Ikea dresser goes retro

Materials: 3 drawer pine wood dresser

Description: This is a 3-drawer pine wood dresser I bought at Ikea about 5 years ago. I don’t think they sell them anymore, hence I couldn’t find out the name.

My inspiration for this IKEA hack was the Illustration “3 Children Riding an Elephant” by Shinzi Katoh. I sanded the surfaces a little bit and applied a primer. Then I painted the dresser in the final colors.

For the numbers I created a stencil by simply printing them out on a sheet of paper. Then I cut the numbers out with a cutting knife, taped them on the drawer and used a piece of cloth to dab the white paint on top of the dried coat of paint. Voila! An old IKEA dresser got a fresh retro look.

See more of the painted chest.

~ Daniela Nelke, Chicago