Who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack, I know I do. I bought two of these plain IKEA Tarva Nightstands for my master bedroom and these are the perfect blank canvasses for anything you want to design.
Update This table got another makeover which you can see HERE.
I ended up using the IKAT Pattern on these side tables because firstly I love how I can use multiple bright colors and secondly the design doesn’t have to be perfect the messier you make the pattern the prettier it looks, win-win I say.
Materials Needed for this project
I wanted a really colorful table, you know to get that POP of color in our bedroom so I painted the entire table in a Bright Raspberry color and for the Ikat pattern I used hot pink, sky blue, lime green and dark blue.
First I gave the table two coats of the color Raspberry and let it dry before I started the Ikat pattern.
I roughly marked where I would start the design on the drawer and painted over it with the Light Blue color.
To get the look of an Ikat pattern you just have to go in with your brush and with small strokes you just blend the color out.
The more strokes the better and if you want the full tutorial on how to make this design please check out my How to Paint and Ikat Chevron Pattern.
When that was done I went ahead with my lime green color and painted a diamond pattern inside. Then again blended it out.
I outlined the Light Blue with the darker shade of blue using the same brush technique.
And then finally I added hot pink on top of the lime green.
And that was it. All Done.
I applied a layer of clear coat sealant on top of the table since these tables are going to be used alot and I didn’t want to end up with any scratches on it.
What do you guys think?