Malm Hack with Overlays

I wanted to customize my Ikea Malm storage units: 2- 2 drawer chests, 2-4 drawer chests, 1-3 drawer chest, 1- 6 drawer chest, and 1- 6 drawer dresser.

I arranged the 2- 4 drawer chests, with the 6 drawer chest between them, the 3 drawer chest & 6 drawer dresser under the TV ,and 2- 2 drawer chests as night stands.

I ordered the “Caci” overlay from  and “diamond” knobs from Amazon.

The possibilities for this are endless!

I had many scenarios, as you can see, but chose the one below.


I spray painted the overlays black and glued them to the top drawers of the units. I made a paper template for the knob pattern for easy replication, and  used a small drill bit, drilled the holes into the drawer front, and attached the knobs.

Malm Hack with Overlays

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I am very pleased with my Custom Malm pieces!

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