Monday, October 26, 2015

Ikea Tarva dresser makeover

I have been on the hunt for a dresser since I made over my daughter's room back in January. I searched Craigslist and our local thrift shops, but everything I liked was way too expensive especially for second hand. Then I saw this Ikea dresser hack on Pinterest.

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I knew instantly that it was just what her room needed. My husband and I made the short trip to Ikea and picked up a Tarva dresser. After he assembled it, it looked like this.

I gave it a nice coat of primer and white paint.

I used this FolkArt metallic gold paint on the base of the dresser and added the same knobs from Menards as the inspiration dresser. 

Before and after

I am in love with how this dresser turned out. 
I also added some new artwork that my daughter picked out to finish off that side of the room.

Since her room reveal we've added some new accessories to the other side of her room.

I found the coral bean bag chair on clearance at Target for $9.99 and the gold HELLO pillow is from Hobby Lobby.
You can see the entire room reveal here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I always love an IKEA transformation. Love the gold accents on yours!

  2. wonderful job! Ikea and Hobby Lobby are my two go-to places for getting things how I want them in my room. we just did a MAJOR bedroom renovation, turning the entire attic into a large bedroom for three.