5 smart ways to repurpose your IKEA Malm dresser

Posted by Joan Shumaker on

We all have that one piece of furniture we don't really know what to do with. Maybe it's old, maybe you're bored with it, maybe you think you don't have a use for it anymore. Should you just throw it out? Or maybe you should keep it just in case. When we have that one piece we can't decide on the best option is to re-purpose it for something else.
Here are five ways you can repurpose your Ikea Malm dresser.
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1. A Vanity

Ikea Malm dresser redone as a vanity with make up in the drawers

  (Photo credit: Forever Amber )

 

For the makeup lovers out there, you can re-use your IKEA Malm as a vanity! The long shallow drawer is perfect for storing and organizing all of the makeup that you use every day. Add a sheepskin chair and a sturdy mirror, and create a glamorous space that you get to use every day.

 

2. A Changing Table

Ikea Malm dresser reupholstered as a changing table in a nursery

(Photo credit: IKEA Hackers )

 

On the lookout for an inexpensive, yet unique piece for your nursery? You can easily repurpose your IKEA Malm dresser into a changing table. The malm dresser is great because it doubles as storage space as well as the changing table. And the best part? As your child gets older, you can change it back into a regular dresser. It’s a great way to save space and money.

 

3. A Room Divider

Ikea Malm dresser being used as a divider between an eating area and couch

  (Photo credit: Apartment Therapy )

 

You can repurpose the IKEA Malm dresser as a room divider, this hack is perfect for open spaces like loft apartments or even a dorm room. A great way to section off an area, or just give yourself more privacy, while being able to use it as a regular dresser as well.

 

4. An Office Desk

Ikea Malm dresser as an office desk

  (Photo credit: Lust Living )

 

When you work in an office all day, you want to create a space that makes you feel comfortable. You can create your own office desk with the IKEA Malm dresser. All you have to do is get two of the three drawers Malm dressers, and lay an IKEA kitchen countertop over it. Add a lamp, some decorative pieces, maybe even a small plant, and you'll be set for your future workdays.

 

5. A TV Stand

Ikea Malm dresser being used as a TV stand in a living room

  (Photo credit: decouvr irlendroit du decor )

 

You can put the IKEA Malm dresser to use in your living room/ entertainment room as well. Using the dresser as a TV stand just makes sense. It’s sturdy enough to hold up your TV, and you can use the drawers to store remotes, consoles, and video games.


Now that you're hopefully inspired to repurpose your Malm dresser, take upcycling a step further and customize your dresser, with our drawer fronts for the IKEA Malm. Add glamour to your vanity with the elegantly designed Joan drawer fronts. Make your office space feel more like home with your own personalized desk. You are able to show your personality no matter what you chose to use your Malm dresser for.

 

Eleanor Drawer Fronts on an IKEA Malm dresser

  (Photo credit: Norse Interiors)

 

You might also like: 13 Best IKEA Besta Makeovers

 

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Author: Paisley McKevitt