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Who doesn’t love a good IKEA Hack? Sharing all about our super easy DIY IKEA Hemnes Hack for Evie’s big girl room!
What seems like forever ago, we started working on Evie’s big girl room.
In our old Lawrenceville house, she had her farmhouse nursery that I LOVED. Though my style has evolved past farmhouse, I still really love that room. It was the first time I designed a room from start to finish and I’m so proud of it.
Her room now in our new (well, really current) house is SO different and really reflective of how my personal style has changed over the years.
We added some bright, floral wallpaper over top of pretty, pink painted board and batten.
Other Posts About Evie’s Room
The last big project in her room was DIYing a dresser!
I LOVED this dresser but um… not spending that much money on it!
That’s when I decided it was time for a good ole’ IKEA hack!
I ended up drawing up this plan for what I wanted it to look like.
And here is what it looks like now!
Honestly it was SO easy to do and 100% worth the minimal effort to save $100s on the original Pottery Barn dresser.
DIY IKEA HEMNES HACK SUPPLIES
- IKEA Hemnes Dresser
- O’verlays Anne Kit for IKEA Hemnes 8 Drawer Dresser
- Zinsser Bin Primer
- Paint (we used Simply White by Benjamin Moore)
- Paint Sprayer
Just wanted to give you a quick overview of the O’verlays product.
The have several different option on their website. I chose the Anne Kit because it most closely resembled the Pottery Barn dresser that I was trying to mimic.
This is what you get with the Anne Kit.
It’s everything you need to customize your Hemnes dresser!
Now they provide you with detailed instructions in which they recommend using spray paint to paint the O’verlays themselves. We decided to roll them then using a paint brush and it was difficult to get a totally smooth finish. So, in the future I would definitely recommend using spray paint.
Eventually, we decided to spray them with the paint sprayer.
To get the dresser ready…
You always need to prime IKEA dressers with Zinsser BIN Primer. This stuff STINKS. Like, horribly. So please use it outside with a full respirator on.
Once that dried, we painted two coats of Simply White by Benjamin Moore. That’s a pretty straightforward process.
Really, the thing to keep in mind with IKEA hacks is using the right primer. Everything else is the same as any other piece of furniture you would paint.
Once we had everything painted, we glued the O’verlays onto the IKEA Dresser.
Then, we added in knobs and voila! I love how it looks!
The O’verlays really add so much depth to your typical Hemnes dresser. Even my mom said she thought it looked so much more expensive than it was!
- Wall Paint: Dream Whip by Benjamin Moore
- Dresser Paint: Simply White by Benjamin Moore
If you’re looking for a simple yet impactful IKEA dresser hack, check out O’verlays!