If you’re looking for a bit more texture, then, explore overlays. These are thin panels of fretwork that you can stick on. Some can be painted over. The gold panels immediately brightened up the KALLAX below. Perhaps the effect you are looking for?
Another idea worth a try is a personalised front. Find a photograph you like and get it printed as an engineer’s print at your local copy shop like Staples or Office Depot. Still unsure? Read the tutorial here.
Hard projects: New fronts
Let’s move on to some harder hacks. This will require the use of power tools like a circular saw. Plywood drawer fronts are lovely and add a layer of texture to the dresser.
We’ve been talking a lot about embellishing the drawers but maybe the spot of colour can come from what’s around them instead. A butcher block or IKEA cover panels (eg. TORHAMN) may be used to wrap round the NORDLI. See more.
How do you like these ideas? Hope to see what you end up doing with your NORDLI dresser.
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