Ikea makes some great furniture. Often we can find another way to transform their furniture into something by adding or taking away certain elements. In the case of this Ikea Tarva dresser, a couple of minor changes allowed Diane from In My Own Style to convert it into a desk.
Her instructions also include a detailed list of items that will allow the process to go on without a hitch. The addition of caster wheels will allow the desk to be moved for cleaning. The pictures show us how she removed the legs to add the wheels. Adding a faux front to resemble a vintage desk was accomplished by adding thin sheets of wood.
The reproduction desk pulls convinces the decor that this desk was from a bygone era. Don’t let the numerous steps dissuade you from trying this on your own. With Diane’s instructions and pictures you too can make this dresser into a desk, it is a different design that is truly unique.