I told you I was going to get creative... Well here is my Campaign Inspired Dresser!
We have had a very dark Malm Dresser (actually 2 smaller pushed together) for just over a year now. Our dresser moved to the baby's room so we settled for the Ikea standard. Ideally I would have searched Craigslist for a steal to refinish, but at 8 months pregnant, in the Atlanta heat, this deal was too easy & convenient to pass up. There is nothing wrong with Ikea (as I have mentioned before) everything just feels out of the box (literally). In redoing our bedroom I wanted something a little special.
I have had this idea in my head for MONTHS now, so it was nice to see how quickly & successfully (I think) it came together. Here's how it all began:
I spray painted the drawer fronts with Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy in Almond. This spray paint is perfect for Ikea veneered, laminated items. Your colors are limited, but it only requires one coat, no sanding, no priming & no sealing! The finish is self leveling & comes out a perfect glossy sheen. The only negative is it takes 4-5 hours to dry completely.
To create the corners I took flat L braces & applied the smallest amount of Liquid Nails on the back.
I added some left over nailheads I had from the headboard instead of the screws that came with the braces. Not the traditional Campaign look, but I thought it needed a little something to finish it.
Overall, this look is definitely Campaign Inspired & for around $18 I can live happy with our Ikea Dresser for a few more years.
|Not styled yet...|
Do you have any Ikea Hacks? I'd love to see them!