Published on December 4th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Malm Dresser Transformation

Materials: 2 Malm Dressers

I bought these 2 gently used Malm dressers from a friend, but I like them next to one another like in the picture better than seperate. The brown was sort of ugly and I needed to lighten up the small room a little, but didn’t want to paint the entire dressers. I decided to do just the drawers to have the contrast!

1. Sand down drawers with a hand sander
2. Wipe clean to get rid of any sand particles
3. Spray painted with primer a few coats and let dry a day
4. Spray painted with a flat white spray paint a few coats and let dry a few hours
5. Found these great green vintage porcelain knobs on eBay for $1.25 each
6. Drilled holes and placed knobs

This hack has made such a difference in my small room and I LOVE the vintage knobs! Easy weekend project!

~ Beth

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to Malm Dresser Transformation

  1. Jacqui says:

    Have you found a way to reinforce the drawer bottoms? I find that mine warp and drag on the drawers below or the front frame.

  2. Bether says:

    Beautifully done!!

  3. Design says:

    Thank you for your share. It’s worth to read.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like it very much! Indeed, next to each other it’s much better. I would’ve used glass/crystal handles for a glamourous look, but it’s very nice looking with the blue ones. nice job.

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