Dresser Do Over + O’verlays Giveaway

By Kate Riley April 7, 2015

My stepdaughter moved in with us while she is taking a year off and working before continuing her education. She lives in the little studio above our garage so she has the best of both worlds, a place to call her own and her family close by. She traveled to South America for a few months but since she returned home in December, we’ve been fixing up the studio to suit her style using most of the pieces from her navy and coral bedroom I pulled together for her when she was in college.

She was in need of a small dresser that also served as a nightstand so I painted over this IKEA Koppang chest turned bone inlay lookalike from last year (she found the pattern too busy for her taste and hey it’s just paint!) My girl loves navy and white with coral or pink so I worked with that palette again. I lightly sanded the dresser and gave it a few extra thin coats of Glidden’s ‘Rich Navy’ which formed the base of the original chest makeover from last year.

white tray on navy chest

I used the DeeDee O’verlays fretwork panels for this dresser, just enough to give the drawers a little contrast and curvy detail. I’ve used these panels before (see this dresser update) as have many bloggers, they are a fabulous way to get a high end look for less!

navy ikea koppang with overlays

O’verlays are so easy to apply, I use cotton swabs and Liquid Nails to apply them to the surface of the drawers (make sure the paint has cured for at least 24 hours and is completely dry). This O’verlay pattern partnered with nickel ring pulls purchased at MyKnobs.com mimics the style of the iconic Dorothy Draper Espana chest.

overlays with ring pulls

The navy Greek key trim is from M&J Trimmings, I sewed it on the edge of a plain white curtain. The lamp is one of two raspberry gourd lamps I bought from Lamps Plus (the twin is in the upstairs guest room). The blue accent pillows I made from a single Target curtain panel, the brushstroke accent pillow is my own design. The white mirrored tray is Nate Berkus from Target, the inlay chevron frame was purchased at Anthropologie a few years ago.

navy overlays chest of drawers


white tray on navy nightstand


Today O’verlays is offering three lucky winners a $75 shop credit for your own makeover, custom or prefab IKEA kits available. O’verlays are lightweight decorative panels that are paintable and easily attach to furniture, mirrors, walls and glass.

Eligibility to win one of three O’verlays $75 shop credits:

1) Pick a favorite pattern at O’verlays then name it in a comment on this blog post, that’s it!

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends on Saturday April 11, 2015 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good luck!


  1. What a great little dresser/night stand! I love the combo of navy, white, and coral. It looks fresh and young. I clicked on over to the overlays web site and there are so many great ones to choose from! I love them all. But, if I had to pick one for the project I am working on right now, I would go with the Bubbles overlay. I am designing my 3 year old son’s room and I think a night stand painted in Kelly Green with the Bubbles overlay would bring a fun and playful look to his room. Everything you do looks so clean and crisp. I just love your style.

    Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

  2. I sure love the Anne on a Koppang chest. I always forget to think of switching out the pulls, though, thanks for the reminder!

  3. I just love the Ruby. I think it would be so pretty in white on a green dresser!

  4. I really like the Danika. I just built a low profile modern headboard and it needs a little sumthin’ sumthin’. This would be perfect!

  5. All of the designs are great but I have a project I’m working on right now that I would use DeeDee on. I love your projects. Tons on inspiration and great tips.

  6. Pippa Tarva 2! We are already planning on getting 2 ikea dressers for our nightstands. These would be great!

  7. Great job on the IKEA hack dresser! My favorite overlays would be either Anne, Jasmine or Xandra. So many great choices!! Thanks for all your inspiration. Melody

  8. I have some Ikea dressers I would LOVE to get rid of, but these overlays would be awesome to give them a new life… I love the Anne pattern (and not just because it’s my name, ha).

  9. I have two RAst dressers that I painted for nightstands that could use some oomph. I’d pick the Dee Dee singular or Eloise 1. I can’t decide.

  10. So many incredible patterns to choose from, but I love the classic Anne the best.

  11. Hi Kate! I have a dresser that I’m trying to decide what to do with, and I think the Jasmine o’verlays would make it shine in my guest room!

    I love the simple curtain trimmed with the greek key trim, what a great custom idea!

    Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  12. These are fantastic! I would love to try Grace with mirrored drawer fronts.

  13. I prefer the simpler styles like Grace and Pippa, but I think my favorite is DeeDee!

  14. Im pretty obsessed with the Pippa for the IKEA Rast!! it would be absolutely perfect in the nursery!!!!

  15. Anne. I’m just finishing my oldest daughters room and we painted a dresser navy blue – this overlay would be perfect!

  16. Anne is calling my name… Thanks for the opportunity – my fingers are crossed!

  17. I love the Jasmine … So pretty! Your bedroom redo is gorgeous … The color combination is perfect! Thanks Kate for the chance to win a giveaway :)

  18. I adore, adore, adore the Pippa TARVA Kit. I would for sure give my humdrum furniture a little tszuj!

  19. The Anne O’verlay is beautiful and classic. Thanks for sharing your pretty makeovers with us!

  20. I like Rex . Anne is beautiful , too . Especially would be great with mirror under Anne.

    That room is great the coral is such a true coral tone and I havebeen a navy blye fan forever.

  21. I like the Pippa TARVA Kit. I think it would look great to dress up an old plain baby chest.

  22. i cant decide if i like lola or fiona or quartefoil best!! lol i like the look of all three!!

  23. I am in line with Anne as a favorite! I’d love to use it on some Besta doors and make a nice little entry way cabinet!

  24. anne is right up my alley. Been searching for something to do with an old dresser and this would be perfect. Thanks.

  25. I like the Rex overlay for the three-drawer MALM dressers! Simple and clean.

  26. What a beautiful update! I definitely see some overlays in my future – hopefully the Ann or Jasmine ones.

  27. I’ve been looking at the Anne overlays for the Ikea Hemnes 3 drawer chest.

  28. I could really use the Sandra overlay for a piece I have.

  29. I have been in love with the Anne pattern for as long as I can remember! I’d love to use these in my glass-front cabinet doors in the kitchen!


  30. I have lusted after the Greek Key for some time now! My husband would love it around our fire place!

  31. I am loving the look of this dresser! Something about dark blue and white together looks almost nautical and I’m such a sucker for the color combo. And something about that clear tray just really brings it all together!

  32. tough choice…..i love pippa single – but i love a lot of them! thank you for the chance!

  33. I have an Ikea Rast dresser I want to makeover, and I think I’d keep it simple with the Rex Thick O’verlays.

  34. I didn’t even know about overlays until you featured them on your blog!

    I really like Gigi


  35. The Dee Dee would look wonderful on the dresser l am redoing now..Thank you..

  36. I love the Xandra Sunburst! I think it would just add an element of fun to any piece

  37. I have been wanting to try overlays for such a long time! This may be my chance! It’s hard to decide on one but love the greet & double Greek!

  38. I like either Anne or Grace. Want to update the blah nursery/toddler room for my little bean. I hope I win!

  39. Would love to try them. Thanks for the chance. Love the Anne overlay!

  40. I’m a fan of the classic Anne. Not too busy and universally appealing. :)

  41. I have a pink malm chest that would be adorable with the “Anne” in gold!

  42. I love the Jasmine pattern. I’ve got to do some measurements to see if it’d fit my dresser that sorely needs some sprucing up.

  43. Hi Kate, I have been looking for perfect blue for my dresser and yay!! I found it today in this post :)

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love Fiaona, Jasmine, Pippa Single

  44. The dresser looks beautiful!
    I really like the Jasmine pattern Thank you for the giveaway!

  45. Picking a “favorite” is tough, so much inspiration in those designs, but I really like the Fiona in the 7″ x 12.75″.

  46. The xandra starburst, cheryle ordiamond. all of them are fabulous, actually.

  47. I have a soft spot for quatrefoil designs, so the Jasmine is calling out to me!

  48. All are so fun! I think I like Anne and Bubbles best at first look through.

  49. I think the Anne is just so classic and would never go out of style. Thanks!

  50. Obsessed with this post and now kinda want to redo something in navy! I would love the pippa!!!

  51. Personally I like the bubbles, they’re so cute and random; less structured.

  52. Gigi or Dee Dee! Would love to transform my girls Ikea dresser! Thank you!

  53. The dresser is gorgeous! I love the blue and white combination and the overlay detail just kicks it up a notch! I love the overlays because it can give a person like me who isn’t great with a miter saw the chance to have a professional looking piece when your done! I love the Caci overlay! I saw something similar on an entry table and would love to make it for ours !

  54. Great way to spruce up a plain piece of furniture. I like “bubbles”.

  55. I love LOLA! I’ve used it before and it is a modern classic. Overlay’s has been a favorite of mine for years and I’m so glad to see more options and it just inspires me to do another project.

  56. Great job on the dresser! I love all the overlays but Jasmine is my favorite :)

  57. I love the Quattrefoil! I must come from my love of Victorian Gothic architecture. :)

  58. I really love what you did with the bedside table. The Pippa Tarva also looked like a great pattern. What a neat product!

  59. I love the classic design of DeeDee!!! So beautiful! So much fun visiting their web site!

  60. Loving the Jasmine, maybe with the thicker line. Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Great re-make! I love the potential of the Pippa TARVA Kit! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

  62. I really love the Bubbles o’verlay. It would look great on a dresser or a mirror.

  63. Bubbles or Lola are both great! Love your work and all your new designs!!

  64. Love the Greek key, but there are so many possibilities it is hard to pick one!

  65. Beautiful job with the dresser Kate! It looks very high end! Pretty color combination for your daughter’s room. I like the Dee Dee Pattern and also the Anne.

  66. Looks great!! I’d love the Jasmine for my Master Bedroom. I have the pattern on drapes.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  67. This is such a great idea! It is hard to pick a favorite but Jasmine kind of caught my eye! Love them!

  68. Have wanted to try the overlays for some time. I have the perfect piece too. Thank you for this opportunity to win some. DeeDee and Ruby are my favorite!

  69. LOLA LOLA LOLA!! I adore LOLA! So happy I
    Stumbled on this – I JUST found a great piece yesterday
    That the O’verlays will be perfect for !!!!

  70. What a fun project! Wow, hard decision on picking just one. It’s between Anne, Lola or Grace. Thanks for the opportunity to win and transform a piece of furniture.

  71. I’m in love with Greek Key double — maybe because I’m half Greek?!

  72. I was so excited to read this blog. I actually bought the RAST 3 drawer dresser at a garage sale recently (cheap) and was contemplating how to change the look. I love the Anne design
    (SKU R3.AN521-3)—it gives an chic look. I would paint the dresser black and the O’verlays in silver with brushed nickel knobs.
    Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

  73. I decided I liked the DeeDee best, then noticed that was what you chose. Classy but not too modern or busy.

  74. Gracie is the perfect solution for indecision about wanting curves or straight lines. Gracie gives me both!

  75. There were some awesome designs, but the one that caught (and held) my eye was Bubbles. How beautiful!

  76. I really like the Harper O’verlays Kit for IKEA RAST (3 drawer). I painted a RAST dresser in a dark blue for my grandson’s bedroom and I think the Harper overlays kit would look stunning on it!

  77. Coral looks like it could be really fun! Cute for a child’s bedroom. Love it!

  78. Oh my gosh, you did it again! Love! I just never think of painting IKEA furniture. We have the Billy, Expedit and Hemnes in our house!

    I love the Anne & DeeDee – simple styles for me.

  79. They are all so beautiful, my favorites are Pippa Single and the Pippa Tarva kit.

  80. I absolutely love Jasmine and Dee Dee. This is the most ingenius product!

  81. I adore the quatrefoil for a cabinet door inlay. I am adding cabinet doors to existing built-ins and was looking for something unique for the door designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  82. I love the Cheryle! It would be perfect in my entryway. I’ll have to pick up one of these dressers next time I’m at IKEA.

  83. I love the Anne and tthe Pippa Tarva Kit. I am asways refinishing, fixing, and painting furniture for my booth at a local antique store. Great way to dress up a plain piece of furniture.

  84. I love the Anne kit – would love to win to put on an IKEA dresser I have in mind for our bedroom!

  85. What a fantastic makeover for the Ikea dresser. I absolutely adore chinoiserie, so my favorite design is the pagoda. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  86. I LOVE O’verlays – I already have them in my house and want more! The Cheryle for Billy bookcases would be great

  87. I love the Diamond pattern! Thanks for the opportunity! Your dresser makeover looks fabulous!

  88. gosh! Choose only one!? Love the Diamond pattern, but then Jasmine would be lovely on some of my IKEA pieces…

  89. Great colors. Love the fresh navy and white combo. My favorite fretwork is Anne. It’s simple and elegant.

  90. Gosh there’s so many possibilities, at the moment I’d say I am tied between the Jasmine, Caci, and Quatrefoil . I am currently in the midst of DIY’ING my very first Rast so winning would be extra awesome for my project! Great makeover!

  91. I love the Fiona overlay. I have a nightstand that could use a bit of dressing up.

  92. Your versatile little dresser looks great all dressed up in navy blue, but I’m not sure how you brought yourself to paint over that amazing bone inlay pattern! The room is really beautiful -lucky girl who lives there:)
    The Gracie and Natalie inlays pique my interest, but Diamond and DeeDee are lovely as well!

  93. Pippa is my favorite! So chic…I used it to upgrade a $35 dresser and get compliments from every guest who comes over! I keep post-it notes in the top drawer so I can write down the website for them. :) I’m a new-ish DIYer on a serious budget and now I have pieces I can be proud of!

  94. I love “Anne”– I have never seen these before! So many ideas for them!

  95. Ive been looking for a older dresser to update for my new baby nursery. These overlays would be perfect for it I love the Caci pattern.

  96. I love what you did to that dresser as well. Plus, I love the color scheme you chose. You’ve made such a lovely room for your step daughter. It looks absolutely darling!

  97. Love the Jasmine pattern – always been interested in trying these Overlays! Thanks!

  98. I love the simplicity of Grace. (Ha, that was kind of a great sentence, whether or not I’m talking about O’verlays.)

  99. You can’t beat Xandra for a classic pattern, it blends in well with all decorating styles. I’ve got to get this one!

  100. Hard to decide between so many options, but if I have to pick just one, it would be Grace.

  101. I would love to do this to a dresser! I like the Gracie for its simplicity.

  102. I love that dresser. I have been waiting for DH to finish putting a dresser together so I could order an overlay. I love the Anne! And thanks for the daily inspiration!

  103. Jasmine is my favorite right now…Love them all..How can one chose! :) :)

  104. I’m joining in the ORC for my daughter’s nursery and the cheryl or the pippa overlays for the RAST would be perfect for the RAST I want to put in her closet! hope I win!

  105. I wish for an o’verlays-like product to transform the legs on some of the Ikea Furniture. The legs can make or break a style.

  106. I used Jasmine on my daughters’ dresser last year and love it!!! Now their sisters are in need of a new dresser too! :)

  107. The chest I am working on would look great with the Dee Dee overlay.

    Thanks for the give-a-way.

  108. I’m actually about to make my first overlay purchase! I love Anne for the IKEA Hemnes line. It’s simple and classic. Can’t wait to finally use this awesome product! Thanks for all the ideas :)

  109. I’m a traditionalist…the Anne and the Diamond are both gorgeous. I would use them on an Ike dresser in our closet.

  110. “Anne” is my fave. Very simple but classy. Those overlays are such a great idea, I wish I had thought of it before!

  111. My favorite has always been DeeDee, with a close second all their wonderful greek key stuff!

  112. It’s hard to pick just one, but I’d have to say my favorite is the Gracie pattern. Very chic!

  113. I like the Anne… its simple and just enough to pretty up my plain dresse

  114. I like Anne and Bubbles. I think my favorite is Bubbles though. There is just something simple and special about it…
    Thanks for the opportunity! Your dresser looks amazing!

  115. My current favorite is Caci — I am looking to use these on two of those chests. This space looks fantastic, and I love the coral lamp with the navy chest.

  116. Cheryle looks interesting. Love how a simple overlay can really dress up a dresser.

  117. I really like the “Bubbles” overlay. I have an old old dresser that I guess I thought I would someday restain and revarnish. But, aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh, that’s not going to happen. So I’m thinking I like that whole navy and coral color scheme. So if I win the credit, I might just slap a coat or two of paint on that dresser and see how it looks!!!

  118. Caci strip for foyer Oompa… Or maybe Pagoda–somewhere! So much inspiration–thanks!

  119. I like the Pippa Single. Need to update a dresser and these would be perfect!

  120. I need to find something to use the Pagoda on, also like the Pippa.

  121. Would love to add the Xandra overlay to my Besta entertainment center!

  122. Hard to decide, but I think Pippa single would be good for a campaign chest style makeover.

  123. I’ve been eyeing Pippa #2 for my Rast drawers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. Omg, I love the dresser makeover you did! So beautiful! You are so talented, Kate! Can you please come and decorate my house:) ?
    I love O’verlays Hemne Anne pattern. Would love to use it in my guest bedroom on my IKEA dresser.Such a cool idea! I love their website.

  125. Oh the DeeDee I like so very much for its simple and classic lines. Plus my youngest sister’s name is Karen but her nickname is Dee Dee!

  126. Coral. Yeah, I’m probably the only one. But it’s like a pop of Champagne bubbles!

  127. I just love the Anne and the Dee Dee. The Overlays are just genius and do so much to really make a piece of furniture special.

  128. What a great way to makeover an otherwise plain piece of furniture! My favorite would probably have to be the Pippa Single.

  129. I love the Fiona and the Anne for the 5 drawer Tarva and the Greek Key Double.

  130. I love the Harper profile. It mimics the four square tile I used in the bathroom. My plan is to use an old chest for a a vanity in my bedroom and think that overlay would really dress that chest up. Thanks for the chance to a win.

  131. I would like to pick up the Ikea Rast (pine nightstand) and paint it and use the DeeDee overlay.

  132. I like the pippa single or Jasmine pattern. There are so many great ones, it will be difficult to pick!

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