We got so many incredible submissions to our July Giveaway and choosing a winner was far from easy! But, we ended up choosing this sweet little bookshelf painted by Kate Dreyer of Kate Decorates. We constantly tell our first-time Chalk Paint® buyers that is really is as easy as we say it is! Chalk Paint® sticks to just about everything, from wood to metal to glass, which is why the possibilities are endless!
Kate transformed these IKEA bookshelves with the help of a couple coats of Antibes Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. We love this bold hue and love the pop of color it can bring to any space.
Are you thinking about painting your IKEA furniture? If you plan to use Chalk Paint (which you should, save yourself a headache!) make sure you give it a good clean first (we like using a little bit of dawn dish soap and water) and wiping it down after with a lightly dampened towel first. The packing materials IKEA furniture comes in can sometimes leave behind a little oily residue that can make it hard for the paint to adhere, resulting in cracking. So don’t forget to prep your piece! Waxing it once you’ve finished painting will ensure the paint will last.
Congratulations to Katie for an adorable piece and for being named our July #SPPaintPro. Don’t forget to send us your transformations using our hashtag for a chance to win every month!