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Antiquing the TARVA Dresser

I used TARVA as a base. Anything from IKEA that are actually “real wood” are really good base to hack.

IKEA TARVA dresser

Photo: IKEA.com

I purchased antique looking legs and ornamental wood pieces.

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After staining wood, I used “milk paint” to make it look like a real vintage. After few coat and when it’s dry, I lightly sanded so the base color (wood stain) would show.

This will make the dresser really like a vintage.

Antiquing Wardrobe Dresser - painting process

After paint is done, I used antiquing wax.
I also purchased vintage looking cabinet nobs.

Antiquing wardrobe dresser - vintage knobs

Antiquing the TARVA dresser

~ Yuki Takahashi

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