Today in DIY Fridays: an IKEA dresser is transformed and a second hand one gets a new life, decorating a teenager’s room with a maze and DIY baby gates.
This is a very interesting and doable project. It’s cheap and the dresser or chest of drawers is very similar to the ones you can get very cheap in Argos and other furniture shops, not only in IKEA. The main protagonist in the article is the IKEA Rast chest of drawers a solid pine and very bland piece of furniture.
Molly, the woman who undertook the project, remove the knobs, filled the holes, painted the chest of drawers in a nice shade of blue and added metallic corners to the drawers combining with the new pulls for the drawers. The result is incredible and you wouldn’t believe it was same chest of drawers. Fantastic project and very easy to do.
Our next project is another chest of drawers. In this case it was not a new and cheap piece of furniture from IKEA but a second hand one hand from one sale. The chest of drawers was bought for 25 dollars (approximately 20 Euros) a great bargain. And in this case the project is a bit more traditional with a twist.
The drawer’s pulls were removed and the holes were filled. The chest of drawers was in this case stained in a darker shade than it was making it look very beautiful and classy. Finally it was finished with new stainless steel handles that look fantastic against the darker wood. A great result for very little money.
This a painting DIY job instead of furniture one. The parents of this teenager wanted to cheer him up after being diagnosed with diabetes and considering the he likes minimalism they wanted to do something nice, with not too much decoration and at the same time being fun. They opted for white walls, nice and functional organising of his medication, chrome accessories and a nice and fun maze painted over the bed instead of a headboard.
The article is written in Hebrew and English. The decoration part is in English in the original article with all the instructions but if you want to read all the article and don’t read Hebrew you can read it in this alternative link translated by Google Translation:
And we finish today’s post with something of DIY but also practical if you have a baby in the house. The reality is that baby gates can help you to keep some peace of mind when you have a baby in the house. Babies can get into trouble so easily and sometimes is simply impossible to keep constantly your eyes on them. And they have a gift to get into trouble precisely during those 2 seconds you looked somewhere else. That’s why people install baby gates but the reality is that they are not exactly beautiful in any way.
But this article will teach you that sometimes you can have it all: stylish, functional and practical. In this case the owners and new parents decided to use Dutch doors, but only the bottom part. They used second hand doors from a sale, cut them in half and installed them around the house as needed. Very nice and functional way with dealing with a new baby at home.
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