Transform plain IKEA Ivar Cabinets into a Stunning Dining Room Buffet Table. This IKEA hack is budget friendly and looks Amazing as well.
I mean who doesn’t love a good IKEA Hack I know I Sure do! When I moved into my new place which I am currently living in I really wanted a fancy Credenza in my Dining Room space but I definitely did not want to pay the hefty price tag that Credenza normally ranges. So I decided why not make one myself using IKEA Ivar Cabinets. If you loved this IKEA Hack then be sure to check out my Ikea Lack Table Makeover on a Budget.
The IKEA Ivar cabinets are so incredibly versatile. Just paint the cabinets, attach some legs and you have yourself a gorgeous Buffet Table. Or if you want you can stack them up and make it into a bookcase the possibilities are endless with Ikea Ivar Cabinets.
This Cabinet Makeover is part of the One Room Challenge I participated in last year and you can check out the final reveal over here.
Materials Needed for Ikea Ivar Cabinet Hack into Dining Room Buffet Table
Ikea Ivar Cabinets (2)
Clear Acrylic Cube Legs
DecoArt Texture Paint
Glitter and Turquoise Stones
Tutorial for Transforming IKEA Ivar Cabinets into a Buffet Table
So this is how the IKEA Ivar cabinets looks when they are fully assembled. Just plain, light wood colored cabinets.
They are basically a great canvas for so many things.
For my project I needed two cabinets which I went ahead and decided to assemble.
It took me about an hour.
For the painting part of the IKEA Ivar Cabinets I decided to use DecoArt Texture Paints.
The colors and the way I applied the texture paint can all be found in my Week 3 of my One Room Challenge which you should definitely check out.
I used palette knives to build on the color and design.
I created a floral pattern on all the front panels of the cabinet.
This was the most labor intensive part of the whole process and took me a total of 4 hours with breaks in between.
When the cabinets had dried, I flipped them over so I could attach the legs.
You will need a power drill for this part. I went with clear cube shaped Acrylic Legs.
I used four on each cabinet which meant a total of 8 legs were required.
Since this whole IKEA Ivar Cabinet Transformation was a DIY from start to finish I decided that I should make my own drawer knobs as well.
Resin was just perfect to be used as door knobs for the cabinets.
I decided to add some turquoise stones and glitter in my moulds.
For the complete tutorial do check out Week 4 of the One Room Challenge.
I inserted a couple of screws in the Resin so when it dried out the screws would be intact and I could easily attach it onto the cabinets.
You need to drill holes on the cabinets in order for the door knobs to be screwed into the IKEA Ivar Cabinets.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think?
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