Pomp And Circumstance

Before and After Ikea Hack: Kullen Dresser

Posted in Before and After, D.I.Y. by Miss Circumstance on February 27, 2012

‘member how I bought that one dresser for my oldest’s room, then sold it, then waffled a bit on what to get? I ended up doing this. It actually goes in my son’s closet, but when I went to photograph it, it so-not-eves did it justice. So what did I do? What any rational blogger (aka obsessed person) does with a made-over dresser: completely moves it and styles it for not at all what it’s purpose is, takes it’s picture, then puts it all back. But it looks pretty doesn’t it?

Now this dresser is not necessarily what I would have picked from the Ikea dresser selection should I have been willing to spend any amount of money. But I wasn’t, so this 30-something dollar Kullen Dresser was the winner.

Mr. Kullen does not actually hold very many clothes (the drawers are not very deep in either direction), but it fit the space and I only needed it to hold part of his stuff.

I sanded and painted the drawer fronts, and added legs (also from Ikea). I saw a makeover on the Nate Berkus show that inspired the hardware-

That white media console on the left is an Ikea piece, that I think has been really transformed by the hardware. I tried to find something similar but couldn’t (for a reasonable dollar amount anyways), so enter trunk hardware from Home Depot, to the friendly tune of about 3 bones each.

The end.

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  1. Tami Manchester said, on February 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    You did an amazing transformation. I love it!

  2. Teresa said, on February 28, 2012 at 2:51 am

    wow, that dresser turned out amazing! I always love a good IKEA hack, and you nailed it on this one!


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