Setting Up Our Alternative Bedroom Dresser From Ikea

bedroom dresserIn my last post I shared our shopping list for a bedroom dresser from IKEA for under $300. This weekend we set up the dresser with some help from our dog, RJ.

I didn’t take many pictures of the setup, mainly because SOMEONE (cough…Udo the long suffering boyfriend…cough) felt I was spending too much time fiddling with the camera while he did all the work. I am still trying to get the hang of my DSLR camera so sue me!

Either way we managed to put together the Expedit shelves and Branas inserts with nary an issue. Remember, we have done this before and are old hats at IKEA assembly.

Expedit insert set up

RJ insists on being involved in every bit of the process even though he is more of a hindrance.

Here’s what the “dresser” looks like with only the Branas baskets.

Expedit bookshelf with Branas baskets

Expedit bookshelf with Branas baskets

Expedit insert set up-2

Paused work to take this picture. The empty space is for the Expedit 2-drawer inserts.

And…drumroll please…here is the finished product. An “alternative” bedroom dresser from IKEA for under $300. I like it.

bedroom dresser new bedroom dresser

I still need to figure out what to do with the wall above the dresser.

Stay tuned for my next post on how I got a new desk for my home office space for under $50!

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  1. Desmond
    November 3, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Hi! I googled “alternatives to dressers” and stumbled on your site. Love how it looks, how is it holding up after a year of use?

    • November 10, 2014 / 2:02 pm

      It has held up great! Even through a particularly aggravating move to a new apartment. We actually sold one of the Expedit’s (space issues in the new apartment) and now use just one as a low tv stand (we still have the baskets though). They are great multi functional pieces.

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