Spruced up. HEMNES chest of hearts makeover

I decided to makeover the HEMNES chest because I am redecorating my bedroom.

And I wanted to have only one style in the bedroom. So I took my old dresser and modified it to suit the style of my other furniture (bed, wardrobe etc.)

IKEA items used:
hemnes drawers

before

Materials and tools
  • Brushed spruce boards
  • Vinyl glue and a brush
  • Drill
  • Screws and screwdriver
  • Miter saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Orbital sander
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

What I did was measure the chest and layout the pieces of boards to cover the entire HEMNES chest. Then I cut the spruce boards to size.

adding the boards

Related: The Brassy Bureau: A MCM style wooden chest of drawers


I used a bit of vinyl glue to set them in place. Then I screwed the boards in, over the HEMNES chest.

making a heart
Hemnes chest makeover

All done! It looks entirely different and matches my room.

Hemnes chest makeover
How long did it take?

I did it in my free time and it took a few days.

What was the hardest part about this hack?

The hardest for this hack was to cut the wood straight.

Looking back, would you have done it differently?

If I would do another chest makeover like this, probably I would put the screws in the opposite direction, from the inside, for a better look.

~ by Yuri, from Aosta, Italy.