Looking for an IKEA dresser hack? This IKEA white dresser is transformed with paint and hardware. DIY instructions included.

IKEA Dresser Hack

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 Hack Dresser Project

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.

IKEA Dresser Hack 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.

IKEA Dresser Hack DIY Dimensions

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.

Scarf Organization DIY Project

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″.IKEA Furniture HACK5.  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.

Scarf Organization Project

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.

Scarf Organizaer

Now it’s ready for organizing.

You can add scarves or jewelry or belts.

Just like these.IKEA Hack Dresser Project

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.

IKEA Dresser Hack

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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  1. Image for Mary Patterson Mary Patterson

    Love it! Great idea, both my scarves and belts are stashed in a mixed up frenzy in drawers. Pull one, get ten!

  2. Image for renee renee

    We just did two ikea tarva dressers for nightstands. Just chalkpaint/wax and fancy knobs. Anyhoo - I wear a ton of scarves and my fav way to store them are the scarf hangers! Have you seen those?

  3. Image for Regina Regina

    It WAS a pretty snow, wasn't it? :) Love the dresser idea!!!! Now, I need to go buy more SCARVES, so that I will HAVE to do it. Isn't that how it works? ;)

  4. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    What a wonderful idea and I really think it is pure inspiration to frame the lovely pulls on the drawers. I am so ashamed to admit that my scarves are stuffed in any drawer they will fit it. When I go to look for one it is a major investigation!! That's when I get distracted and start looking at all the good finds that are in the drawer. I even discover things I've been looking for and now I find them and I don't know why I needed them :-( Your idea would be great even on an existing chest of drawers! Have a great weekend and I saw enough snow before we escaped the north. Thank you very much. My poor ole bones can't take the cold weather.

  5. Image for Karen Karen

    Ok my Dear! Spill it! Where did you find these drawer pulls???? They are gorgeous!!!! You did a beautiful job on this. Thanks for all your inspiration!

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