IKEA Hacks from Elisa's House

IKEA Hacks from Elisa's House

Annie Werbler
Oct 6, 2009

Miss Elisa was kind enough to share the updates she did to two pieces of her IKEA furniture. Take a peek to see how small changes to nondescript items can make them fit into a highly personal style of decorating.

1. The Hemnes dresser is a simple, utilitarian design that really benefits from some sprucing up. Inspired by a DMD Insight blog post she saw, Elisa ordered some pretty drawer pulls from The Home Depot. Just changing out the knobs made a huge difference in the appearance of the dresser.

2. Elisa removed the damaged white particleboard top of the Melltorp Dining Table she had picked up on the street for $15, and made herself a new top from a scrap of veneered walnut plywood. After cutting the piece to size, she utilized edge banding (strips of veneer with heat-activated adhesive) to finish off the sides. She then applied one coat of lacquer to seal and protect the piece.

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