Published on June 25th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Awesome Vintage Hemnes

Materials: Ikea fabric, Hemnes, paint, vintage brass handles, spray glue

Description: Long time ago, I painted my Hemnes. But it looked a bit like a lego-toy, like plastic. I bought a can of spray glue, some Ikea fabric, and I stuck them to the dresser. I think it looks good.

~ Anna, Germany

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17 Responses to Awesome Vintage Hemnes

  1. Ty says:

    Very nice hack of the Hemnes dresser. What is the name of the Ikea fabric used?

  2. Anonymous says:

    hi anna, I’d like to know what color paint you used? thanks :)

  3. postponement says:

    Hi Anna,

    If you decide to change the fabric later will the spray glue spoil the wood of the dresser if you tried to pull it out?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Did you wrap the fabric onto the sides of the drawers? If not, how did you finish the edges so they don’t come up?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anna – i love the drawer knob colours.

  6. mydecoreview says:

    It would look nice in an all white room

  7. Anonymous says:

    What kind of paint did you use?

    • anna says:

      that was a 2 in 1 paint for already painted wood. so you dont have to sand the dresser, you can just paint it.

  8. anna says:

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Love it!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Nice! Like the colour combinations!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Yes, but what makes it “vintage”? Isn’t it now just fabric covered.

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