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DIY Ikea Drawers: How to Make Easy Rattan Drawers

The rattan drawers trend is all the rage right now, and we created an easy hack for DIY Ikea drawers to get the look for less!
Total Time1 hr
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Home Decor
Keyword: ashley rose, budget, diy, dresser, ikea drawers, ikea dresser, ikea hack, mercer, rattan, rattan drawers, serena and lily, sugar and cloth
Servings: 1 dresser drawers
Cost: $350

Equipment

  •  Xacto knife
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat

Ingredients

Instructions

  • When you're assembling your Ikea dresser or chest of drawers, be sure to leave the drawer fronts off so that it's easier to attach the grasscloth. 
  • Lay the grasscloth on your cutting mat and cut a piece that's the general size of your drawer or door. 
  • Making sure that the front of the drawer is facing up, use a foam brush to spread Titebond glue across the front. 
  • Be careful not to make the edges of the glue too thick or it will overflow once you press the wallpaper to the front. 
  • Place the grasscloth face down on your mat and then place the glue side of the drawer on top of the back of the grasscloth and press firmly. If you have any excess glue on the edges of the drawer, quickly wipe it away. 
  • You'll notice that there is an excess of grasscloth all the way around the drawer front, which is good! Once the glue dries, we'll be cutting the excess away.
  • Leave the drawer front on top of the glued grasscloth for about 15 minutes to make sure the glue is adhering well. Once the glue has set, use the rotary cutter to trim away the excess grasscloth all the way around the drawer front.
  • You can feel for the hole in the center of the drawer where the knob will go by running your finger over the center. Once you know the hole placement, make a small "X" with your Xacto knife. 
  • Using the hardware that came with your choice of knobs (or in our case, that came with the dresser), attach each knob to the drawer fronts. You can use a custom handle or pull as well, it's totally up to you. Now all you have to do is style your Ikea dresser and you're all set!