Simple Makeover- Ikea MALM Dresser | Occasionally Crafty: Simple Makeover- Ikea MALM Dresser

Monday, August 8

Simple Makeover- Ikea MALM Dresser

My daughter has a very basic white Ikea MALM chest of drawers.

Until recently, I never even thought of doing anything to it.  But then, I was walking in Michaels, and saw this really cute pink printed shelf paper.  I thought it would be perfect for her dresser.

I started off by covering the middle drawer.

Looking good.  I started to cover the other drawers, but it was just overwhelming.  Instead I decided to just use thin strips of the shelf paper in the center of the other two drawers.

I really liked how it turned out, and if she (or I) gets tired of it, we can just peel the shelf paper off.  It's just like adhesive vinyl- you heat it up with a blow dryer and it pulls right off.

So now we have a sweet little pink and white chest of drawers to match her pink, brown, and white room.

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  1. that is soooo cute! fabulous idea! :)

  2. That's so cute. I would love for you to come and join in my link party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. This would be a perfect link.

  3. I love the new look of your daughter's dresser! It is so fun. Thanks for sharing - I'm bookmarking this to try once I get through my current mound of projects!

  4. Shelf paper, what a great idea!! Thank you so much for linking up!

  5. I just found your blog while searching for ideas on what to make for my son's "jake and the neverland pirates" birthday party. Instantly I had to subscribe! We just bought a dresser from target that was adorable and reasonably priced. It lasted about three months and fell apart, literally. I've been trying to decide what to do next. Spend money on something cute or hit up another bargain store ie IKEA. I think you have inspired me to do exactly what you did. My daughters room is pink and white as well, go figure! Anyways just wanted to say that I LOVE the blog and craft ideas, so thanks.


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