This is actually a Malm dresser I had hacked before with some Mod Podge and fabric. Unsatisfied with how it worked in my bedroom space, I tried to make it look a little more grown up, while keeping it a strong and unique feature piece. Here’s what I did:
1) To prep: Sanded down and primed the dresser and drawers.
2) To paint: Applied 3-4 coats of acrylic paint color “Harvest Pumpkin Orange.”
3) To decorate: Used 3M blue painter’s tape to create crisp border lines on the drawers’ faces. I used a thicker consistency acrylic paint called Liquitex BASICS in Black.
4) To seal: I used Mod Podge to seal the acrylic paints.
5) KEY feature: I found these great over sized keys from Michael’s that I wanted to buy, but didn’t know how to use them. Luckily, this project gave me a chance! I painted the keys black using the same paint I used on the drawers. I picked 3 different pairs of antiquated styles.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.