Good Questions: Customizing an Ikea Table?

Good Questions: Customizing an Ikea Table?

Colleen Quinn
Dec 9, 2008

ATDC reader Jam would like some advice on painting an Ikea table:

"I recently purchased an Ikea Melltorp table for my kitchen. To break up the monochromatic monotony of the room, I'd like to paint the tabletop a bright, glossy lemon yellow, but I'm not sure what would be the appropriate paint for the particleboard. I know this table will not be an heirloom and I'll likely get rid of it in a few years, but I don't want it to warp and buckle. Any suggestions? Jam"

Jam,

We have written about painting over particleboard before (links below), and Jenna in particular had great success with her January Jumpstart project. We'll open this up to any readers who have personal experience painting an Ikea table...

//www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/colortherapy/ny-good-questions-what-color-should-i-paint-my-bed-038546

//www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/paints-stains-finishes/ny-good-questions-paint-color-for-the-kitchen-cabinets-038872

//www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/good-questions/chi-good-questions-what-color-to-paint-this-chest-047727

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