I used a combination of chalk and flat paint to get my desired color of olive green.
I also applied a sealing wax finish to the dresser after several days, to help protect the paint.
To protect the floor, I used furniture felt pads on the HEMNES feet
Rustic Kitchen Island Project How-To:
1. Assemble HEMNES dresser per IKEA instructions or if it’s already assembled, leave the top portion of the dresser. I find that this provides more stability to the kitchen island.
2. Paint the dresser to the desired color. I would wait 1-2 days until the color really settles.
I ended up having to get a different green, due to the first go round was not the desired color of olive green I was looking for (see pictures).
The first color was a chalk paint and the second was regular flat paint. After a couple of days, when I was satisfied with the color, I applied the sealing wax. You may need 1-2 coats, depending on your preference.
I also decided to paint the knobs a gold dust color, to match the mirror.
#2 Compact kitchen island with stainless steel top and drawers
After digging around on Etsy for what seemed like a million years, CommandoGirl still couldn’t find one that provided enough storage and was also small enough to fit into the limited space in her kitchen. So, enter the Hemnes dresser. And out came her small kitchen island with drawers.