IKEA Tarva dresser hack
By: Oh Lovely Day
My taste in interiors far surpasses my budget. What I want and what is affordable don't always match up. But sometimes we can make the affordable look like the expensive piece of furniture we had our heart set on with a little (or a lot) of creativity and elbow grease. Don't we all want stylish and chic furniture on an Ikea budget? Here's how I turned my raw wood Ikea Tarva dresser into one that looks gorgeous and way more expensive.
- Ikea Tarva dresser
- White paint (I used Annie Sloan's chalk paint—no primer needed!)
- Gold spray paint
- Paint brush, mini paint roller, or preferred method of painting
- Painter's tape (to tape off between white and gold)
- Hardware of choice (I used these brass ring pulls with diamond backing.)
Step 1: Remove original hardware/knobs that come with dresser.
Step 2: Remove drawers, and place dresser and drawers on a drop cloth or plastic in a well ventilated area.
Step 3: First paint body of dresser. While that is drying, paint drawers. Apply two coats (you may need three depending on paint used and whether you needed or used a primer).
Step 4: Once you've done the number of coats you want and paint is dry, tape off white around base/kickboard of dresser and paint it gold. You may need two coats of gold as well.
Step 5: After all paint is dry, add new gold/brass hardware of your choice. I used these drawer pulls.