Does everyone you know and love own the Ikea Hemnes dresser? I feel like I know at least 4 people. My friends talked me into it, and I was sold when I got my hands on it. Although it’s quite the project to put it together (thanks Ryan), it is a solid piece of furniture that I expect to hang around for quite a while.
We decided this dresser would be perfect for the nursery because it’s quite large, not wobbly, and has a ton of storage. There was something about it that didn’t really mesh with my nursery ideas though. We opted to get the dresser in White Stain as opposed to White if you were curious.
I looked up Ikea dresser hacks, and most of them required a saw, sanding or paint. Being 9 months pregnant, I just wasn’t up for a project like that.
The Drawer Pulls
It occurred to me updating the dresser knobs would be so easy but also super impactful. A jungle theme has slowly worked it’s way into the nursery. I searched and searched for something that wouldn’t require me to patch the single knob holes and drill new ones. (Again with the power tools that I neither own nor have the energy for currently.) How darling are these cabinet pulls? I thought they’d be at least $10 each and my dreams of a $200 dollar dresser would quickly dissipate. They were 12 for $16 (when I bought them they were $16 but as of this post they’re $13!) Score.
Basically I just screwed them in the holes where the other pulls were supposed to go! Unfortunately the screws that came with the cabinet pulls were too long and the screws that came with the dresser didn’t fit the holes of our purchased cabinet pulls. We went to home depot and got the screws that were the correct length but we ended up still needing washers. I would suggest bringing the cabinet pull with you to the department store and making sure it fits in the hole then buying some washers to make sure of a tight fit. We ended up using two washers for each pull.
You could do so many things to this dresser to make it perfect for whatever room you want it in.
I think our son will like the lions (because it has been forced upon him by his cat obsessed parents) so I think we will keep it this way for a while. But if he hates it, how easy is it to change drawer pulls?
- $250 dresser
- $16 drawer pulls
- $1 screws
- $1 washers
- Total: $268
If you already have this dresser or something similar, it’s super inexpensive to update a dresser with drawer pulls!
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