House And Home Ideas Using Ikea Dressers! | Home Ideas Design.

House and home ideas using IKEA dressers! | home ideas design.

House and home ideas are aplenty online, but when I have these pieces of furniture that are so uninspiring to look at, they are functional but golly they stand out like a sore thumb. I have taken on the responsibility of redesigning these said pieces to look like they belonged and was a conscious decision was made to make them a part of my home decor. If you have any IKEA dressers that looked like mine, don’t worry about calling an IKEA home designer, you want to know why? You can revamp these babies yourself in very little time by following my instructions and making your own creative decisions along the way. These awesome home ideas will only take some stain, some paint, a stencil or two (or three), some colored contact paper of your choice. Basically, those are your primary supplies, trust me this will be a cake walk with no home design books required. Clear the room and let me take you through the steps that turned my white IKEA dresser into a white and gold fabulous upgrade (unique home designs)!

I decided to check out some craft stores for the contact paper, but I didn’t really see anything that worked for the look I was going for, so I ended up going to Amazon, and that’s where I had a range of choices and price options. In the end, I went with two kinds a matte and a shiny gold type of contact paper (cute home design). First I pulled out all the drawers and put them safely in the corner and out of the way. Next, I measured the length of the wooden rails and cut the strip I felt I needed and removed the paper and stuck the paper to the face of the track. So let me just back up and give you a few pointers, when you are cutting the strips, it’s always a good idea to cut a greater length than a shorter one. Have your scissors close by because you don’t want the paper just sticking to itself and then you have to reapply a new strip because it’s no longer smooth and crumpled wasn’t the effect (or that could be what you want). Alright back to work, do not worry that you have to cut exactly to the face of the wooden rail (kudos to you if you can do that), I only folded the excess to the back of the track, and it was well hidden and undetectable. Finally, put back in the drawers and step back and admire how quick and easy this was to get done!

You can check out the tutorial if you want to see how I got it done in greater detail and even look at my other videos that show you how you can accomplish some fine DIYs in the least amount of time (creative home designs)! I only ask that you like, share and subscribe to my videos because you won’t be disappointed!

Crafty home ideas are in store for this IKEA dresser.

Crafty home ideas are in store for this IKEA dresser.

So my first IKEA project ever (crafty home ideas) will begin with this dresser. This ugly and unassuming furniture piece will be transformed into something better looking!

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Decorating home ideas on a budget for this dresser project.

Decorating home ideas on a budget for this dresser project.

Nothing some leftover dark stain can’t fix (decorating home ideas on a budget). I wanted to keep this project as cost-effective as possible, so I used only supplies I had available in my shop.

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My cool home ideas utilizing these cute stencils!

My cool home ideas utilizing these cute stencils!

Stencils are cool home ideas you can implement on the run; you know what I mean? I wanted to give it a rustic feel, and someone numbering on furniture does that for me.

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DIY home ideas for stenciling on the numbers on to the IKEA dresser.

DIY home ideas for stenciling on the numbers on to the IKEA dresser.

I am quite sure that there are many ways to get a decent looking stencil, I use chalk for my tracings (DIY home ideas).

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These design home ideas for stenciling on wood can be found on Pinterest!

These design home ideas for stenciling on wood can be found on Pinterest!

For more ways to transfer your stencil (design home ideas) you can check out the Pinterest boards, and they’re all fantastic and easy to follow.

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IKEA home designer at your service (smiles).

IKEA home designer at your service (smiles).

I genuinely believe that the work that I got done today qualifies me as an IKEA home designer and maybe they should reach out and offer me a job (laughs).

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So what do you all think about my first IKEA dresser project?

So what do you all think about my first IKEA dresser project?

My first finished dresser project, and it was dull and drab before. Now it’s looking all HGTV home design worthy!

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Here’s a top angle of the dresser and the handles that I installed.

Here's a top angle of the dresser and the handles that I installed.

Here is an aerial view of the IKEA dresser with the stenciling and handle installations on full display.

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This is now my second IKEA dresser project using contact tape instead of stenciling.

This is now my second IKEA dresser project using contact tape instead of stenciling.

So I completed one dresser, and now it’s time for me to work on another IKEA dresser upgrade, this time it will be for my bedroom. I am trying to decide what kind of metallic gold contact paper to choose.

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I measured the length and now I am cutting out what I will need.

I measured the length and now I am cutting out what I will need.

So I ended up going with the shiny metallic contact paper, the matte paper I can use for another project. Now I am just cutting the lengths I need for the wood rails on the dresser.

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So far so good on the adhesive paper, it’s holding on to the wood pretty well.

So far so good on the adhesive paper, it's holding on to the wood pretty well.

The concern was that the paper wouldn’t adhere to the wood well, but surprisingly it’s been working out well, and I haven’t had any issues yet with the application.

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I had to cut off the excess because I mis-calculated the length!

I had to cut off the excess because I mis-calculated the length!

It’s better to get more in length than less, you know? I had to cut off the excess because I measured incorrectly on this strip. I have to be more careful on the next one.

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I am smoothing the paper over the entire strip of wood and tucking it behind.

I am smoothing the paper over the entire strip of wood and tucking it behind.

Don’t worry about covering only the face of the wooden rail. I just tucked any excess behind it, and you can’t tell I did that at all!

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Applying our last strip of gold contact paper to the top rail on the dresser.

Applying our last strip of gold contact paper to the top rail on the dresser.

We’re almost there, and the dresser project is so easy to do, I can’t even lie! I feel like every one of my DIY projects should follow this trend.

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How gorgeous is this dresser huh? The gold is just popping out at you!

How gorgeous is this dresser huh? The gold is just popping out at you!

I am in love with this dresser! Using only some scissors and gold contact paper a once boring white chest now has a royal glow and it’s fit for this princess!

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