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DIY Ikea Dresser Redo-Dorothy Draper Style

I came across this DIY project awhile back and have had the images sitting on my desktop for too long now.  This transformation had me astounded at the beauty that was created as such a little cost.  An Ikea Rast dresser turned Dorothy Draper side table is amazing.  Nancy at Marcus Design took two Ikea Rast dressers and turned them into Dorothy Draper inspired side tables.  The cost for the project was $125, a small fee when compared to a Dorothy Draper dresser that normally runs around $4000!

If you're wondering just who is Dorothy Draper, let me tell you.  She is the woman famous for establishing the first interior design company in the U.S. in 1923.  In her career she went on to partake in almost every facet of the industry (fabric, furniture making, writing) and designed hotels, restaurants, theaters corporate offices...even the inside of jet planes and automobiles!  Basically, she's a legend.  And the price of her furniture pieces certainly show that.  But enough about Dorothy, let's get on to this fabulous make-over.

Humdrum Ikea Rast Dresser...

Meets Dorothy Draper dresser inspiration...


Equals these fabulous side tables!
Images via Marcus Design

Pretty amazing, huh?  For the full tutorial on the project go here.  


This project just goes to show you how a little paint and new drawer pulls can completely change the look of a piece of furniture.  

By the way, I'm slightly obsessed with these ring pulls.  Anyone else?

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