California Woman Flips IKEA Dresser Into the Perfect Midcentury Dupe

Furniture styles have evolved over time, reflecting the changing tastes and trends of society. From elaborate Victorian furniture to sleek mid-century designs, each era has its own unique aesthetic. One style that has stood the test of time is mid-century modern, characterized by clean lines, organic shapes, and a minimalistic approach. Unfortunately, due to the high demand for mid-century modern furniture, authentic pieces can often come with a hefty price tag.

Luckily, thanks to Pinterest creator LivingWithLK (Living With LK), we can still get this same style but with IKEA dupes - making the price much more affordable for the typical homeowner!

LK knew exactly what sort of look she was going for but when she looked online for such a piece everything she saw was upwards of eight-hundred-dollars and, in some places, more than five or even six thousand! So, instead, she turned her eye to IKEA!

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Now, here's where LK was even smarter. Instead of buying a Tarva dresser right from IKEA, she bided her time until one came into her local thrift store and she was able to snag it for around twenty-five instead. So she's already saving a bunch of money just by perusing her local stores rather than buying flat out.

Starting off right, LK numbers each drawer so it will go back into the right slot, then starts sanding the entire dresser down using various grits. Next she uses wood glue to attach some frame pieces she had bought from Lowes after mitering the edges so that each corner would fit neatly with each other. After that she replaced the original legs with some more mid-century looking ones she had bought off of Amazon

The last steps involve giving the new dresser an older feel with some dark stain, then adding on new brass hardware to really sell that 'old' look. At a final cost of less than a hundred dollars I would definitely say that LK totally nailed her goal!