The Ikea Tarva dresser is a really simple, inexpensive, solid wood dresser that does its job really well. Add in an Ikea Tarva dresser hack and you can have something that is both practical and beautiful!
You can do some really simple things to the Tarva to transform it into a stunning piece of furniture. It’s a really low budget way of getting a designer dresser in your bedroom, living room or wherever you need one.
Let’s have a look at some of the best Ikea Tarva dresser hacks available.
Well Oiled Ikea Tarva Hack
Let’s start nice and simple. This really is an easy hack from House La Bella.
All they have done is treat the solid pine that the Ikea Tarva is made out of with danish oil to really bring out the wood grain and leave the dresser with a gorgeous, golden hue that goes so well with the brass drawer knobs they have fitted.
They have done this hack with a tall Tarva unit and a double dresser to create an amazing bedroom combo.
Designer Ribbed Front Dresser
On to something a little more involved. This stunning Tarva hack from Hunker uses strips of wood glued to the front of the Tarva drawers to create a ribbed effect.
It’s such an amazing transformation and brings a little bit of texture to the look.
With the top part painted white, the wooden legs stand out a little more as a feature.
Fretwork Drawers Tarva Hack
We love the extra texture and detail brought to the Tarva dresser with this hack from Erin Spain.
The fretwork panels have come from a company called O’verlays and are simply stuck on to the front of the Tarva drawers.
The white against the grey base colour looks gorgeous and the addition of some flat brass drawer pulls finishes it all off perfectly.
Apothecary Cabinet Ikea Tarva Hack
This is an incredible Tarva dresser hack from KateBluhm on Instagram. An apothecary-style cabinet has been created by routing grooves in the solid drawer fronts to give the effect of lots of little drawers.
We love the fact they have gone for a few different sizes of drawers to give it a more interesting look.
The final touches of the apothecary label pulls, tapering of the legs and a dark wax finish all help with the transformation.
Mid-Century Modern Geometric Dresser Hack
This is a gorgeous mid-century style upgrade of the Tarva from Kristi Murphy.
The geometric brass lines on the front of the drawers create a stunning effect and combine brilliantly with the brass hairpin legs.
They have used metal brass strips, but you could use a brass effect tape and just stick that on to make the whole thing easier.
Simple Elegant Ikea Tarva Dresser Hack
Another really simple Tarva hack from JessieFinds on Instagram.
They have created a designer look just by giving it a rub with a walnut wax all over. The T shape brass knobs go perfectly with it and tie in nicely with the accessories on top.
This is a great example of using an inexpensive piece of furniture, finished nicely and adding some great accessories for the complete look!
Modern Colour Block Tarva Hack
This is a great modern take on the Ikea Tarva dresser from Nikki_Grandy on Instagram.
We love the colour-blocked grey of the unit combined with the black metal frame legs and slimline black handles.
It totally transforms the Tarva into something very stylish and contemporary and creates a blank canvas to be accessorised!
Grooved Ikea Tarva Dresser
We love the combination of materials and colours in this Tarva hack from Auguste & Claire.
They have created some geometric grooves in the drawer fronts with a tenon saw which looks stunning.
With the main part of the dresser painted white and the top and bottom left as bare wood, combined with the copper pipe handles, it looks amazing!
Dipped Effect Tarva Dresser Hack
Dipped effet painting has been going strong for a while, and we don’t think it’ll be going out of style anytime soon. Especially with great hacks like this from A Cup Of Life.
The contrast between dark waxed wood and the white is stunning and such a great mix of contemporary and traditional.
Bonus that it is really simple to do!
Cane/Rattan Ikea Tarva Drawer Hack
We are a big fan of cane furniture, especially in Ikea hacks. This great Tarva hack from House on Longwood Lane makes brilliant use of cane in the drawers.
It takes a bit of effort to create the cutouts in the drawers and fix the cane webbing in place, but the final effect is totally worth it”
That little bit of extra texture creates a whole new feel for the Tarva dresser.
Ikea Tarva Floral Decals
There are a load of great decals for Ikea furniture on Etsy, but this one from StickersColoray really stood out for us.
It is a gorgeously delicate pattern with a great mix of colours that could complement any scheme.
The great thing about the decals is that there is very little work involved to create something stunning like this!
The Ikea Tarva dresser is such a great piece of furniture. It is so versatile and provides the perfect blank canvass for a range of Ikea Tarva hacks.
It’s so easy to create a unique and stylish dresser with any of these Ikea Tarva hacks, we hope you’ve been inspired to get stuck into your own project.