Ah, the ubiquitous IKEA Malm Dresser. This simple piece of furniture is the perfect blank canvas for a colorful and quirky makeover!
A lot of the dresser makeovers we feature are pieces that were in fairly bad shape and then get spruced up with a colorful or unique paint job. From the looks of it, someone attempted a painted makeover on this poor Lane dresser years ago, not once or twice, but three times. Is it beyond restoring to its former glory?
It's hard to believe that this dresser turned into the one pictured below, but Monica and Jess would swear it's the same one, and they should know, they did the makeover. At one time the dresser was used for a tool chest, but the ladies had other plans. Check it out:
Ombré was a big, huge deal last year, but this makeover takes a unique spin on the DIY decor trend!
While walking down the plumbing supply aisle in her local big box store Mandi was hit by inspiration. She decided to use PVC pipe to makeover an old dresser she had purchased at a garage sale for 50 dollars. Now, I know what you're thinking: How does one go about using PVC pipe to makeover a dresser?? Like this:
Whether you're on the fence, passionately opposed, or enthusiastically in favor of painting wood furniture (see Melanie's recent post "To paint or not to paint?"), you've got to admit that the "after" in this case looks pretty dang good.
Amy saw the potential in this Craigslist dresser and had to have it for her nursery. Some Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray paint, white knobs and vinyl stickers later, it's not recognizable.
It's not Monday so I hope Curbly doesn't ground me, but I just HAVE to share this makeover with you. Why the hurry, you ask? Because on Tuesday I read a comment left on a big important design blog in which a disgruntled commenter got his undies in a bunch over not being privy to the writer's step by step re-do process. To soothe some unnecessary DIY angst, I hope he finds his way to this very thorough tutorial by Mrs. Adventure.
I dunno. Maybe it's me, but it seems like I've come across a lot of makeover misses or 'not quite rights' these days. What do you think?
Remember the purple chandelier from awhile back? The color has popped up again in this dressing table makeover. The makeover-er, Lia, guessed the deco-style piece had been used in a salon as its drawers were badly stained
Coming across a decent dresser at a thrift shop is always a delight. The logistics of lugging it home and the time involved in 'flipping' are another story. Kristen, of Kristen F. Davis Designs in Atlanta obviously has worked out those details. Last week Design Sponge posted a Before and After of Kristen's jazzed up dresser project.
Good choice! For $75.00 each, two outdated, chipped Bombay chests were converted into updated, reflective silver leaf stunners. This silver leafing process is not nearly as intimidating as it looks. See step by step how Jenny at Little Green Notebook de-frumped her bargain Bombays and turned them into glamorous showpieces
Ikea's Rast dresser/side table/nightstand is a solid wood gem at only $39.99 USD. Lindsay from Penny People upped its knotty pine finish up a whole heap of notches with this simple update. This is what Ikea Hacks are all about...or, in this case, a thorough un-Ikea-ing.
"I was flipping through my latest issue of Style at Home Magazine last week I came across a set of side tables that were PERFECT for our bedroom. It had a little hint of glam...