I am so in love with this insanely chic + easy Ikea hack that I’m going to share with you today. Ikea is the huge giant store of lots of good pieces that are just aching to be made great. One day I’ll have to share with you how I shop Ikea with my designer eyes on, but let’s get back to this chic remix of the standard Ikea Malm 6 drawer dresser.
So this is where this dresser started, I’m sure you all are pretty familiar with it. It already comes half the way to chic with it’s modern simple lines. On its own with the right accessories it can make the designer cut. However for me, there’s just something about a dresser on legs that takes them to the next level.
I’ve been known for taking Ikea pieces to the next level, remember my Billy Bookcase Hack? How about my Designer Curtain Hack? Make sure you check those out before your next Ikea trip.
This dresser was inspired by the beautiful designer versions that I had seen on the internet with cute little feet were all well over $1,000 for a 6 drawer dresser this size. I felt like I could make my own for far far less. I thought that the Malm Dresser was a great starting point, because it is under $200 and I knew I would need only a few things to add the cute little chic designer-esque feet to achieve the look I was wanting.
- Ikea Malm Dresser
- 2 8ft 2×2 pine
- Stain of your choice
- Wood Glue
- Brad Nailer