Ikea Hack – Malm Dresser

Hi Dolls!
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen my Ikea hack of the Malm dresser. I always get so many questions on it, so I wanted to do a post about it to share all the details.
For this Ikea hack, I used two malm dressers of four drawers. They are two separate dressers that I placed together, not glued or attached, but I guess if you want to, you could probably attach them. On top, I added the glass top so it look seamless, this makes a huge difference, otherwise it would probably look a little weird lol!

Ikea hack, brass knobs

Ikea hack, brass knobs

Ikea hack with brass knobs

Ikea hack, brass knobs

Now the fun part, the knobs!! I loveee brass or lucite knobs, so for the bedroom dresser I used brass ring pulls, and for Sophia’s room I used a lucite and brass pulls for a more vintage look.  Here are some of my favorite knobs:
Favorite Brass Knobs


1234, 5, 6, 7, 8

To attach the knobs, use a cabinet mounting template (like this) and measure top to bottom and side to side to make sure that the holes are aligned. Use a regular drill bit to make your holes and attach the knobs with the hardware provided. Done!

I absolutely love how they look now, it gives the dresser a more glam look. Have you dome any Ikea hacks? Let me know if you would like to see any other Ikea hacks that I have done in my house!



  1. Leslie
    June 26, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Hello, I love this look, one question however. What was the measurement for how long the knobs had to be. In this case the malm dresser panels are very thin, how did you make sure they weren’t too long for the panels? What site did you use for the exact knob you went with? I want to achieve the same exact look, thanks.

    • Ceres
      July 14, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      I didn’t really measure the knobs, most are cabinet knobs which should work well for the Ikea dresser. The round knobs are from lookintheattick.com, its linked above 🙂

  2. Ebony
    November 7, 2016 / 4:12 am

    Did you use one glass top for the dresser or two? What size?

    • Ceres
      November 10, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Just one, I bought the top for the double dresser. xoxo

      • April 3, 2017 / 9:17 pm

        Hi, love the glass top idea. Where would I be able to get that?

        • April 3, 2017 / 9:22 pm

          Oops I juse saw u purchazed it in ikea lol sorry, what size would it be?

          • Ceres
            April 3, 2017 / 9:36 pm

            I got the size for the 6 drawer one, since I have 2 units of 4 drawers. It fits perfectly 😘

  3. frieda
    November 28, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Hi, i love sophias malm with the pulls. i found them on etsy through your site but they come in a bunch of sizes, which size did you buy?

    • Ceres
      December 9, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Hi Frieda, the knobs for her dresser was from a loom in the attic, I do love the ones from etsy tho! I think 4in 😘

  4. Bri
    December 20, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Hi! I am attempting the same project but having issues with the legs- how did you add the legs on?

    • Ceres
      January 19, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      Hi Bri! I did not add legs to the malm dresser. I got the four drawer one, which is pretty high already. Hope that helps!

  5. March 1, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I can’t even deal with the cuteness and glam luxe feel in these furniture pieces, love the details.

    • Ceres
      March 1, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Aweee thank you so much Ariana 😘

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