There is a CRUCIAL TRICK to painting Ikea furniture that is laminate! Zinsser B. Primer–this is CRUCIAL. This is a shellac based primer. You cannot use a water-based or oil-based primer that you may be used to.
Transfer a Photo onto a Slab of Wood: cover wood with gel medium; place paper picture-side down; firmly smooth out all bubbles; let dry overnight; gently rub wetted paper off; clean all paper residue off; cover with mod podge; let dry;