This post has been done in collaboration with Devine Color by Valspar. All opinions and comments are 100% mine, I only promote products I believe in.
In case you missed my recent Nursery makeover, I made over a old IKEA Malm dresser. I’ve been wanting to redo the dresser for some time. At first I planned on buying the already pre-made pieces that you just glue to the dresser, but once I realized the cost I decided to try to replicate the pre-made pieces myself.
Here was the before of the Malm dresser.
I’ve had it for years and kept it in pretty good shape. To makeover the dresser I used the following supplies:
- Poplar Board Trim in 1/4″ thick x 2″ wide
- Wood Glue
- Nail Gun
- Caulk & Spackle
- Chalky Finish Paint from Devine Color by Valspar in Lace & Flagstone. You can find this at Target.
- Drill Gun
- Hardware Knobs, mine are from Hobby Lobby. HERE’s a similar option.
First I cut the poplar trim to size. Make sure you measure your dresser to get the most accurate cut. But I cut (12) at 8″ long, (4) at 12 5/8″ long, and (8) at 28 3/8″ long.
Finally you can start painting. I first painted the trim in Devine Color Chalky Finish Paint in Lace. This is a pure white color.
Once all the drawers were dry I moved on to painting the inside of the front with Devine Color Chalky Finish Paint in Flagstone Grey. When I first opened the can I thought they gave me the wrong color since it appears so close to white. It also painted on really light, but once this color dried it was the perfect shade of grey.