Cabinets & Sideboards hemnes

Published on June 6th, 2014 | by Jules IKEAHacker


HEMNES lightens up


Materials: HEMNES dresser



It was originally black to suit our bedroom as a dresser, I put three coats of primer and 3 coats of polycryllic on the dresser body, stained 1×6 a weathered grey, and poly-ed them. OH! and ripped out the particle board back and put up bead board, preprimed, I just primed and poly-ed it to match. Maybe she will get new knobs, but I LOVE the HEMNES knobs.

~ Chymberly

Frosta X: Take 2
HEMNES daybed into sofa
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3 Responses to HEMNES lightens up

  1. Sarah says:

    One question: did you prepare the surface with sandpaper before the primer coats, or is thhat not necessary? Thank you!

  2. Andrew says:


    Would you mind explaining how you made the brown boards that sit inside of the openings?

  3. jen says:

    i also want to know how to make those brown boards cause this is awesome

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