Published on September 16th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Old dresser turned new with Ikea fabric

Materials: old dresser, Elisabet Fabric by Ikea, Mod Podge (all-in-one glue, sealer and finish), white paint

Description: I wanted a nice, colourful and cheap dresser for my kid’s room. Here’s what I did:
-I went to a thrift store and got a really old dresser for $20

-I went to Ikea and bought their nice and colourful Elisabet Fabric in multicolor/pink
-I painted the dresser with white paint
-I cut the fabric the perfect size to fit each single drawer
-I painted the drawers with a lot of Mod Podge
-I placed the cut fabric on each drawer and covered with more Mod Podge
-I let it dry a couple of hours and tah dah!
Here’s my new dresser!!!

Easy and fun to do!

~ Elisa, Italy

“The colours really made the dresser pop. What really does it for me are the new fancy knobs. Nice touch to a new cheery dresser.” ~ Jules

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Old dresser turned new with Ikea fabric

  1. Venassa says:

    Looks amazing! I love what you can do with mod podge. That stuff is like magic.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Very nice!!! Thanks for that post. Troppo brava!

  3. Emma says:

    Great transformation, could do that with any bargain piece from a carboot sale… Good thinking! End result looks really fun and stylish. Might have to try my hand at some DIY this weekend… Thanks for the idea!

  4. Therese says:

    It´s fun to do something new of the old. I love that and do that lots! Great job on the dresser!

  5. marox79 says:

    From drab to fab. You got yourself a stunning dresser for little more than 30€. Love it.

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