Resurfacing IKEA Furniture?
June 5, 2013 12:48 PM Subscribe
I've got a black IKEA Expedit bookcase that I've used as a surface the last two years or so, and it shows. For various reasons, I can't really move it from where it is right now (it's part of some custom built in furniture). How can I repaint or restain this thing to look a little better?
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. Basically, this bookcase functions as a big table in my small studio apartment, and the dings and dents have come from normal use. I'd like to make this surface look better, without stripping and restaining the entire piece and probably without moving it - it's part of some larger furniture, and realistically, I don't have somewhere in this space I could take it to. I've tried those paint retouching pens (they strip away again pretty quickly) and shoe polish (which didn't really set into the furniture). Any other tips?