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You Could Pay Rent With the Money You'll Save From This Ikea Hack

Nov 1 2016 - 12:05pm

When POPSUGAR editor Lauren Turner found her dream dresser, the price turned out to be a rude awakening. Since it retailed for $1,599, Lauren knew there was a way to capture Room & Board's midcentury-inspired Delano dresser [1] for less. The answer? Ikea's Tarva dresser [2].

Source: Room & Board [3]

Aside from the $149 price, the best part about Ikea's Tarva dresser is that it's easy to customize!

Source: Ikea [4]

All it took was three simple steps to give it a new look!

First, she stained it. When it comes to staining untreated wood, try brushing on a coat of conditioner first so that the stain goes on evenly.

Photo: Lauren Turner

Next, she replaced the Ikea knobs with these stainless steel beauties [5] from Room & Board.

Photo: Lauren Turner

To finish the job, she coated the wooden base with metallic spray paint [6] – genius, right?

Photo: Lauren Turner

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