Dressing Up the Dressers: Master Bedroom Update

Jun 10, 2014

I’m so excited to show you my master bedroom update! I had always intended to customize these Ikea dressers with Overlays from the beginning. If you haven't heard of them, they are decals specifically made for Ikea furniture you can paint. They are available online at myoverlays.com. I finally ordered them a few months ago, but it took me a while to get around to painting them, hanging them, and then figuring out the hardware. This is the last picture I showed you over a year ago. You can see more pics of the original master bedroom update in this post.

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And on to the changes!

Nightstand Before

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Nightstand After


What a difference! I still need to add/change a few of the accessories though. Now check out the dresser.


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Here is a closer look at the hardware. I bought these handles from Lowe's and spray painted them gold. FYI-I did spray a primer on them first if you are thinking about spray painting metal hardware.


Don't mind the unpainted baseboard. I'll get around to it one day, lol. These handles were so difficult for me to install and somehow I managed to break two screws in half while drilling them in, but it was well worth it. I just love the way it turned out.

I have a few accessory changes I'm planning and hope to take some updated full room pictures soon!



  1. What a huge and classy change!!! LOVE what a difference it makes!!! Kudos!

  2. Jennifer! Perfect perfect perfect! I love your style - modern and classy and perfect! I love the woodwork on the walls, the mirror, the curtains, and especially the dressers!

  3. I just realized I had an entire section of unread emails and this was one of them, I'm glad I didn't miss this completely because I love this post! Those overlays look amazing and I LOVE the gold handles on the larger dresser. What a great makeover.

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