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Metallic Gold Honeycomb Dresser (an IKEA Tarva Hack)


I love a good IKEA hack project and this one turned out just as good as I had imagined it in my head! I started with a plain IKEA Tarva Dresser and then went to work transforming it into a beautiful art decor inspired metallic gold honeycomb dresser and I love how it turned out!
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First I began by putting together the dresser since Ikea furniture comes in so many pieces!
ikea tarva dresser hack metallic gold, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
Then I added trim to your dresser to create this really fun honeycomb pattern!
I used 3/8" square dowels to create (3) 3" squares, spaced evenly across each drawer. I used my compound miter saw to cut my trim pieces and wood glue and my nail gun to attach them.
ikea tarva dresser hack metallic gold, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
Then I added smaller squares that overlapped on the drawers and finally I added my diagonal pieces.
ikea tarva dresser hack metallic gold, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
Next I painted my dresser a cream color and then gold. You can see all the details on how I painted it, and what paint I used on my blog!
ikea tarva dresser hack metallic gold, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
I added some beautiful faux crystal knobs to the front!
ikea tarva dresser hack metallic gold, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
And after a bit of work, I transformed this $79 Ikea dresser into something stunning, beautiful and truly custom!
ikea tarva dresser hack metallic gold, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
And I just love how it turned out!
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3 questions
  • Judith
    on Jun 8, 2016

    Love what you did with this! Did you have to do any special prep to paint over the knot holes?

  • Millie
    on Jun 5, 2017

    No question, just wanted to tell you how great this looked!
  • Jo-Ann Polise
    on Jun 5, 2017

    What is the paint color? It looks kind of butterscotch.

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