I am beyond thrilled with how my Ikea hack turned out! I always see these DIY projects with Ikea furniture but had yet to try my hand at it. I went on quite the internet deep dive for the perfect navy dresser with gold hardware. I found little that I loved and the couple that I did my husband vetoed reminding me that a baby does not need such a costly piece of furniture. Bless him. I started looking at Ikea because I was feeling like I just needed to get something so I could organize before baby’s arrival. I came across this unfinished pine piece, still had some energy left for a project and though what better time to create my own Ikea hack and get exactly what I want! I pictured the gold hardware to be very simple, which was great because it was inexpensive on Amazon. I choose “Nocturne Blue” by Behr and had them add a bit more black to it to get a deep navy. I love the look of semi-gloss for this type of piece because I think it elevates the look a bit. I painted three coats on the top but two everywhere else. I clear coated it since we are using it as a changing table with a basket, I wanted to protect my hard work! I could have sanded it and used less paint (pick your poison, I’d much rather paint). I love the finished product!
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Ikea “Tarva” Pine 6 drawer chest: $249 (it is 59.5″ x 36.25″)
One Quart of Behr Paint (Marquee, Interior, Semi-Gloss) in Nocturne Blue: $22.98 (I did two coats, three on the top and had some leftover to paint a step stool too)
12 Pack of Gold Knobs from Amazon: $23.99
2 4 packs of Gold Legs from Amazon: $47.72 ($23.86/each and I had two left over)
Minwax Polycrylic Top coat (clear, semi-gloss): $11.98 (for a half pint, it goes a long way)
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