I used TARVA as a base. Anything from IKEA that are actually “real wood” are really good base to hack.
I purchased antique looking legs and ornamental wood pieces.
After staining wood, I used “milk paint” to make it look like a real vintage. After few coat and when it’s dry, I lightly sanded so the base color (wood stain) would show.
This will make the dresser really like a vintage.
After paint is done, I used antiquing wax.
I also purchased vintage looking cabinet nobs.
~ Yuki Takahashi