Top 23 Ikea Dresser Hack Ideas For Your Bedroom
Is your Ikea dresser in need of some revitalization? These Ikea dresser hack ideas will amaze you…then inspire you to update and personalize your own dresser!
Hacks. Man, I love hacks – especially a good Ikea hack. It seems like there are endless opportunities and possibilities with these Swedish accessories!
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Perhaps you bought an Ikea dresser when you were just out of college or newly married. You know, when you could barely rub two pennies together yet you needed something to hold all your clothes.
After all, finding a sturdy yet beautiful (and affordable) dresser is a tall order.
That’s why Ikea is so hugely popular! Their furniture is affordable and also constructed so well that it can withstand the test of time.
Now it’s been – what, 10 years (?) – and it’s time for some serious updating. Your dresser is just begging to be “hacked” into something truly remarkable…something unique that fits into your current decor. Perhaps even something that looks much more expensive than Ikea would ever design and sell. Hey, no judgment here!
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Top Ikea Dresser Hack Ideas
If you were to do a random Google search for “Ikea dresser hack,” you would find a mind-boggling number of dresser hacks designed for every type of dresser that Ikea makes. Believe me, there are TONS of ideas out there, all with varying levels of design and ease of creating them.
Rather than let you spend your time scrolling through picture after picture online, I’m bringing the hits to you. I’m giving you the best of the best…the creme de la creme…only the TOP Ikea dresser hacks for you, my friends!
So, if you’ve been wondering how to turn your plain, inexpensive Ikea dresser into a unique treasure or a work of art, look no further. This list of Ikea dresser hacks will have you dreaming up how and when to hack your own dresser.
1. Cane Webbing Drawers | Domino
I love this design! Use a jigsaw to make rectangular cutouts in each of the drawer panels. Then, staple cane webbing on the inside of each drawer panel.
Stain the entire dresser to complete this very chic, expensive design.
2. West Elm Inspired Design | Kristina Lynne
Love West Elm but your wallet doesn’t? Create a copy cat with an Ikea dresser hack. This design is so simple and yet so effective that your dresser will suddenly look like you spent hundreds of dollars more than you did when you bought it.
3. Overlay Drawer Panels | Erin Spain
Quick, take another look at this Ikea hack from my talented friend, Erin! It’s stunning. Along with some paint, brass finger pulls, and mid-century legs, this hack includes attaching contrasting overlays to the front panel of each dresser to EASILY transform an Ikea Tarva dresser into this stunning and unique piece!
4. The Legs Say It All | Sarah Sherman Samuel
Who knew that simply trimming your dresser legs at an angle could make such a huge impact on the look of your dresser? Trimming the legs doesn’t cost ANYTHING and yet it turns your dresser in an elegant piece. Add some paint and some nice brass pulls for a quick and easy hack you’ll love.
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5. Hemnes Overhaul | Apartment Therapy
The Hemnes dresser is unparalleled in terms of hackability! Thanks to its simplicity, affordability, durability, and the fact that it’s made out of pure wood, the Hemnes dresser is a top choice when you’re looking for an Ikea piece to purchase.
For this Ikea dresser hack, all you need are some custom legs, sleek pulls, and black chalk paint.
6. Gold Campaign | A Beautiful Mess
With just a little bit of work, you, too, can turn your Ikea dresser into a DIY designer gold campaign dream. All it takes is some paint, brass pulls and corner braces.
7. Cool Hardware | The Fox and She
Paint goes a long way, but cool hardware seriously takes any furniture hack to a whole new (better) level. For this dresser hack, simply paint your Ikea dresser any color high-gloss lacquer that you want and add cool hardware to the drawers.
I could look at those cup pulls all day long!
8. Applique for the Win | Bless’er House
If your heart is just crying out for a girly makeover, there’s no need to look any further than this dresser hack idea.
Paint the dresser white and add some same-color appliques to each drawer panel along with some flower knobs for an easy hack that looks all fancy-schmancy and girly!
9. Rast Hack | Hawthorne and Main
This hack looks like a stencil was used, but nope. All it took was some good ol’ fashioned painter’s tape and paint to create that cool stencil effect.
I love the contrast of the paint against the natural wood and the fun knobs.
10. Frugal and Quick | DIY Don’t Ya
This may be the quickest and least complicated hack on this list, but it certainly does the trick. With those amazing pulls and the terrific paint job, no one would ever think this dresser was from Ikea.
11. Mid-Century Modern | Kristi Murphy
All you need for this hack are glue, scissors, and a screwdriver!
Want to get it done even faster? Bonus points if you can use a drill. 😉Another West Elm-inspired hack, this mid-century modern hack is chic and very easy to accomplish. Oh, those hairpin legs!
12. Vintage Chalk Paint | Hunker
Wow, this transformation of this dresser is astounding. The wood dowels, brass pulls and “linen” chalk paint come together to truly create a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture.
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13. Scarf Organizer | Thistlewood Farms
There’s a scarf organizer built onto the side of this dresser! The rest of this Ikea dresser hack is very simple: Paint the dresser, paint borders on the drawers and add knobs. Overall, a very simple hack.
Did I mention the scarf organizer? I need one of those.
14. Contact Paper Hack | Homedit
When I look at this dresser, I see painter’s tape and paint and more painter’s tape for a fairly complex and time-consumer hack. Nothing could be further from the truth!
This hack was accomplished with contact paper! Super quick and easy – and the beautiful glass knobs give it a very charming touch.
15. Textured Linen Panels | Centsational Style
Woah. I had to take another look at this one.
It’s fabulous, very imaginative, and adds a ton of depth. Simply paint the dresser and add textured linen panels to the front of each drawer then frame it out with molding. Add satin nickel circle pulls to complete the effect!
16. Tarva Makeover | Oh Lovely Day
Paint the dresser while leaving the legs a natural color. Finish off your makeover with the super fun hardware of your choice.
17. Paint and Knobs | It All Started With Paint
There’s a reason that paint and hardware are the most popular hack choices for Ikea dressers. They are cheap and effective. When your wallet can’t afford an expensive piece of furniture, do you really think it can afford an expensive makeover?
Bottom line: you can’t go wrong with classic paint and fun hardware.
18. Lion Head Drawer Pulls | Cup Half Full
Yep, you read that right. Take a look at this baby!
Remember what I said about cool hardware taking any hack up a level? The lion head drawer pulls seriously make this Ikea dresser hack spectacular. No one else on your block will have a dresser like this one!
19. Nautical Style Dresser | The Happy Housie
Got a beach house – or maybe a houseboat? This hack is for you! I cannot get over those dock cleat handles. How creative is that?
Check out the tutorial to find out how to tie those nautical handles.
20. Ombre Ikea Dresser Hack | DIYs
If you have read any of the previous Ikea hack posts, you know that I’m a total sucker for a good ombre hack! This one is top-notch, and I love those glass drawer pulls!
Plus, the dresser ties into the room decor like they were meant for each other.
21. Graphic Look | Style at Home
This hack is terrific and shows how a dresser doesn’t need to live in a bedroom. After distressing the drawer edges, adding paint, stenciled numbers and castors on the bottom, this practical Ikea dresser hack lives in the laundry room to provide some serious storage.
22. Fabric Panels | A Step in the Journey
Adding fabric to furniture just gives the piece a dimension that nothing else can quite achieve. The process in this hack is similar to the one listed above, but the effect is much different.
Can’t you just see this dresser in a child’s bedroom?
23. Be Bold With Color | The Crafted Life
If you love living a colorful life, embrace it!
Paint your Ikea dresser any color that just calls to you and add some stand-out hardware.
This example is just perfect. Look at how the color ties in the rest of the room around it while also making a pretty powerful impression on its own.
When what you are wanting to buy to decorate your home doesn’t match what your wallet can afford, go to Ikea.
You’ll find furniture that fits your wallet and ANY decor. Then, you can take your cookie-cutter furniture and hack it into something truly incredible with the inspiration you just got from these ideas. I hope you found your new favorite design here.
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