IKEA INGO Table DIY Makeover PART 2
We’re back with Part 2 of our IKEA INGO Table DIY Makeover! From a raw wood table to a beautifully aged home office desk, Jim takes the IKEA INGO Table to the next level! In Part 2, Jim shares his decorative finish tips and tools to transform a contemporary aesthetic into a weathered French Country inspired finish! We can’t wait for you to see the incredible final piece!
Create Faux Planks
We recommend allowing the table to dry at least 24 hours before beginning Part 2 of the IKEA INGO Table Makeover. Once the tabletop has fully dried, use painter’s tape to mark out the width of faux wood planks. For our project, Jim marked out the planks in varied widths. The two outside planks are 8″ wide and the two inside planks are 6.5″ wide.
With a utility knife, carve out grooves to create the effect of spaces (gaps) between each faux plank. For our project, the gaps are approximately ¼” wide. Smooth and clean the edges of the faux planks with sandpaper. Then dust the grooves with a chip brush to remove any debris.
To add character, poke the tabletop with a wood punch tool to replicate the look of wormholes in the wood surface. Try not to overdo the punching. The faux wormholes should appear random and unique, similar to how they’d naturally occur overtime in old wood.
Define the edges of each faux plank with Nature’s Wood Stain™ in Ebony. Working quickly, use a lightly damp, lint free cloth to wipe back the stain. Wiping back the stain helps to soften and blend the Ebony color into the previously stained Dark Walnut surface. Make sure to wipe back any rag marks for consistency.
Apply Nature’s Wood Stain™ in Roasted Pecan to the tabletop to create contrast and a warmer, richer tone. Allow the stained surface to dry a minimum of 72 hours before use. For optimal results, allow surfaces to cure up to 1 week before use.
OPTIONAL. Once the stain is dry, using a ball-peen hammer, bang up the edges and surface of the table to create the look of a well-used tabletop. The flat end of the hammer is great for dulling straight table edges. The ball end can be used to add small depressions on the table’s flat surface. Try to use a bit of restraint when replicating worn with time “imperfections”. The final result should look weathered and not battered.
Add Scumble Glaze
Apply a tinted Scumble glaze to the painted legs. For more contrast and depth against the Olive paint, we’ve chosen a darker paint mixture combined with Scumble. Antiquing the legs with a contrasting Scumble glaze will add patina and unify the overall finish of the table. If you’re unfamiliar with Artisan Enhancements™ Scumble Glaze, check out our blog post The Basics – Getting Started with Scumble Glaze.
After 72 hours of dry time, stained and glazed surfaces can be sealed with Artisan Enhancements™ sealers Clear Topcoat or Clear Finish (See Sealer Tip Sheet for proper sealer application). Seal the table legs with Clear Topcoat or Clear Finish Matte. An additional sealer over the wooden tabletop is not necessary, but can be applied if desired.
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