Ikea Tarva Hack

Do you love the look of all West Elm Mid Century Modern furniture? Um yes please, deliver that to my house and charge the neighbor! I jest. Kinda. Instead of buying this nightstand (left) for $330, why not make this Ikea Tarva Hack (right) for $45?

Eh eh? You know you want it. And it’s easy! Read more after the jump.

Instead of spending all my mula on one item, I’ve put on my DIY hat and took an Ikea pine nightstand and easily turned it into the most gorgeous piece of furniture in our bedroom! (For posing purposes, it iiiis in the guest room, bear with me. You don’t want to see the whole master right now…)

Materials Needed for Ikea Tarva Hack

Ikea Tarva Nightstand

White Paint

Dark Walnut Stain

Drawer knob

Tools

Stain brush

High density foam roller

Miter Saw

Step One:

Remove the legs from the package and arrange as if they were being mounted, with the correct sides facing in and lay the coinciding flat peace that mounts just above the legs.  Next, measure half the width at the bottom of the leg and mark. Then draw a line at an angle up to where the flat piece meets the leg. Then cut along that angle with your miter saw. Here is a wonderfully ‘specific’ drawing of what I mean…

angle-measurement

Ikea Tarva Hack that looks right out of West Elm

Step Two:

Stain the legs and bottom rectangle pieces with 2-3 coats of Dark Walnut. Paint the remaining pieces, both sides, with 2 coats of white paint.
Ikea Tarva Hack that looks right out of West Elm

Ikea Tarva Hack that looks right out of West Elm Ikea Tarva Hack that looks right out of West Elm

Step Three:

Assemble and add your knob!

Woohoo! You’ve just save yourself a $290+ and have a stunning piece of new furniture!
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Ikea Tarva Hack that looks right out of West Elm
Here are the other DIY’s in this room: Headboard + Ombre Wall.
Ikea Tarva Hack that looks right out of West Elm

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Petite Modern Life

Petite Modern Life

I'm Karisa. I live just outside of Seattle with my husband Michael {Mr. G}, our two cats, Rue and Archimedes, and our new Australian Shepherd pup in crime, Moose. We are do-it-yourself enthusiasts. I'm the dreamer, he's the strategist, and teamed up we get it done. In January 2014 we purchased our first house! The many adventures of remodeling, decorating, and inevitable redecorating will be documented here. I was born and raised in the PNW & I love the PNW life. Mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, trees, rain, and sun: every sight & season has its own flavor & tune. It inspires in me activity, coziness, and sprees of creativity. I'm rather obsessed with white paint, natural light, homemade pizza, and a glass of red wine.

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