But did you know you could elevate these basic pieces of dresser into truly unique, customized decor? Let’s dive into the artistic transformation of an IKEA TARVA dresser by @alanagennara, who has an uncanny knack for turning simple pieces into something extraordinary.
To recreate this artistic DIY project, you’ll need:
- IKEA TARVA dresser
- Sage green paint (Alana used the color ‘Garden Flower’)
- Muslin fabric
- Watercolor paint set
- Mod Podge
- Hand saw
- Wood glue
- Replacement furniture legs
- Wooden beads
- IKEA drawer handles
- Blue spray paint
The Dresser Transformation Process
- Prime the Dresser: Start by sealing the wood with a primer. This helps create a smooth canvas for the paint and protects the wood.
- Paint: Paint the dresser in a beautiful sage green color. Alana used the shade ‘Garden Flower,’ but you can choose any color that suits your space.
- Prepare the Fabric: Order muslin fabric and cut it to fit the size of the dresser drawers. Use watercolor to paint floral designs onto the fabric. Let your creativity flow and create a design that complements your space.
- Iron the Fabric: Iron the fabric to ensure it’s smooth and wrinkle-free.
- Adhere to the Fabric: Use Mod Podge to adhere the painted fabric to the dresser drawers. Ensure it’s evenly applied and smooth to prevent bubbles or wrinkles.
- Trim: Cut the trim to size with a hand saw. This will frame the fabric on the drawer fronts.
- Attach the Trim: Attach the trim using wood glue and clamps to the dresser.
- Replace the Legs: Remove the old legs from the dresser and attach your chosen replacement legs for a fresh look.
- Add Texture: Glue wooden beads to the frame of the dresser. This adds texture and an additional layer of visual interest.
- Handles: Get IKEA drawer handles, spray paint them blue, and drill new holes for them on the dresser.
And there you have it! With some creativity and effort, you’ve transformed a plain IKEA TARVA dresser into a unique, artistic piece of furniture. This is a fantastic way to express your style and gives you a unique piece of dresser that no one else will have. So, get creative and start transforming!