IKEA hack: creating your own decadent drawers

Posted: 15th May 2019

If you're looking for a piece of furniture that will provide your home with some decadent style, this quick IKEA hack could be the order of the day...

No one will suspect where you got this pretty little number once you’ve given the drawers a fresh coat of Rust-Oleum and added some inexpensive DIY store metal hardware. 

You will need

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint
Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax, Clear
IKEA Tarva drawers
Paint roller
Paint brush
Paint stirrer
Can opener
2 x microfibre cloths
Drawer handles
Corner plates and screws


1. Take the Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint and stir thoroughly before use. Paint the top, sides and front of each drawer with a roller. Paint any remaining hard to reach places with a paint brush. Leave this to dry. Your drawers may require a second coat.

2. Using Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear, fully wax the piece of furniture with your dry cloth. Work the wax into the surface in small circular motions. Leave for 15 minutes and buff with a clean, dry cloth. Furniture wax is easy to apply with a brush or rag and will give you a soft, velvety sheen, which provides a matt finish for projects that require more durability against knocks and stains.

3. Position the corner plates on the edge of the drawers pre-drill small holes to make it easier to screw in the screws. Take your flat-topped screws and screw into place to secure the corner plates. Repeat this step for the handles to complete your project.

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum and IKEA