IKEA Hack: Gold-Accented Värgyllen
This is the last of my 3-part cushion cover DIY series inspired by a recent segment I produced for The Marilyn Denis Show. This one isn't in the styled vignette because it was the one I actually demonstrated doing on the show — in about 3 seconds. During set up and rehearsal the day before the show producer Nicholas Vasil and I determined that I needed a quick and easy version of the painting DIY for an on-camera demo. I wanted to show the idea of embellishing an existing print fabric with gold. Et Voilà.
My jumping off point for this creative direction was as simple as the project itself — I was aiming to give the IKEA Värgyllen cushion cover a dose of Kelly Wearstler style inspired by her Mulholland china pattern for Pickard. I first came across the Vägryllen last year when I used a couple in a cottage makeover project that you will see published in the August issue of Canadian House & Home, which is hitting newsstands any day now. This cushion cover is a fantastic decorator staple and costs SEVEN DOLLARS!! That's $7. Actually no, less than that: SIX DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS. It KILLS.
- 1 IKEA Värgyllen cushion cover
- painter's tape
- paint brush (I used a stencil brush, you can use whatever paint brush you have)
- Pébéo Setacolor fabric paint in gold
OK people, are you ready for the second simplest DIY instructions I've ever written? Here goes:
- Use painter's tape to tape off the gold stick shapes.
- Paint the taped off areas. Remove tape immediately.
- Allow paint to dry.
- Iron to set paint according to paint packaging instructions.
- Nope, there is no step 5. You are done. (Although, entre nous, I think mine could use another gold stick right in the centre there...)