Susan from Saw Nail and Paint was shopping online when she came across an eye-catching coral dresser with brass hardware. It then continued to “stalk” her by popping up in advertisements for weeks. Susan took it as a sign and decided the coral beauty would become the inspiration for her next furniture piece. She snagged […Read More]
Jen from Girl in the Garage has started 2015 off with a bang with this awesome IKEA hack. Since Jen lives far from IKEA, she doesn’t usually have access to their budget-friendly furnishings. However, when Jen finally had the opportunity to visit the store, she snatched up a RAST chest for only $34.99 to make […Read More]
Angela from Blue i Style was browsing furniture stores when she came across a gorgeous dresser with leather drawer pulls. She knew the $1,600 dresser was way too expensive and impractical for her toddler son’s bedroom. However, Angela also knew an IKEA Hemnes dresser would look great dressed up with leather hardware and created her […Read More]
Sarah from Funcycled planned to refinish a mid-century modern dresser and wanted to do something outside-the-box. She came across West Elm’s patchwork dresser and new it would be the perfect look for her dresser. Sarah and her husband got to work sanding the dresser, painting the box white, and then staining the drawers in a variety of finishes. I love the contrast of the crisp white paint and stain. This is such a fun, statement-making piece!
Corinna from For My Love Of needed a real wood dresser for CHEAP. She didn’t want to wait around for one to materialize on Craigslist, so instead Corinna took the two-and-a-half hour trek to the nearest IKEA for their Rast Dresser. She doctored it up by gluing wood pieces on the drawer fronts to look just like the dresser she’d been eyeing from West Elm. Talk about a simple update!
Holly, one of the crafty gals behind My Sister’s Suitcase and a contributor at Tatertots & Jello, is quick to admit that she has “West Elm taste on a thrift store budget.” It was their wood tile furniture that flipped Holly’s DIY switch and motivated her on to update her current dresser with wood shims. The shims facilitated the project, allowing Holly to work with only limited tools and avoid cutting a bunch of wood. You’ve got to check out the before pics to appreciate how Holly totally changed the look of her dresser from traditional to modern.
This dresser from Erika at Retropolitan is such a beaut it’s hard to believe it was once a MAJOR eyesore. Like nasty peeling paint, tons of scratch and dents, and just plain old ugly! But Erika worked a miracle using some spray paint and wood veneers. The beauty of using veneers is that even a beat up piece can have a smooth, flawless wood finish without the grueling process of refinishing. And here’s the evidence to prove it!