A few weeks ago, I shared a pair of nightstands that I’m using for my One Room Challenge. I purchased two Ikea Tarva chests shortly after we moved, but I’ve only just recently put the finishing touches on. It was such a simple DIY that I wanted to share the details with you today!
The room looks quite different now that the ORC is almost over, so make sure to check back on Thursday when I share some updates to these red lamps!
The red stained legs paired with the white upper drawers gives these pieces almost a mid-century feel, but updated.
Want to create one for yourself? Here’s what you’ll need!
1. The three drawer Tarva chest from Ikea. This version is $79.99, but there is also a six drawer version that would make a great hack, too!
2. Updated hardware. You can use anything you want, but I went classic with some new antique brass ring pulls. I found the best deal on Amazon.
3. Paint and/or stain. I used Minwax stain in Colonial Maple for the legs, and Benjamin Moore’s “Decorator’s White” for the upper part of the chest.
4. Approximately 6 days of your time. Not really, but almost. #ikeaproblems
I added a few scented drawer liners and drawer organizers for, you know, organization. We’ve never had matching nightstands in the five years that we’ve been married, so this is kind of a big deal to me. Also, I like to open the drawers to smell the fresh lavender and see all of my unmentionables sorted in specific bins. It really is the little things. 😉
The possibilities really are endless with these chests! I think they’d look great with some campaign hardware, or even painted all one bold color. So, get to hack-ing!