Looking for an IKEA dresser hack? This IKEA white dresser is transformed with paint and hardware. DIY instructions included.
This post is brought to you by the snow….
….and a really good cup of coffee.
Yesterday I was working on this project. It was early in the morning and the sun was rising. I was humming the Glade commercial and painting and organizing in between sips of the perfect cup of coffee.
And just as I thought the morning couldn’t get any more perfect, I looked outside the window.
There it was.
The first snowfall of the year.
Big fluffy flakes floating down and covering the grass in front of the gatehouse.
I paused and walked to the window and took a sip of coffee and closed my eyes. I wanted to remember this moment for the next few months of winter when I stop gazing in awe….
….when I start rolling my eyes at the snow. 🙂
Here’s a fun way to organize your scarves with this easy IKEA white dresser hack.
IKEA White Dresser Hack
1. Start with a basic dresser
I began the journey with a Rast IKEA White Dresser. You can see the before here.
I forgot to take a picture before we started this project.
2. Paint it Mindful Gray
Here’s an almost before.
This is about the point that I remembered that I should be taking pictures.
3. Cut out 1 x 3’s out of pine for scarf organizer
You will need to cut 2 pieces of 21 1/2″ pieces of pine.
Then 2 pieces of 11″ pine.
Then 1 piece of 9″ pine.
Assemble as shown.
4. Drill evenly spaced holes in the sides of the 21 1/2″ pieces
Adjust the sizes of the holes to the size of your dowel rod.
We used 1/2″ dowel rods, so we drilled the holes slightly larger.
Cut the dowels about 9 1/2″.5. Assemble and glue everything in place
I used wood glue to attach all the pieces.
You can either clamp them together or use painter’s tape to hold them together.
When you are finished it should look like this.
Let it dry and paint it with the coat of SW Mindful Gray to match the rest of the piece.
Now it’s ready for organizing.
You can add scarves or jewelry or belts.
I finished the piece by taping off the front drawers with tape and adding a white border and a small white square around each of the knobs.
I really wanted to highlight how pretty they are.
I love the look of these knobs.
I painted the white square around them so they could have their day in the sun…..
….or their day in the snow. 🙂
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