Today I am super excited to share my latest IKEA Hack a Metallic Gold Honeycomb Dresser with you! Woot woot! As a HomeRight Ambassador, I was challenged to re-invent the IKEA Tarva dresser using one of HomeRight's tools. (Thanks HomeRight for making this post possible, all opinions and ideas are mine.) I won't lie, this dresser gave me quite the challenge! I wanted something beautiful, and different. Something stunning and striking but that would still look great in my house. And after much pondering and a whole lot of nail gunning and painting, I came up with this beauty! And I have to admit, I am completely in love with my IKEA Tarva Hack!
I love the fresh and modern feel that this dresser has! But it feels a little vintage too since the style is definitely a throwback to the art deco style of the 20's. It is the perfect gold too...not too bright, not too yellow...just a beautiful gold color! And the octagon shapes just make my heart flutter!
So here is what I was sent to work with: the IKEA Tarva Dresser. It is a decent piece of furniture, but quite plain.
Here is my inspiration. The Grace Dresser from Joss and Main. I found this dresser a few weeks ago and it was already sold out. And while I think it is lovely, I am sure the price tag was mighty steep for my budget and even though I normally love silver, I don't love silver on this particular piece of furniture. But I knew with a little elbow grease I could do an amazing IKEA hack with the IKEA Tarva dresser and make it into something similar!
To make this Ikea Hack Metallic Gold Honeycomb Dresser you will need:
- HomeRight FinishMax Pro Fine Finish Sprayer
- IKEA Tarva Dresser
- ⅜" square molding
- Ryobi AirStrike
- Brad Nails
- Wood Glue
- Compound Miter Saw
- 1 qt. Sherwin Williams Oyster Bar Paint, Matte Finish
- 1 qt. Sherwin Williams Faux Impressions Metallic Paint in Gold
- Tack cloth
- New Knobs if desired (mine are clear acrylic faceted knobs from Target)
How to IKEA Hack an IKEA Tarva Dresser into a High End Looking Metallic Honeycomb Dresser
The first thing I did to start this IKEA hack was to assemble my dresser! Actually, my sweet husband helped me assemble it!
After the IKEA Tarva dresser was assembled, I began creating my trim for the front of it! I used wood glue and my nail gun to attach square molding around the outside edges of my drawer fronts.
Then I measured, cut and attached three 3" x 3" squares centered on each drawer front. I then added smaller squares overlapping the drawers as well.
Then I used diagonal pieces of trim to finish creating the octagonal shape.
I then puttied and sanded my dresser and wiped it clean.
I will admit, this IKEA Hack was a bit tedious and time-consuming to get all of the trim pieces to fit exactly right. But it was well worth the work!
I then grabbed my FinishMax Pro and sprayed my whole dresser with the oyster bar paint. I gave the dresser two good coats and let it dry completely in between coats.
Using the FinishMax Pro saved me a lot of time. And I just love spraying my furniture! It gives it such a smooth and beautiful finish! My paint sprayer has gotten a LOT of use and looks like a Jackson Pollock painting...splattered with paint from overspray. But it is a workhorse and gets the job done well every single time! If you need a paint sprayer (and who doesn't!?) this is definitely my favorite one!
Then I sprayed my dresser using the Gold paint. I ended up using three coats of this paint, and I was worried the entire time. While I could tell that this paint was shimmery, it did not look gold. In fact, when I sprayed it on, it looked peach. I am not going to lie, each coat made it worse and I went to bed nearly in tears that evening.
But overnight, the magic happened! Once my dresser had three full coats of gold paint and was allowed to sit overnight, it turned into the most beautiful gold finish ever! Whew! My panic subsided and I was finally able to enjoy how beautiful this dresser turned out!
I added new knobs to the dresser for a little extra bling! (I thought these faux crystal knobs would be perfect for this fun, art deco style dresser!)
I love how this IKEA Hack Honeycomb Dresser has such a modern feel to it yet it is definitely a throwback to the art deco style seen in the 20's.
This Ikea Tarva dresser now has a modern and vintage feel to it, all at the same time!
I haven't completely decided where it will go yet, but I think it may have a home in my piano room, holding my piano books that so desperately need a home.
Either way, this dresser is a beauty and I am so glad that it turned out just as beautiful as I had envisioned it!
One last photo just for good measure...
And now you can create your own Modern Metallic Dresser by entering to win your own HomeRight FinishMax Pro paint sprayer!!!
Here are the other amazing dressers that came out of this challenge!
If you liked this post make sure to check out my Modern Industrial Nightstand [IKEA Rast Hack] too!