Make a Greek Key Dresser

I love a little Greek Key. It feels geometric and modern, yet has it’s roots in old design. It’s the best of both worlds. When I saw these Ikea plain dresser makeovers, I frantically clicked through the tutorials to see how the artisans achieved the clever transformations. Bri, author of MeYouandaWeiner is the mastermind behind the aqua and gold dresser in the photo above.

Here’s her dresser in its BEFORE status. Meh.

See her abbreviated tutorial right here.

That AFTER is pretty fantastic, eh?

Now here’s what Jaimee Rose was inspired to do after she saw Bri’s makeover.

Jaimee shows more of the detailed steps in converting an Ikea Malm dresser into a high style Greek Key buffet.

Here’s what Jaimee used for the project, plus a little nugget of wisdom about buying Ikea furniture from Craigslist:

(Wood, four tubes super glue, two cans black spray paint, polyurethane gloss, wood glue, clamps, and a saw and mitre box.) I found the IKEA dresser for $75 on Craigslist — a new trick of mine. It’s called: If you buy IKEA furniture on Craigslist, someone else has already put it together.

She spent $155.00 on her new buffet. This one from 1st dibs was going for $5900.00!

It has everything I love. Plain furniture, a miter box, wood glue, and spray paint.

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