Published at Sunday, 02 September 2018. Storage Bench. By Marcy Dillon.
Bench with drawers. What would we do without them? But what, if your new drawer unit, doesn't quite match the rest of your decor with some slight ingenuity and hardware? That's not much of a problem! One thing I truly love about IKEA is that much of their selection can be had in raw untreated wood or plywood. It will readily accept about stain and paint making it ideal for hacking to anything.
If you were to buy a new one, the drawer is also have a notch cut out in the front for easy opening, but the beauty here is that, if you don't like the notch, you can simply flip the drawer around to get a completely smooth face. This also proves fortunate, if you like me, have a slightly used model, as the back tend to be in a bit better condition since we're going to prep the unit for staining, I would recommend to give it a light sanding with a 220 grit sandpaper to make Sure everything is nice and smooth don't be too vigorous in your sanding.
Your creativity could come up with we're starting off with an IKEA me chest of drawers. Unfortunately, it's something which may be on its way out of the IKEA selection, it's not sold in Sweden anymore, even though it's available in some other locations. I was lucky enough to pick up a slightly used one at the flea market, but it does mean that I had to go through some extra steps to get rid of the marks left by the previous owner, which of course, you wouldn't need to do.
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