IKEA Hack | TV Stand


(rock music) (upbeat music) – [Tresha] Hi guys! Welcome back to my channel. This is Tresha with an Ikea hack. This is the finished project here. This is a TV stand and I transformed it by adding glass and an overlay. So if this is something
that you are interested in doing, just keep watching. For this project, there are a
lot of items that are needed for the project, so to save
time I’m going to put all the items in the description box below. So I start out here, this is
the Ikea Besta Shelf Unit. I don’t have any doors here,
but I did purchase two. So we’re gonna start out first by taking a 22 grit sheet of sand paper and cut it in half. And then we gonna take one of the halves and cut it again to create a quarter. Two quarters. Okay, we just wanna use
one of those quarters and begin to sand the top
of it and the whole exterior following the grain of the wood. (mellow music) You wanna make sure you
have something on the floor because this kinda gets
a little bit messy. And you don’t have to put a
whole lot of pressure down. But you want to make sure
that it is completely sanded. You’ve gotten all of the grain. Okay, this is what it looks
like once I’ve finished sanding. You see it’s a little bit
of a mess, some dust there. So now, I’m going to get
ready to clean the surface. I damp my paper towel with some water and I’m beginning to clean the surface and as you can see how much grime that is, dust and paint on my cloth. So you wanna make sure since
my cloth is wet, I wanna make sure that the surface is
dry before I begin to paint. Okay, so now you wanna
take your Handy Paint Cup and a gallon size Ziploc bag, and this is if you want to reuse your cup, I just
put it in the inside. This is a really good trick
if you don’t want any mess. So this is the primer that I use, it’s an odorless, oil-based stain blocker. This works really good and
I know it says odorless, but it has a little bit of
a smell to it, but it’s not strong, like the others. So first I want to stir it, I’m using a plastic knife. You can use whatever, a paint stirrer or whatever you have on hand. You wanna make sure you stir it until you get a thick consistency. It’s still a little bit liquidy, there. OK, I’ve gotten to that thick
consistency so now I’m going to pour a little bit of
it in the Handy Paint Cup. Just not that much, you don’t
need that much for the project So you will see the Handy
Cup has a magnet on the side of it, which is really neat,
so your brush will not go anywhere once it’s in there. It’s really cool. So I’m beginning to put
my primer on the surface, on the top of the TV surface and I’m going from left to right with my brush strokes. This is the progress that
I’ve made on the top. Make sure that you get
a smooth and even layer. There. And then once you finish
painting with your primer you wanna dispose your brush,
or if you wanna keep it, you can keep it. Zip up your plastic bag and toss it out. And now you can reuse your
cup again for another time. So you wanna wait at least
30 minutes, I waited a day, for the surface to dry. Now I’m taking another
quarter of the sandpaper and beginning to sand. And you want to make sure that your area is covered, because this is kinda messy. You will see how much dust that is created by sanding this time around. You see all of that? Yeah this is the messy part. You wanna get in there,
you don’t want any ridges. As you sand, you want to
test the surface to make sure it’s smooth to touch. Okay, so this is me finished sanding, and I wiped the surface off again. So now I’m going to start
painting, and what I do is use a trash bag and I put
it over my painting tray. This is so I can reuse it again
and not have any, you know, mess or cleanup to do. I have a four inch foam paint roller. And I’m beginning to open up
the paint can that I have. I’m using black satin. It’s an acrylic latex paint. I make sure that I stir it first and then put it into the painter’s tray. So I like the foam roller, it puts a smooth layer on the surface. And it’s an even layer, which I like. So I’m going to start out here making sure my roller has paint, all over it, but not too much. You wanna take your brush
and begin to roll the top. You see how smooth that looks? This is the fun part. And as you can see, you
can still see the white, the primer that was on there, so I ended up having to do three coats, but that’s okay. I wanted to make sure that
there was no white visible, and that my color would last awhile. Okay, so once you’ve finished
painting, I’m not going to use the foam brush anymore,
so I’m going to dispose of it and just put it all in the
trash bag that I have there. Voila! And just throw it in the
trash and you’re good to go. So now I’m just shaking my spray can. I’m using gold foil, Nylon
is the brand, I believe. I’m spraying from left to right. I ordered two overlays,
these are the overlays that you see here. And the name of it will be
in the description box below. This is really… I love these overlays. And they’re specific for Ikea. So this is what it looks
like once you spray it, and I did both sides, front and back and for the other overlay. You will need two for this project. So once you’ve done that, I’ve
decided to paint the inside of the doors, so it’s the same process. You want to sand it, prime
it, and then paint it. And that’s what it looks like painted. Okay, so now you have, I have
two pieces of cut mirror. And you can get this done at Lowe’s, it’s 24 inch by 24 inches. I mean, this is really
cheap, I think I paid less than $30 for two pieces. So you want to make sure
the surface is clean, I’m using isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. I’m just gonna wipe the
surface and I’m using gloves so I won’t leave any prints. So once that’s done, I’m
taking this glue that’s specific for mirror. I
have a caulk gun here, this is actually my first time using it. I’m going to show you, because
I think this is very helpful. So you have the lever in
the back, and what you do is just pull it out. And then on the side, this is really neat, I don’t know if all
the caulk guns have it, but there is a hole,
you can see that there. You use it to cut off the
tip of the glue stick. So you just put the tip in
there and then press the trigger down and it cuts it to the length that you want it. That’s neat. And then once you’ve cut the tip off, you just want to insert it in
the caulk gun and just press the trigger until the glue comes down. So here I’m going zig zag putting the glue onto the front of the door. This was not easy guys,
I just want you to know, you have to put a little
force to it, but that’s okay. I got a thin strip, I didn’t
want it to be too thick. I’m making sure I get
into all the grooves here. So once that’s done, you
put the glass on top of it. You wanna let that sit for at least a day. That’s at least what I did, before I put the overlay over it. These are the clamps that I used. I used five large clamps for each door. And these are the real deal,
you just put it on there, just be very careful. And you will see there
is some space there, but we are going to cover
up with the overlay. So I’m using Liquid Nails
here, the smaller version, because I just want to put little dots around the overlay. You will see this is how it looks with all the little dots there. So next you just pick it up and
put it on top of the mirror. Make sure it’s centered and
it’s covering the edges. So this is how it looks,
and I had this clamped down. A tip is to put cloth in
between, before you put your clamps on there, so it
will not cut up your overlay. But this is the finished
project here, after this, this is the last step, then
you put the doors onto the Besta Shelf Unit, and
this is what it looks like. This is like a weekend project, but wow! This looks really good
and it’s very inexpensive. This kinda thing goes for, like, $600. So I hope you enjoyed this project. Thank you for watching. Be sure to like and subscribe below, and on Instagram at Designsbytresha. What DIY project would
you like to see next? Add your idea in the
comment section below. See you next time!

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