Ikea Computer Cabinet Transformed Into Craft Cabinet

Friday, January 23, 2015

     Part of my Dancing in the Craft Room plan was to convert my computer cabinet to becoming a hard to recognize craft cabinet. I am thrilled to have +DecoArt  sponsor the plan to take a pine +IKEA USA computer cabinet that we no longer used into a craft cabinet. This was my first time and they said yes! I will include a list of supplies I purchased and sponsored provided at the end of the post.
Before Ikea Computer Cabinet, Tuesday Morning Rug, Color Inspiration
 The Before picture of the Ikea computer cabinet with the  rug purchased at +Tuesday Morning is the color inspiration for Dancing In The Craft Room II.
Ikea Cabinet DecoArt, Decor Americana Chalky Paint Finish, First coat Treasure
 The first coat already looks beautiful. I could have stopped here. I love the color named Treasure. This cabinet has to compliment our family room colors. I need to tone it down to better suit the area. Look closely through the next few posts to see where I kept that bright color I love in the cabinet.
DecoArt Story board for cabinet transformation, Vintage, Relic, Treasure, Layers, Decor Vintage Key Stencil
            This represents my story board of paint color and stencil from DecoArt.
                             DecoArt Decor Americana Chalky Finish Paint Treasure, Relic, Blue Roll Cork Board backing with Relic Trim painted boards.
 This is going to be a great spot to work with my Silhouette Cameo. I love how my plan is coming together. #AHeapOfChangeChallenge has been a great inspiration for me to make my craft room functional as well as pretty. The Back of the cabinet is cork board with the Relic paint wood trim to give the edges a flawless finish.
                               The inside of the completed craft cabinet, Blue Mason Jars, Storage, Silhouette Cameo
As you can see she is painted relic on the inside with wax on the walls. The desk, and shelf surfaces are finished with varnish to make them more durable.
Craft Cabinet After, Gray, Blue, Antique Blue Mason Jars, Keys, #AHeapOfChangeChallenge
 The color Vintage is brushed over all the outside and inside the doors but the not the base. I added one dry brush coat and decided to add more. After the second application I loved the effect of the two colors peeking out from each other. No sanding for this beauty since the effect turned out just as I wanted. I added the Vintage Key Stencils do the two doors painted using Relic and a very dry stencil brush. I painted the base Relic for a little weight at the bottom, plus I think it ties the color story together nicely. Two coats of creme wax, buffing in between and I have a beautiful place to work in my craft room.
Before of Ikea Computer Cabinet, After of Craft Cabinet, #AHeapOfChangeChallenge, DecoArt Sponsored Post.
 Before this was an unused piece of furniture. After it is a useful surface with storage to create a efficient and beautiful work space. You know what that means I am Dancing in My Craft room while making #AHeapOFChangeChallenge progress everyday.
 Are you wondering why I did not use dragonflies? I chose the key for my adventures in my craft room and blogging as in the, Key To Success!

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Karen Marie

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Jeannie said...

The transformation is wonderful, and the color is my favorite. Thanks for coming to For what it's worth party - jeannie

Emmy said...

Looks great!! That is a great color

Karen Marie Kedzuch Dragonfly & Lily Pads said...

I love when you throw a party. For What it's Worth is a great party.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch Dragonfly & Lily Pads said...

Thanks for stopping over and leaving your kind comments.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful! Great job!

Jenn & Vicki @ 2 Bees in a Pod said...

Such a great idea! And we love the skeleton keys you added :) Thanks for sharing the transformation with us and linking up!

Unknown said...

Get out of town!! Your cabinet transformation is amazing!! Don't even get us started on the skeleton key embellishment! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up with Something To Talk About!!!

Karen Marie Kedzuch Dragonfly & Lily Pads said...

Heather Greenwood,
Thank you so much for the lovely note. I hope you will back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch Dragonfly & Lily Pads said...

Jenn & Vicki @ 2 Bees in a Pod,
Thanks so much for your sweet comments I am thrilled with the results. I am glad you came by and you should you come back soon.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch Dragonfly & Lily Pads said...

Vicki Fenton,
You flatter me thank you. Please come back to visit soon!
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Ali @ Glutenfreehomebakery said...

Karen, you are so talented! I adore it and wish I had one. Come to Florida soon and I'll cook for you while we paint furniture and lay by the pool! xo

Karen Marie Kedzuch Dragonfly & Lily Pads said...

Ali Williams,
That sounds like fun. be careful what you wish for I may just take you up on a Pool Painting Party! Thank you for your sweet words.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Angie Forte said...

Karen Marie- Great job on the cabinet transformation. Love the keys added to the front! And, blue's always my favorite ;)
Thanks for sharing at Something To Talk About link party!

Unknown said...

I love the paint color, this is gorgeous!! I need to get to IKEA, love this cabinet!

Melody Smith said...

Thanks so much for linking up at the Be~YOU~tiful Link Party!! Featuring your craft cabinet today! What a perfect place for work and inspiration! Love it!