After having the above IKEA dresser for about 8 years now I decided it is time to change (with minimal cost). As you can see, the results came out great.
Directions: (click on pictures for gallery)
This project was easy. I was tempted and still might change the knobs but the original still looked fine. The sweat equity really was the sanding. Overall, I got a new look with minimal cost!
Thanks to http://www.ikeahackers.net/2017/01/driftwood-stained-rast-scandinavian-farmhouse-feel.html as this is where I got my idea.
Let me know if you have any questions.