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The connoisseur DIY fan makes a simple IKEA chest of drawers look instantly more expensive with a £10 Amazon tool & everyone is obsessed

WE love IKEA’s repairs as much as the next person – but honestly, their furniture can be a bit plain.

And while that’s all well and good when you’re on a budget and just the basics, what happens when you’re more settled in one place and fancy something more trendy?

Abi's unit was plain white when she first bought it

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Abi’s unit was plain white when she first bought itCredit: TikTok / @thewhitethistle
She gave it a new life with a £10 Amazon tool

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She gave it a new life with a £10 Amazon toolCredit: TikTok / @thewhitethistle

Instead of splurging on a brand new chest of drawers that better suits her interior style, TikToker Abi Hugo reveals how she gave her old trusty IKEA a whole new lease of life.

The the brand’s £115 HEMNES drawer is part of IKEA’s core collection – but Abi was keen to make the plain white wood look a little more rustic.

For starters, the clever DIY fan covers the top of the device and the inner drawers Frenchic Salt of the Earth painted – is a light beige shade that costs £19.95 for a 750ml tin.

When this paint was dry, Abi applied a thick layer Frenchic Sheen Ice Cream on top and then go over the wet paint with wood effect rubber roller she bought for a tenner on Amazon.

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“Once it dried, I re-brushed it with Salt of the Earth paint that had been watered down and finished it off with brown wax,” she explains.

And if you didn’t know the particle effect was fake, you wouldn’t know the chest wasn’t made of real pine.

The clip has garnered more than 630,000 views since it was posted late last year, and people have been stunned by the incredible transformation.

One person replied: “Wow that looks amazing!”

Another added: “Absolutely beautiful.”

Meanwhile, a third spat out: “You’re a genius!”

The budget-friendly tool has given the unit a luxurious finish

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The budget-friendly tool has given the unit a luxurious finishCredit: Amazon
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She used a roller to apply a thick layer of cream paint

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She used a roller to apply a thick layer of cream paintCredit: TikTok / @thewhitethistle

For more amazing home transformations, this Mom was quoted £100k for a house expansion so she built a new bedroom for her son with B&Q bargains.

And this The couple saved £7K to turn their boring semi-detached house into a 1950s paradise & now has a dressing room for all our vintage clothes.

Add this The frugal mom created her dream breakfast bar using a £3 bargain from Wilko, Facebook Marketplace & eBay.

My daughters share a room so we came up with an inexpensive solution to give us both some privacy.

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