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DIY Ikea Dresser Hack With O’verlays

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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About The Author


As a renter herself with a keen interest in Psychology, Madeline understands the emotional journey of apartment hunting and the joys of apartment living. This combined with her experience in the multifamily industry has given her some unique insights into the mind of both the renter and the property manager and has helped shape the content she creates and shares here everyday. In her spare time, Madeline can be found re-arranging her apartment, cuddling with her kitties, singing and dancing in the kitchen or whipping up a plant-based meal.

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