Upcycled Ikea MALM chest of drawers

Since we moved to our house 18 months ago, we’ve had a very dull Ikea chest of drawers next to our sofa. Not by choice but just because  it ended there on the first day and it was handy to have a side table to drop glasses, books, phones…
But I have never liked that piece of furniture and I always thought that it was a temporary solution.

Malm chest of drawers IKEA

In the last 18 months, I looked for a side table to replace it but didn’t find anything I really liked yet. Until I looked at our cabinet with new eyes, and stopped seeing it as a dull Ikea piece, but as a future colorful and unique one.
In less than a day, I sanded it, painted a base coat and added colours. In just a few hours, I turned this cabinet that I had disliked for over a year, in something I love and I am proud of.

Upcycled Ikea MALM

Upcycled Ikea MALM

What about you? Have you got pieces of furniture you don’t like? Have you considered upcycling them?

Note: the table lamp is home-made and I blogged about it in my last post.  And the book is the great ‘How to be an explorer of the world’ by Keri Smith and I will talk more about it in a future post.

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