A Rattan Revamp: IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

Today, we’ll explore how @flop.or.not transformed a standard IKEA Tarva dresser into a stunning rattan masterpiece. With just a few simple steps, you can create this look and add a touch of boho-chic to your space.

Materials Required

To begin, you’ll need the following:

  • IKEA Tarva Dresser
  • Measuring tape
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain
  • Cane webbing
  • Handles

The Makeover Process

STEP 1: Order and Assemble the Dresser

Order the IKEA Tarva Dresser and assemble it according to the provided instructions.

STEP 2: Measure Drawer Fronts

Use your measuring tape to determine the size of the drawer fronts. This will help ensure you cut the right size for the cane webbing.

STEP 3: Cut Drawer Fronts

Cut the drawer fronts to the appropriate size based on your measurements.

STEP 4: Sanding

Sand the entire dresser to ensure a smooth surface. This will allow the stain to be applied evenly and enhance the final result.

STEP 5: Apply Stain

Apply your chosen wood stain to the dresser. This will give the dresser a finished look and add a layer of protection.

STEP 6: Apply Cane Webbing

Now, for the fun part – applying the cane webbing! Cut the webbing to the size of the drawer fronts and secure it to each drawer.

STEP 7: Attach Handles

The final touch to this transformation is attaching the handles. Choose a design that complements the rattan aesthetic for a cohesive look.


With these simple steps, you can transform a standard IKEA Tarva Dresser into a stylish rattan piece that’s perfect for any room. This project by @flop.or.not showcases how a simple hack can completely revamp a piece of furniture, proving that with a little creativity, the possibilities are endless.

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