really makes them look luxe. What type of paint did you use? I painted a chair and it’s already chipping and I need to redo it the right way this time…

    P.S. What time is dinner?… I’ll come over if you save me a chair 😉

      1. Thanks for the link Chelsea! So helpful. I’m gonna give it a try with the foam brushes like you suggest. Not sure what color yet… hmmmmmm…..

  2. They look great! I’d love to come over for dinner. 🙂 Can’t wait to see photos from dinner parties ya’ll have!

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