DIY Ikea Dresser Makeover

DIY Ikea Dresser MakeoverA few of you noticed this from last week’s make your own art project, but YES! The pink dresser is in fact a DIY! I’ve always wanted a colorful dresser and somehow was able to convince Ryan to let me go pink when discussing our bedroom makeover…thank god we’re getting married! Since our budget is tight (that wedding is not going to pay for itself), instead of splurging on a designer dresser, I decided to give a classic Ikea one a makeover. Here’s how: DIY Ikea Dresser MakeoverMaterials

Ikea Tarva dresser
– Valspar furniture paint (color: Camille Pink)
– Sandpaper
– Polyurathane sealer
– Roller + brush
– Tarp
Hardware

The Tarva dresser is made of untreated wood making the painting process super easy since the surface is already prepped! You may need to give it a light sanding first depending on how rough the wood feels after you assemble it (I did!). Remove the drawers and hardware before painting.

DIY Ikea Dresser MakeoverI recently discovered Valspar’s furniture paint and am HERE for it! It applies so smooth and perfectly, plus it’s just the right amount of paint (I’m not trying to carry gallons of paint on the subway). I have a little left over that you’ll see again in another upcoming project. 100% not sponsored, just excited about how well it worked for this!

I ended up giving the dresser two coats of paint and it really doesn’t take too long to dry in between coats. All in all it only took me a few hours one afternoon. Once your paint is completely dry, give it about 24 hours, I recommend sealing with polyurethane. This is especially important if you plan on having items on top of the dresser. It’ll make it easier to clean and prevent scratches at the same time. 

DIY Ikea Dresser MakeoverThe brass pulls were a bit of an investment, but we actually waited for them to go on sale before taking the plunge. Anthro tends to have sales on their hardware, so always be on the lookout for a good deal before committing!

DIY Ikea Dresser MakeoverSo that’s the dresser, what do you think?! I may go back and change up the legs at some point, but for now I think it’s perfect for the space and I can’t wait to show you the rest of the room!

DIY Ikea Dresser Makeover