Thursday, March 6, 2014

Velvet Finishes and Ikea Hack Bekvam

So, I'm sure you've seen the infamous Bekvam stool from Ikea...they're pretty hot all over the blog-o-sphere.

Here's the link if you want one of your very own:

Ikea Bekvam

I decided I needed a snow day project so I picked one up before our last snow storm.  I stained it with two coats of Minwax's walnut stain.  My favorite at the moment.  I let that sit for a few days and then decided to add some color.

I mentioned Velvet Finishes paint in a previous post where I used it on my office dresser revamp - Office Dresser Reveal.  I used all gray for that project but for this one I wanted to try out a few blue shades.

I used modern, boheme, and handsome.  Using frog tape I marked off a few stripes and added a few coats in each of the blues.  After they dried I used a sanding block to give the paint a more worn look.  I think it turned out pretty good.  I liked the just stained stool too but the paint does add something to it.  I might add more paint, it seems too stripey for me like it belongs in a little boy's room vs my kitchen...

Happy painting!

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