A while back we bought the cheapest, plainest IKEA chest of drawers in the world to hide away in our wardrobe for a little extra storage. Then before we moved into our new place I had an idea to make these into cute and equally practical bed side tables!
What you’ll need:
Gold Shell Drawer Pulls, pack of 20 – £12.99 on eBay
2 x Ikea Rast chest of drawers – £20 each
Dulux Satinwood paint in Night Jewels 2 ~ £10
Three Simple Steps:
Paint! I only had to do one coat on the untreated pine & the finish looked perfect instantly.
Measure out the handles. So this was the most difficult part, making sure each handle on each drawer is perfectly aligned with the next. I ended up using a piece of A4 lined up to the corner and marking the holes, definitely not the most technical way, but i’m happy with the outcome even if it’s not 100% perfect
Screw! Little gold screws were provided with the handles so just screw these into the marked holes (don’t worry about the original holes the handles cover them perfectly!)
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.