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Mrs Hinch fan transforms boring Ikea furniture using cheap paint and new handles from TK Maxx

A DIY guru managed to transform some dated pieces of Ikea furniture into chic homeware by giving them a lick of paint and some new handles. 

She bought herself a bedside cabinet for £29 from the Swedish furniture giant, but over time the brilliant white had faded to yellow. 

She revealed her old Ikea drawers had begun to go yellow
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She revealed her old Ikea drawers had begun to go yellow Credit: Facebook / Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It

Rather than chuck them out - or fork out for some more drawers - she decided to give it a new lease of life by upcycling it. 

She bought some chalky furniture paint, costing £14 from B&Q in shade anthracite, and repainted the cabinet and drawers and covered them in lacquer so they’d last longer.

Then she picked up some stylish mirrored handles from TK Maxx and roped in her dad to help attach them. 

She sourced some bits of wood for the top, which she waxed for a professional finish.

With a lick of paint and some fresh handles she gave it a new lease of life
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With a lick of paint and some fresh handles she gave it a new lease of lifeCredit: Facebook / Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It

She shared snaps of her handiwork to Facebook group Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It, revealing she’d also upcycled a chest of drawers.

She said: “Oh I wish I had taken a before pic of these! 

“They were the white Ikea malm beside and drawers, they were yellowing so I decided to give them love. [sic]

She even upcycled a chest of drawers which she had in the same style
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She even upcycled a chest of drawers which she had in the same style Credit: Facebook / Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It

“I have added photos of the paint I used, just a few coats with a gloss roller and ta-dah! 

“The tops were wood cut to size from the wood yard and waxed with beeswax, the mirrored knobs were from tkmaxx, my dad drilled and put those on for me.”

She added that she was “sooooo happy” with the result, and her skills have been praised online, with her post racking up more than 500 likes. 

One person said: “You’ve done a great job, thank you for the info.”

She used a tin of specialist chalk paint, available at most hardware stores
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She used a tin of specialist chalk paint, available at most hardware stores Credit: Facebook / Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It
  • Rust-Oleum Anthracite Chalky Matt Furniture paint , B&Q, £14 - buy now
People have praised her amazing skills online - and are now thinking of revamping their Ikea pieces
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People have praised her amazing skills online - and are now thinking of revamping their Ikea piecesCredit: Facebook / Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It

Another wrote: “My oh my these look amazing!”

A third said: “That looks great. They don't even look like the same drawers!”

Someone else wrote: “Omg these are amazing I have these but in a different colour. Would love to upcycle them.”

While this person commented: “How cool is this!”

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