Upcycling your old cabinets can breathe new life into your space without breaking the bank. This tutorial, courtesy of @styleyourspace_, shows you how to revamp your old cabinets using the IKEA RÖDEBY Armrest Tray.
To complete this project, you will need:
- Old Cabinets
- IKEA RÖDEBY Armrest Tray
- Furniture Primer + Paint in Black
- Foam Roller
- Small Brushes
- Top Coat (For example, @rustoleum Matte Top Coat for Furniture)
- Furniture Glue
- Handles (Purchased from Amazon)
Step 1: Clean the Cabinets
First, clean the surface of your cabinets from any dirt or oils. This will ensure the paint adheres properly.
Step 2: Apply Primer + Paint
Use a furniture primer and paint in one, applied with a foam roller. In this project, black was chosen for a sleek, modern look. Use small brushes to reach edges and tighter spots the roller can’t get to.
Step 3: Apply Multiple Coats
Depending on the original color of your cabinets, you might need to apply 2-3 coats of paint. Make sure each coat is completely dry before applying the next.
Step 4: Apply Top Coat
Once the paint is completely dry, apply a top coat. @styleyourspace_ used @rustoleum matte top coat for furniture, applied with a foam roller. This will give your cabinets a professional, finished look and protect the paint.
Step 5: Install IKEA RÖDEBY Trays
Measure the @ikea RÖDEBY trays to fit the face of your drawers. Cut them to size and apply them with furniture glue.
Step 6: Install Handles
The final step is to install handles to complete your cabinet transformation. These can be purchased from various sources, such as Amazon.
With just a few simple steps, @styleyourspace_ transformed her old cabinets into a stylish and modern piece of furniture using the IKEA RÖDEBY Armrest Tray. This project is a perfect example of how a little creativity can make a big impact in your home.