IKEA Malm Dresser Hack (before and after)



I have been busy this month trying to finish up some of the projects on my to do list before school starts. As I was working on my daughters room, I decided to paint her dresser to give it a new look. Her IKEA MALM dresser was very functional but a little boring.
After a little bit of paint, some new knobs and overlays, it looks like a completely different piece of furniture. 

I ordered the overlays from here. There are so many options for different IKEA furniture, you can truly customize your own furniture and make it one of a kind. 

I found the knobs at home depot, I believe I paid about $30 for all 8.

If you want an approximate cost breakdown:

Dresser: $99.99
Overlays: $28.00
Paint: $16.00
Knobs: $30.00
Poly seal: $8.00 

Total: $181.99

Off course I already the dresser from a few years back, so it cost me $82 to refinish the dresser. 





I bought hi-gloss paint with built in primer at home depot, I used a small roller and gave it 2 coats. 
After the paint was dry, I sealed it with two coats of polyurethane, which I also applied with a small roller. 
The next day after my dresser was dry, I measured and drilled my holes and put in my hardware. Afterwards I superglued my overlays on. 







 Have you done any IKEA Hacks lately? Leave a link below, I would love to see your project :)

Thanks for visiting, 












8 comments:

  1. This looks AMAZING! I have the Brimnes wadrobe in my daughter's room and you have inspired me! Fabulous!

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  2. I love the shade of turquoise! I can't make out the name or number...

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  3. Love what you did! Has this dresser held up well with your kids? I've been looking for new dressers and they all seem so flimsy these days - bottoms falling out, etc.

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  4. I've seen a lot of Ikea hacks and this is one of my favorites! So cute and totally glam!

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  5. Where is the bedding from so cute!

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    1. Thank you, it is from pottery barn teen.

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  6. What material are the overlays, and where are they from? Thanks, just a cute transformation!

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