Office Update: Hale Navy IKEA Cabinet Makeover

Tips for painting laminate IKEA furniture and the best navy blue
paint color perfect for adding pop to a neutral room.

It’s a good day for an IKEA furniture makeover! (Side note: I
really miss the long, blissful strolls through that gigantic
Swedish mouse maze.)

Back in April, we had no idea when IKEA would open back up so we
shelled out $100 to have two
IKEA Liatorp cabinets
delivered for the office.

And you know what? Zero regrets. Because even with that hefty
delivery fee, these were still way cheaper than all of the other
storage cabinets I’d looked into and they fit this space
perfectly!

Hale Navy IKEA Liatorp Cabinet Makeover for a Home Office

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If you missed the journey thus far on our home office
makeover, you can catch up here:

Here’s the thing about painting IKEA furniture. You have to
know the method
(which I’ve shared before)
. Because if you don’t, that
paint will just peel riiiiiight off.

But extra tip about painting glass storage cabinets (or any
glass furniture) especially… this little can of Masking
Liquid
is worth every penny. Trust me on this.

Hale Navy IKEA Liatorp Cabinet Makeover for a Home Office

I wiped down the entire piece with
Liquid Deglosser
, brushed on the
Masking Liquid
to let it dry, and applied a coat of
KILZ Adhesion
. That’s the trick.

I prefer to use Benjamin Moore Advance on furniture that I want
to cure to a hard finish but want the flexibility to customize the
color. (Fusion
Mineral Paint
is a second fave of mine if you’re okay with
choosing from a set collection of colors.)

So I sampled a bajillion shades of blue.

Hale Navy IKEA Liatorp Cabinet Makeover for a Home Office

And I landed on Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, which is pretty much
the best navy paint color of all time!

Hale Navy IKEA Liatorp Cabinet Makeover for a Home Office

I already managed to store some things in the cabinets. And we
hung up these
curtains
, these curtain rods,
and rolled out this rug.

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It finally feels like a real, almost pulled together room!
(Minus some construction dust on the floor but we’ll pretend
that’s not there.)

Hale Navy IKEA Liatorp Cabinet Makeover for a Home Office

They look so perfect alongside our
DIY shower curtain art
we made a couple of weeks ago!

Hale Navy IKEA Liatorp Cabinet Makeover for a Home Office

That finish line is almost in sight.

Here’s what’s left on the office makeover to-do list
now:

Office Makeover To-Do List:

  • Build pair of closets
  • Install double French doors
  • Paint walls & ceiling
  • Install closet doors
  • Build closet shelving
  • Move air vent
  • Paint doors
  • Hang art
  • Hang curtains
  • Assemble furniture
  • Paint cabinets
  • Install lighting
  • Decorate & style

And if you want
more IKEA makeovers and hacks, you can find a bunch of them
here.

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