Happy Friday everyone!!!
Sorry I’ve been MIA this week, strep and this almost 40-year-old body were at war the entire time. I’m still not well, but I’m better than I was a week ago.
I’ve got a fun makeover for you today! A while back I was contacted by Hickory Hardware and asked to take part in an IKEA Rast Challenge. They would send me the IKEA dresser, and I would make it over.
I thought it sounded fun so I told them to send it my way!
Now I have never been to IKEA before (I know … Gasp)! One just opened 3 hours from me, and I hope to remedy this soon. A lot of their furniture pieces are very simple and plain and come unassembled.
While I was sick, Topher put it together for me to help me see what I was working with.
As I said, it’s pretty bare bones and simple. For $34.99, you can’t expect much, but it was a lot shorter than I thought it was going to be.
I decided to add some legs to it to give it a bit more height.
The dresser has a weird little recessed part at the bottom, which I wasn’t loving. I added a piece of wood to the bottom of the front to make it flush with the drawers.
I then painted the whole shell of the dresser in Plaster Paint’s Silver Bling.
Then, to add a little pizzazz, I decided to add some details to each of the drawer fronts. I painted some trim in Plaster Paint’s Fireside and then attached the pieces along the perimeter of each drawer. It was still lacking a little, so I decided to add some decorative accents in the middle of each drawer — those I painted with the Fireside also.
The top looked a little unfinished, so I cut-down an old shelf I had in the garage, routed a curved edge across the top, and secured it to the dresser with screws coming up from the bottom. That left a little gap across the front between the old top and the new top, so I cut and added another piece of trim to hide it.
To top it off, I added these gorgeous Crystal Knobs that Hickory Hardware sent me!