Published on December 26th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Revamp of two MALM nightstands

Materials: MALM nightstands, FINTORP knobs, Milkpaint in driftwood and white paint, several brushes and sander.

Description: I had some IKEA MALM nightstands which would never fit in this room again. So I bought from an another trip to IKEA these FINTORP knobs.

Took the paint out, some white for the front and some Driftwood Milk Paint for the side and the top of them.

After few coats I sealed it with semigloss lacquer and screwed the knobs to the drawers.

And that’s it.
Drumroll please ….

See more of the revamped Malm nightstands.

~ Lydia Pudel, Deutschland

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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".

7 Responses to Revamp of two MALM nightstands

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have black ones…do you think this would still work? Or would I have to get a different color rather than white? Thank you!

  2. Mackenzie says:

    I’m just wondering how you prepared the wood prior to painting. Did you sand the bejeezus out of it? Also, did you make the driftwood milk paint yourself or did you order it from somewhere? Thanks!

  3. Archangel says:

    hi nightstands are nice, but where did that great silver fat lamp come from? Thanks

  4. Pudel-design says:

    @ Liz,
    Hi, the brown small one and the big beige are both from IKEA, bought them a while ago, don`t know if you still can get them there, and the chevron blankets are from H&
    Just look for them;)
    Hope I helped you a little with that;)

    Lovely greetings…

  5. Liz says:

    Forget the nightstands, I want to know where you got your bedding!!

  6. Greetings from Southern California.

    I am your Newest Follower :-)

    Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

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