Monday, March 24, 2014

O'VERLAYS FOR FURNITURE




The nightstands in my master bedroom are IKEA "Rast" chests with the O'verlays "Pippa" design mouldings


"Pippa" dresses up my MALM dresser as well, so all of the dressers coordinate.


Having recently moved into a new home, I have been working on getting it furnished and decorated. While it's still a work in progress, one thing that was a great find was the furniture mouldings from O'verlays that were given to me to add just the right finishing touch to our bedroom nightstands and dresser. These innovative and versatile mouldings are an inexpensive way to give simple pieces of furniture that extra finishing touch. I had seen them on the web and Pinterest and their founders generously offered to supply me with the kits for my IKEA Rast dressers and my Malm chest of drawers. I chose the "Pippa" kits and was very pleased.
It started with a few coats of white paint on the rast dressers and then I coated the mouldings with plastic primer





Paint the mouldings the color of your choice and let them dry (mine required 3 coats to cover thoroughly)
Place drawers on their backs and line them up so you can lay out the mouldings before securing them with adhesive (I used Liquid Nails). I penciled small marks along the edge after lining them up to use as a guide for before I glued them down. I used a small paintbrush to apply the adhesive so it didn't get messy with lots of excess oozing out the sides.  I pressed them down hard after placement and then made sure to wipe up any excess glue with a damp paper towel before leaving them overnight to dry. The great thing about having the drawers on their backs is that gravity works in your favor while the adhesive dries and goes to work!


I also used the "Anne" kit for my TV stand. I cannot say enough complimentary things about O'verlays - I was thrilled with the results and think they are the perfect low-cost and creative solution for dressing up IKEA basics or vintage furniture that just needs a little paint and pizazz!
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6 comments:

katie snead said...

loving! I need to do this in my daughter's room! Recently she decided she wants an all black and white room, and I just don't want to commit to any huge changes because I know it won't last long. This is perfect!

pve design said...

Very nice Anne!
Lovely~
pve

Sarah said...

Wow, I love the look - very unique and makes the furniture look custom! ;-)

Karena Albert said...

Annie these are so cool and what a difference this kind of touch makes!!

xoxo
Karena
Artist William Glackens

Debbie Oldewage said...

This is a great idea. Maybe I've been living in the woods but I didn't know such tools existed. But now that I do I can think of a few things that would benefit from this kind of touch-up!

Lauren said...

I love this...and your headboard. Where did you get it? :)

 
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