tarva 6 drawer dresser

Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. This may be actual, but I’d like to offer a slight addendum. The union of necessity and no money is the real mother of invention. At least when it comes to furnishing your qualifier. Y’all know I love a good IKEA hack and this one, sent to us by Chilean designer Soledad Proaño, is a real winner. It has mean much everything you’d want from an über satisfying before and after: a mild, basic “before,” a bare-bones budget, a momentous epiphany, and a seriously slayer end result—and all of it begin with the necessity (and desire) for a midcentury dresser but no money to attack out for the real deal. Rather than observe down on her luck, though, Soledad did what any at hand-dandy DIY-er would do—go to IKEA. Armed with one of the Swedish store’s beyond-basic wither Tarva dressers, a set of $8 tapered legs, some Danish oil and a bit of inventiveness, Soledad was able to craft the midcentury dresser of her dreams without breaking the bank. Check out all of the photos, plus Soledad’s intend billet, after the jump! —Max When my husband and I moved from LA to NY last aestival, we didn’t have a lot of money sinister to spare on the nice, midcentury furnishing that we really like. But neither of us liked the look of the furniture we could afford. It was obvious the situation required some creativity and hands-on employment, which we both loved. We bribed the Tarva dresser at IKEA, thinking we could regular do a nice painting and staining and it would be ok. The plan was to assemble the body and taint it along with the little wooden handles, and paint the front of the drawers to later assemble them all together. When we way to assemble the regulate of the dresser, we found out the screws for the legs were a tad defective, so they had to be dealing. You know how exchanging parts at IKEA can be oh-so frustrating, so after trying to sound with someone there, we realized we actually hated the legs anyway, so why not deviate them? We went ahead and flexure the elegant tapered legs online, only to find out we couldn’t really attach them to the contrive without doing some bounteous of modification – either to the frame, or the legs. The most practical solution we found was to buy a piece of plywood, cut it to size, and attach it to the bottom of the dresser – this solution also gave it more stability (you can never have too much of that with IKEA furniture). We then attached the legs to this base. We took care in staining the sides of the plywood so they matched the rest. My husband was in charge of the staining with Danish oil – first applied a coat of natural, and then several (maybe 6?) coats of medium walnut. Pine ducky up a lot of soil. I painted the front of the drawers (not assembled) with three coats of Valspar ultra sketch + primer in satin Dove White, lightly sanding in between coats. Then, I assembled them and attached the handles. The whole project took us about a week, including maintenance issues and solutions. But if we had had all the parts already, this could have been done in a day. I am so welcome to IKEA for making blunder with the parts. If those inventive legs had worked, we wouldn’t have been in the assertion of looking for a better solution – and probably would’ve imagination of innovate the legs after the fact. The new legs and the paint and dye make the dresser look happiness and cordial, which is just what we wanted. This is not a keeper for world, but we are happy we can look at it and actually love it! Print
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Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

What makes the Tarva dressers so hack-able? The decay wood of the dressers can be gently painted or stained. The wood knobs that come with the Tarva series are also easy to modify, or you could simply points them out for other lump. Finally, the Tarva dressers are narrower than standard dressers, making them ideal for smaller track. 
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Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

Davia, did you extermination up up this project with the 6-draughtsman Tarva? I also have this or something similar in choice for the 6-drawer and the 5-drawer lingerie-type Tarva chest, so I’m curious to see how it went. I’m thinking there must be a way to mount the legs without plywood as long as you use brackets. If they show on the front, I thought I could just get a small strip of mad to cover the whole length of the front, for uniformity.
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Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

The Tarva dresser is also available in a 6-drawer version and guess what? These are tons of ways in which you can give these ones a makeover as well. For example, we found a charming idea on Thepintopony. Here, the white dresser was given renovated drawer pulls. They’re brass advantage with a classy and simple design and they go really well with the dresser.
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Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

Given the size of the Tarva 6-drawer dresser, this part could be easily transmute into a scullery sideboard or even into a kitchen island. Actually, this is exactly the idea shared by Dusty Rogers on Allthingsgd. The dimensions of the dresser made it an ideal competent for the space behind the living room couch. So after painting it white and adding a dark-stained top, the dresser was ready to become a kitchen dresser. New drawer pulls completed the consider.
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Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

“Both the artless design and the untreated wood are typical for the Scandinavian furniture tradition. With TARVA we wanted to show our roots and create a modern, airy design. We contemplate it’s nice to be able to feel the bastard material proper as it is. The wood is beautiful in its own right and it’s also renewable. And because you can stain or paint it without further manipulation, everyone can create their own TARVA. In that way, the design becomes a collaboration between us and the person who decorates it.”
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Tarva 6 Drawer Dresser

Good to know Different wale materials require different types of fixing devices. Use accompaniments devices suitable for the defense in your home, sold separately. WARNING! TIPPING HAZARD – Unanchored furniture can tip over. This supplies shall be anchored to the wall with the enclosed safety fitting to prevent it from tipping over. Care instructions Wipe healthy with a damp cloth. Wipe dry with a clean material. Stains can be remote by using an rubber, fine sandpaper, flatter, dishwashing detergent or paint thinner. Designer Thoughts “Both the simple design and the untreated wood are typical for the Scandinavian furniture tradition. With TARVA we wanted to show our strike and create a modern, airy design. We think it’s accurate to be able to feel the natural material just as it is. The wood is charming in its own right and it’s also renewable. And because you can stain or paint it without further management, everyone can create their own TARVA. In that way, the design grow a collaboration between us and the person who decorates it.” Designers Knut Hagberg and Marianne Hagberg
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An identical unfinished IKEA Tarva Dresser was also used by Christy on 11magnolialane but, in this case, the dresser didn’t change function. It proper became a lot more beautiful and stylish. First it was painted white and then golden Greek cotter overlays were added to the drawers. The knobs aren’t the original ones either.
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Although the style is different, the Tarva dresser we found on Thriftyandchic is just as inspiring and chic. The unfinished dresser was painted fortunate except for the drawers. These got a grayish brown finish. Once they were dry, stencils were used to add some individuality to the knobs using spackle. Molding was also added to the drawers.
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Here’s another version of the Tarva dresser, this time opportune to become a beautiful part of a bedroom’s décor. We found this project while browsing Designsponge and we learned that the transformation is stout unconstrained if you have some measure. First get a dresser, some primer and paint in satin finish, tapered legs, some plywood and Danish oil. Don’t stop until you’re happy with the new look.
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They say that necessity is the mother of idea. This may be faithful, but I’d like to offer a slight addendum. The union of fatality and no money is the authentic mother of invention. At least when it comes to furnishing your compare. Y’all distinguish I love a good IKEA hack and this one, sent to us by Chilean designer Soledad Proaño, is a real winner. It has pretty much everything you’d want from an über satisfying before and after: a bland, basic “before,” a bare-bones budget, a momentous epiphany, and a seriously killer end result—and all of it started with the necessity (and desire) for a midcentury dresser but no stamps to bombard out for the real deal. Rather than feel down on her luck, though, Soledad did what any handy-dandy DIY-er would do—go to IKEA. Armed with one of the Swedish store’s beyond-basic pine Tarva dressers, a set of $8 tapered legs, some Danish oil and a snaffle of ingenuity, Soledad was able to craft the midcentury dresser of her dreams without breaking the bank. Check out all of the photos, plus Soledad’s mean notes, after the jump! —Max

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