by Ryan for Momtastic
IKEA is a great source for affordable furniture that can make your home look clean and beautiful. One of our personal favorites is the MALM line- a minimalistic and fairly priced range of dressers and bedroom furniture perfect for the first time home buyer! But if the aesthetic is a little too clean and boring for you, here are some simple Malm dresser hacks to turn the simple piece of furniture into a unique custom piece!
1. Get Strappy
Adding some simple leather strips to the drawers adds a bit of rustic chicness to the dresser. Learn how on Sugar and Cloth.
2. Fake A Campaign Dresser
A little custom hardware goes a long way! Learn how on Homey oh My.
3. DIY This Captain’s Bed Base
This creative apartment dweller turned a pair of dressers into a base for a captain’s bed. Learn how on Ikea Hackers.
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4. Give It A Subtle Facelift
Using strips of wood and paint, this dresser was turned into an especially unique piece. Learn how on Rock Paper Scissor Graphics.
5. An Overlay + Fancy Pulls
These simply overlays are made even fancier with a set of dramatic hardware pulls. Learn how on Maggie Overby Studios.
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6. DIY This Gorgeous Mirrored Island
Your closet deserves this. Learn how on IKEA Hackers.
7. DIY Litter Box
Hide that unsightly litter box with with super storage idea! Learn how on Instructables.
8. Go Glam
Yet another project involving O'verlays, this one uses a unique pattern and gold paint to glam up a Malm dresser. Learn how on Amanda Carol Interiors.
9. Stick It To It
Scalloped stickers give this boring old dresser new life! Learn how on Inspiraciok.
10. DIY A New Kitchen Island
This DIY takes bedroom furniture and makes it really useful for the kitchen. Learn how on Ikea Hackers.
11. Give It The Mirror Treatment
With some mirrored panels and some O'verlays patterns, this dresser got a flashy upgrade. Learn how on Cheapo Copy Cat.