Thursday, September 15, 2011

Malm Dresser

Can you tell that I went to Ikea recently? We don't have one here in Las Vegas, so I always make a point to go when I am in the vicinity. This time I made some larger than usual purchases.
I had a spot in my house that was driving me crazy. Seriously, it was giving me a headache I would stare at it so long. I finally came to the conclusion that there was no hope for the hand-me-down pieces that were there and I would just have to get something new and start from scratch.
Enter the Malm. This will be great for filling in the space and adding storage.
What I love most about Ikea pieces is that they are like a blank canvas and can be transformed to your own personal style.
So the question is what direction do I take it?


Greek detailing:

Painted trim:

(my absolute preference, but it intimidates the heck out of me and I'm not sure that I would ever do it!)

(and easily applied and interesting detail)

The possibilities are endless.

1 comment:

  1. I just ordered some of the O'verlays items and can't wait for them to arrive. I wanted to send you a note regarding your chevron rug but can't seem to find an email address for you. I included your awesome tutorial in a post I wrote about dying rugs. Has yours stood up over the year since you did it? Love your blog!