This Ikea Tarva nightstand hack is so simple and yet so amazing! This quick Ikea nightstand makeover is sure to add a punch to your room!
Ikea Tarva… it is one of my favorite pieces in Ikea.
The Ikea Tarva 3 drawer and 6 drawer dressers have already been through a makeover in my home. Now it is time for the Ikea Tarva nightstand hack!
This one is super quick and simple!
The truth is – it took me only a few hours to get it done!
Of course, not counting putting together the nightstand itself 🙂
I decided to go with a 3 tone look – stain, paint and metallic paint. And I am digging the end result!
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Ikea Tarva Makeover
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Painted Ikea Tarva nightstand makeover instructions –
Step 1 – Cut legs to create angles.
Measure and decide the angle at which to cut the legs. I measured ¾” on the bottom and 3″ up on the side.
Cut the legs on the marked lines. I used my BladeRunner to do this but you can also use a Miter saw or Jigsaw.
I already love the feet so much better!
Step 2 – Assemble Ikea Tarva nightstand
Assemble the Ikea Tarva nightstand except for the drawer. I decided to add a pattern to the drawer which I thought will be easier to do on just the drawer face.
Step 3 – Stain
Stain the drawer face and part of the top and allow to dry.
Step 4 – Tape
Decide the pattern you want and tape off all the areas you don’t want to paint.
Step 5 – Paint it in your favorite color!
It took me about 10 minutes to paint the entire nightstand.
I used DecoArt Chalky Finish in Vintage. With the Super FinishMax Extra, I didn’t have to thin the paint at all! I just directly poured it into the paint sprayer. It was a hot day and the paint dried super fast so I could get 2 coats done within 30 minutes!
While it was drying between coats, I also spray painted a knob to match the rose gold in the small spray shelter.
Step 6 – Paint the next color!
Remove the original tape and retape for the next step. I was just adding a few lines of the rose gold so I finished it off with a paint brush.
In about half a day, I had a brand new nightstand with gorgeous metallic accents.
I am also glad I added a little personality to the feet by cutting them up!
So what do you think of this Ikea Tarva makeover?