The Ikea Tarva series actually includes dressers， a night stand， and beds. But， the dressers are by far the most often hacked from the Tarva line. They are sturdy， unfinished wood dressers. Just a blank canvas waiting for someone with a little bit of imagination to transform it.
Here’；s my Tarva hack from a few years ago：accent pillow case baby canvas baby decoration
I originally needed a TV stand for an odd corner nook in our old home. Nowpillow cases home decor， this little dresser serves as extra storage my our front door (paired with a couple of Ikea storage boxes).
1. Green Goodness –； I’；m loving the simplicity of this transformation， with just a coat of gorgeous green paint and new hardware.
source： Love &； Renovations
2. Overlay Magic –； Apparently， there is a company that designs overlays for drawer fronts. Who knew？! This DIY-er gave an Tarva dresser fresh paint， new legs， and a modern overlay front.
source： Erin Spain
3. Frame and Stain –； Adding framed drawer fronts is easier than you may think. Add a weathered stain finish with industrial drawer pulls， and you wouldn’；t even recognize this as an Ikea piece.
source： House on Longwood Lane
4. Navy Dream –； I’；m swooning over this navy paint color…； It’；s Benjamin Moore Hale Navy ？？ With drawer frames， new feet， and mix-match hardware， this nightstand is totally my style.
source： The Collected House
5. Apothecary Update –； With a bit of routing and a whole lotta new hardware， this Instagrammer turned a simple dresser into her dream apothecary cabinet.
6. Numbered Nightstand –； This hack involves the little nightstand version of the Tarva. The floating house number eally makes this piece look custom.
source： Cherished Bliss
7. Criss Cross –； Adding drawer frames and a x-detail on the sides makes this piece feel extra custom.
source： Our Humanist Home
8. Mid century Makeover –； Green paint， new legs， and gold hardware， this mid century makeover is a fun addition to a kid’；s room.
source： Sarah Sherman Samuel
9. Coastal Cool –； these accents are giving me major coastal vibes. And think about all of that extra storage in those nightstands!
source： The Lily Pad Cottage
10. Walnut Wonder –； This stain makes a plain Tarva dresser look way more expensive than it is!
source： Cherished Bliss
11. Faux Embossing –； Use textured wallpaper to make a faux embossed front drawer panel. And isn’；t that emerald paint a dream？
source： The Pretty Life Girls
12. Powder Blue –； Add a fresh coat of baby blue paint an d leather drawer pulls for an unexpected furniture update.
It’s been a while since we have talked about one of our favorite sewing room supplies, Bias Tape! Bias tape is great for two things: stabilizing curves and finishing edges. While you can pick up a pack at the store in a variety of colors, it’s so much cuter to make your own with pretty fabric.There are a ton of projects using bias tape on Prudent Baby so here is a refresher course on making your own. It seems a little complicated, but do it once and you’ll be hooked.Recognize these spools from my latest Antiquing Adventure Video? They are perfect to store my new bias tape on my pegboard wall.
A blanket box or trunk is a great way to add both style and handy extra storage space to a bedroom or living room. Available in so many different sizes, shapes and styles there is guaranteed to be something for you. Traditionally, the name would suggest, a blanket box has kept at the foot of the bed to store blankets and sheets, but as we will see, this is not the only way a blanket box can be used around the home. They really are a surprisingly adaptable and useful item of furniture well worth investing in.
Pool party season may soon come to a close, but it doesn’t mean you have to go indoors. In fact, we’re looking forward to cooler days and nights. And thosecooler tempsof fall make it an ideal time to be outside and enjoy your patio a little longer. Which is why we’re thinking of ways to bring fall toour porch and patio.Take a peek at some of our best ideas: