Classic Rock Dresser (An Ikea Makeover)


I updated a plain boring black Ikea dresser with a few custom touches for my son's bedroom.

A few years back I saw Bliss Ranch post her Rock N Roll dresser and I fell in love with it. So when my son needed a new dresser I made my own version. I started with a plain black Ikea dresser and removed the bottom skirting for support, replacing with locking casters.

I sanded the entire surface with high grit.







I then chose the images for each drawer, resized and cleaned up the edges/lines in Adobe PS and cut with Silhouette Studio.

I did a light coat of Millstone again over the edges of each stencil.

Painted each and removed stencil while the paint was wet.

Added leather scraps for handles, some graphite wax and corner accents then sealed the entire dresser with 3 coats of Polyvine Wax Finish.


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  • Angel
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Love this but where can I get the stencils or what you used for the images

  • Michele Morgan
    on Apr 19, 2019

    OMG I absolutely LOVE this! TY so much for sharing!

  • Kelly J. Tinney
    on Oct 16, 2019

    This is so cool. It’s the perfect piece for a classic rock loving teenager or young adult (do they even exist?), or a finish d basement, game room...

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  • Linda Finnegan
    on Jan 8, 2019

    I want to do this so bad. It’s fabulous. How did you get the images. Do I have to have photo shop. I have a Cameo Silhouette which I’m in love with. Lol please advise. You’re amazing!!

  • Shirley Stewart
    on Mar 20, 2020

    interesting...fyi: the "peace symbol drawn in the eye glass" is not a peace symbol. A peace symbol has a straight vertical line with an upside down V..so you are missing a bit of a line

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