1. Build IKEA Tarva dressers/ cut feet to sit flat on floor
2. Paint pattern
3. Add lattice trim
4. Add trunk hardware
1. Build Tarva wood dressers
I used the small and medium sized dressers because they would work perfectly together. IKEA also has a large long Tarva dresser that would work fantastic as one large trunk.
Cut the four feet so that the dresser sits flat on the floor instead of being raised up.
2. Paint Pattern
The Rayee Canvas LV trunk 1872-1888 “striped”
Paint whole dresser with Chiffon cream paint
Using 18mm painters tape mask off evenly spaced stripes
Now using subtle suede paint paint over masked off dresser for secondary stripe color. Then remove tape when still wet.
The Monogram Canvas LV trunk 1896- Present
Paint whole dresser with espresso brown paint
Using plastic LV stencil from Etsy apply look at me gold paint covering the dresser completely with the pattern.
3. Trim out trunk
The Rayee canvas trunk
Completely trim out dresser using strips of painted black lattice making sure to hide the seams of the drawers but still making sure each drawer opens.
For character trim out a couple drawers with stained pieces of lattice.
The Monogram Canvas Trunk
Completely trim out with faux leather painted pieces of lattice (As seen in video)
Again to add characters use a few stained peices of lattice on a few drawers
4. Add Hardware!
Dress that dresser up with decorative corner brackets, latches and decorative nails.
The more brass the better!