DIY Ikea Dresser Hack With O’verlays

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When we first came across the O’verlays site, we knew we had to get our hands on one of their DIY Ikea kits.  O’verlays has created light-weight, flexible decorative panels that adhere to everything from dressers to mirrors.  These panels take your basic, affordable home accents and furniture and turns them into custom, high-end looking pieces with minimal cost and effort.  We decided to tackle a DIY Ikea dresser hack with this Jasmine O’verlays kit for the Ikea 4 drawer MALM series dresser.

Just a few simple steps get you from blah to beautiful:

Assemble Your Ikea Furniture

DIY Ikea Dresser Hack | Assemble Your Ikea Furniture

Preferably, this step is done with more enthusiasm and less high heels.

Gather Your Materials

DIY Ikea Dresser Hack | Gather Your Materials

You’ll need a nice heavy duty adhesive (we used this one or use craft store glue dots if you want to be able to remove in the future), rubbing alcohol, and a clean cloth.

Wipe Down Your Dresser and O’verlays

DIY Ikea Dresser Hack | Wipe Down O'verlays With Rubbing Alcohol

Ikea Dresser Hack DIY Project | Wipe Down Dresser

Use regular household rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth to wipe down all surfaces that will be adhered to one another, this will help them stick (just make sure to let the alcohol dry first!)

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Apply Adhesive To O’verlays Panels

DIY Ikea Dresser Hack | Apply Adhesive to O'verlays Panels

Carefully Apply O’verlays Panel to Dresser Drawer and Tape in Place While Adhesive Dries

DIY Ikea Dresser Hack | Adhere Panels and Use Tape While Adhesive Dries

Stand Back and Admire Your Work!

O'verlays Before and After DIY Ikea Dresser Hack


Take a peek at the full process here:

Now it’s your turn!  Head over to O’verlays and pick your project, then post to Twitter and Instagram with #myoverlays and you just might get a feature on the @myoverlays accounts!


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