Easiest IKEA Makeovers Ever: 10 Transformations Using Spray Paint

published Apr 4, 2017
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When you combine any full-of-promise IKEA product and a $5 can of spray paint, the results are nothing short of a DIY miracle. Whether coated with a glamorous layer of gold, or covered in a lush, nature-inspired green, it’s amazing how a simple color change can make these IKEA pieces almost unrecognizable. Thanks to some spray paint, these chameleons are able to blend into any environment—yet remain the stars of the show.

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To make the VITTSJO look much more luxe, upgrade the frame with a few coats of gold spray paint, as Style Me Pretty did above.

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Not only is the RASKOG kitchen cart one of the most versatile IKEA products, but all you need to make it work in any style room is a single can of spray paint. In a Seattle rental featured on Design Sponge, pictured above, the cart was painted navy blue to serve as a bar cart, but we can also imagine a sunny yellow one holding utensils in the kitchen.

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This IKEA pendant light hack by Sugar & Cloth for Lulus demonstrates the beauty of using spray paint in two different finishes. Matte pastels on the outside and shiny metallics on the inside create a striking contrast.

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To give the SKRUVSTA swivel chair a dose of glam, all DC blogger Alicia Tenise had to do was spritz the legs with gold spray paint. Now that’s $3.50 well spent.

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My Melodrama once again proves the makeover potential contained in a simple bottle of metallic spray paint. These once-boring IKEA bar stools are now the life of the party.

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To give an open-weave basket a paint-dipped look, the Dutch blog Zilverblauw spray-painted just the bottom.

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Using spray paint in three different shades of purple, Jeran from Oleander + Palm created shelving that practically pops off the wall.

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One surefire way to make a cheap IKEA bed frame seem more sophisticated: Give it a coat of spray paint in a soft, muted hue. Explore the rest of the IKEA hacks in this Birmingham, Alabama home over on A Beautiful Mess.

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The stylists at Livet Hemma used just one can of green spray paint to transform both a set of LERBERG trestle legs and the HOLMSEL chair, producing a colorful, coordinated workspace.

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Step up the playfulness of a BEKVAM stool by giving it a coat of bright red paint. These cheerful toothbrushing stands tuck under the sink in this bathroom from Design Chic.