Design, DIY

the one about a ikea Brimnes hack

All of our bedroom furniture is from ikea or we made it ourselves. That is a fact that I am immensely proud of for several reasons . . . it’s chic on a budget, we built it, and we didn’t kill each building ikea furniture together nor at the actual store. Our marriage has survived the ikea test. #praisehands.

The key, ladies, is to pick it out and then leave your husband alone while he builds it 😉 Go have a pedicure, lunch with the girls, shop with your mom, do whatever you want to do and let him build it. Then come back and let him go do what ever his heart desires while you decorate.


Moving on . . . we chose the tarva collection for our dressers because I wanted sturdy wood furniture that I could personalize the colors I chose. I stained the tops and painted the bottoms with white. You can find how I did those on my crafty spot. But our nightstands we wanted to have more storage so we went with the brimnes. The only problem was I needed to figure out how to get the stained top to match our dressers.

Head on over to my crafty spot today for all the details on how I accomplished my goal of an ikea brimnes hack!



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  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    I’m really excited to use some of your home decor ideas and hacks like this when I move later this year! I’ve been collecting some ideas, and it’s exciting to be able to finally work on them soon. I love this hack! It turned out soooo good.

    February 26, 2015 at 8:57 am
  • Reply Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven

    I love a good Ikea hack! And huzzah for surviving building Ikea furniture! 🙂

    February 28, 2015 at 11:52 am
  • Reply -K

    I don’t know about you, but my nightstand contains basically everything vital to my life (like chapstick). I like how you picked ones with that bottom storage- I like when I can still have all my junk but tuck it away so it still appears tidy!

    If you’re interested, I’m starting a link party on Tuesdays over at my blog. It’s a great opportunity to share your content and meet other awesome bloggers! I’d LOVE for you to share a post!


    March 1, 2015 at 8:54 am
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