DIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!

Wow! Take a look at this remarkable makeover from a cheap Ikea dresser, turned into a glamorous piece of furniture! Just shows how with a little imagination, you can create a beautiful piece of high-end looking furniture to wow your guests!

Ikea Version:

DIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!TimmyThe WienerDog

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DIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!

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Keep reading for instructions on how to create your own Ikea Greek key dresser!

Instructions:

  1. Paint the dresser your desired color, here we used gold acrylic spray paint for the trim and a baby blue for the restDIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!TimmyThe WienerDog
  1. Measure out thin pieces of wood for your Greek keys, depending on how you want them (vertically, horizontally, big, small) making sure that the keys will cover any knob holes

DIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!Proper Hunt

  1. Using a miter saw, cut, glue, and paint (two coats) on the Greek keys. Don’t paint the back since it will be glued onto the dresser.

DIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!TimmyThe WienerDog

  1. Glue the Greek keys, and voila!

DIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!TimmyThe WienerDog

BDB Tip: I recommend finding a dresser without a laminate finish such as this one from Ikea which is easier to paint.

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7 Responses to DIY Friday: Turn a $35 Ikea Dresser into a $3,000 one!

  1. Jason @ Chesterfield sofa says:

    I always find IKEA furniture easy to adapt and ‘improve’ but that’s what they are for, is it not?

    This is really good and I think I’ll be trying it, but then you can always add your own twist too!

    Thanks

    • Suzy Q says:

      Hey Jason!

      Thanks for the comment, I also love adding a twist to Ikea furniture. It’s so easy since most of their furniture is like a “blank canvas” just waiting for you to add some creativity! Stay tuned for more great ideas!

      Suzy Q

  2. Jenny@Simcoe Street says:

    This is absolutely amazing! Pinning this 🙂

  3. Alyssa says:

    Where did you get those lamps? I love them!

    This is such a great idea. I am going to Ikea tonight to pick up that dresser!

    • Suzy Q says:

      Hey Alyssa! I believe the lamps are vintage. Look around at your local thrift stores and see if you can find some retro lamps to match your new dresser!

      XOXO,

      Suzy Q

  4. kimberly says:

    Hi, love what you did on this dresser. Do you have the aqua paint name?

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