Thrifty and Chic
Thrifty and Chic
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Ikea Hack: Tarva Dresser Turned Printers Console Style Buffet


Our house lacks in the storage department. So, I have to get creative with storage solutions. I realized that I needed more storage for dining and kitchen supplies along with other things like craft supplies. So, I decided to get rid of my old buffet that lacked any storage at all and put in a new one!
ikea hack tarva dresser turned printers console style buffet, painted furniture
I used two Tarva dressers from Ikea to make the buffet. Here's what they look like when fully assembled.
ikea hack tarva dresser turned printers console style buffet, painted furniture
I then painted them white, trimmed the legs, and added some trim in the form of pine boards.
ikea hack tarva dresser turned printers console style buffet, painted furniture
Next was to make a template for the drawer pulls. I ended up putting 4 pulls on per drawer.
ikea hack tarva dresser turned printers console style buffet, painted furniture
I then secured the pulls on, along with the stained trim.
ikea hack tarva dresser turned printers console style buffet, painted furniture
And that's it! Here's the after of them. This came together perfectly and offers ample storage that I needed so bad!
ikea hack tarva dresser turned printers console style buffet, painted furniture
The drawers fit paper towels, plates, napkins, candles, cups....everything I needed. Plus, a ton of craft supplies.
ikea hack tarva dresser turned printers console style buffet, painted furniture
The top is deep and wide and is perfect for behind the table.
To see more of the process check out my blog post for the full tutorial:
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  • Jen Panguluri
    on Aug 20, 2016

    It looks so nice! I like how you did the dark boards at the bottom.

  • Lana
    on Nov 1, 2018

    Absolutely STUNNING!!   LOVE it!!    I kept scrolling back to the plain, ugly original... & forward to your AMAZING transformation!!    And to top it off, it's actually an EASY DIY... but I would've never had the vision when looking at the uninspiring original  , sooo KUDOS!! EnJoY...

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