DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!

Check out this stylish Cabrillo nail head chest, it would look great in our homes wouldn’t it? Take one look at the price, and it makes us think twice. Getting this look at home is easier than you think, with a $100 Ikea dresser, the possibilities are endless. Keep reading for full instructions to get you started!

BDB Tip: This same process is a great way to glam up headboards, mirrors, and any other boring furniture you may have.

DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!

$1,500, Safavieh Home Furnishings

DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!

$100, Ikea

Tools Needed:

  • Koppang dresser from Ikea
  • Gold Knobs
  • Gold Nail heads
  • Hammer
  • Drill

Instructions:

1. Decide what kind of nail head design you want and with a marker, mark holes where each tack will go. If your holes are 1 cm in diameter, your holes need to be 1 cm apart for a continuous line of tacks.

DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!2. Drill a guide hole (1/32 drill bit) for every tack if you have trouble nailing them in right away. Don’t drill all the way since you want to hammer your tack into the wood itself, or else it will fall right out.

DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!3. For a quick design, cut out a simple template from the internet and mark dots around it at 1 cm intervals.

DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!

DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!Mad In Crafts

4. Switch your knobs for classy gold ones and buy a glass top (also can be bought from Ikea) for the top of your chest. And…Voila!

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3 Responses to DIY Friday: Turn a Boring $100 Ikea Dresser into a $1,500 Nail Head Chest!

  1. Jenny says:

    Ouch – FYI: Don’t use a hammer to put tacks in – a wooden or rubber mallet will prevent the nails from scuffing or chipping or at least cover the hammer with a cloth. Cool idea though!

  2. Carla says:

    Where can I see the finished product?

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