Blog/Tutorials

  • Sea Turtle O’verlays makes this DIY children’s dresser just beachy!

    May 9, 2018

    The sea turtle dresser’s whimsical feel makes a great statement in a child’s room or anywhere you need a little bit of cheer.  This DIY is as easy as you want it to be. Make it with or without the patterned drawers, paint the dresser or not, you decide.  Create this fun little dresser to fit […]

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  • Get the Look with Metal Effects, O’verlays and Ikea Besta Inviken Console

    February 13, 2018

    By adding O’verlays painted in a metal effect of copper patina, attaching large door pulls and dressed up legs, you can transform an Ikea Besta console into a beautiful piece of furniture worthy of displaying in the front hall,  an entertainment center in your living room or an amazingly stylish sideboard in your dining room.  You can have […]

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  • How to Paint Your O’verlays

    August 15, 2016

      How to Paint O’verlays     Unpainted O’verlays Painted O’verlays Spray Paint (easiest): You’ll need… Spray paint color of your choice such as Rustoleum or a similar product. In this demonstration we used Rustoleum spray paint in Coral  Your choice of O’verlays we used the 7″ x 14″ Grace  Isopropyl alcohol such as household […]

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  • Anchors Away….A DIY Nautical Dresser

    July 13, 2016

    Instructions to create your Nautical Dresser   Before   After     What you’ll need:     3 drawer white dresser that will fit the Multiple Parts Anchor O’verlay (it is trim-to-fit so sizing should not be an issue unless the dresser is too big) The dresser we used measures 32″ high x 35.5″ wide. It works on the […]

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  • DIY The Flair Exchange Bar Cart

    June 1, 2016

    Make your Ikea Bygel utility cart into a one of a kind bar cart by adding O’verlays for an eye-catching element that will keep your party guests running back to the bar not only for the drinks. The Flair Exchange Blog shows us how it’s done without breaking the bank in their DIY Bar Cart […]

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  • DIY Bar Cart Customize Ikea Vittsjo Desk

    December 4, 2015

      Easy DIY Bar Cart so you and your guests will be  sipping pretty this holiday season!          Here’s what you’ll need:      One Ikea Vittsjo Desk  One piece of board cut approximately 14.25″ w x 39.5″l x at least 1/2″ thick. To be used as the bottom shelf.  (2-3) cans spray […]

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  • Terry Fabrics UK features Designer Insights with Cheryle Rhuda

    August 19, 2015

      UK featuring Designer Insights with Cheryle Rhuda   

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  • Wow Rex…Look at those Door Knockers!

    May 13, 2015

    Meet the Ikea Tarva which had been painted a boring beige…   Curious to know what the door knockers are all about?   Well, lets start from the beginning. This Tarva is just begging for a new life.  Commence Tarva makeover now!   IKEA Tarva 3 Drawer Dresser   “Luxorious” black paint, by Velvet Finishes Paint was the first […]

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  • What is the deal with the reveal?

    September 24, 2014

    Kind of sounds like a Seinfeld episode, I know,  but many of you have asked what this “reveal” we speak of actually is.  The reveal is the space between the outer edge of the O’verlay and the edge of the drawer front. Above you have the Malm 6 drawer with Anne 6″ x 29″ panels.  […]

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  • A Look For Less – Repeat

    September 19, 2014

    A step by step project to create a stylish look without the expensive price. Click below and visit Danika & Cheryle’s first O’verlays blog for instructions. http://danikacheryle.blogspot.com/2012/02/look-for-less.html CLick here to find the Grace Minis Square 19.88″ and the Harper 20″ square Here is the finished project done beautifully  by Amanda Smith.

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  • Sweet Dreams Baby…..

    August 12, 2014

     A couple of months ago we started taking an interest in cribs.  Vanessa Antonelli, Nursery Designer for the Stars and owner of NessaLee Baby asked if we would be interested in collaborating with Nessalee and some other suppliers in decorating Kevin and Danielle Jonas new baby’s Playroom.  Vanessa turned that playroom into a beautiful space! […]

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  • Hi Jasmine

    June 4, 2014

        Overlays   Jasmine         Jasmine is available in panel size 8″ x 31.25″which fits the 3, 4 and 6 drawer MALM Dressers.        Jasmine painted silver with mirroron the 3 drawer MALM     Jasmine in gold on the white 3-drawer MALM     No need to cover every […]

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  • Chevron Makeover

    April 4, 2014

    Classic and fun. Clean and colorful. We were so taken with this fabric from Calico Corners that we decided to recreate the look on a dresser using O’verlays. The makeover was done using the Malm dresser from Ikea and the Zia O’verlay. To create a neutral background for the Chevron accents we chose an off […]

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  • How To: Glow in the dark furniture!

    November 19, 2013

    Remember the glow in the dark stars you stuck to your ceiling as a kid?  Well this do-it-yourself project will do one better.  The end result? A funky piece that is easy to make (and seriously cool looking.) The table itself is the Nordli nightstand from Ikea. The O’verlay  is the “Champagne” design.  For more […]

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  • Dwell with Dignity

    October 17, 2013

    “Hope begins at home.” Dwell with Dignity is a non profit group of interior designers and volunteers based out of Dallas Texas. They are helping families in need overcome poverty and homelessness through design. Partnered with social service agencies, they help these families achieve independence by providing and installing home interiors. Using donated materials they transform […]

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  • Redbooks “Home Inspiration”

    July 8, 2013

    “Home Inspiration” That’s what redbook magazine feels O’verlays are!    Read in the July 2013 issue…. We love it when we make the creative world happy!!   Thanks for the great article redbook!   The O’verlaystm Team xox

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  • Mirror Mirror on the drawer…………….

    May 23, 2013

          Did you know the name Linete means “idol”?   Well today Linete Diaz is our idol……Look what Linete whipped up!            I don’t know about you,  but I can’t get enough of  mirrored furniture        It’s so bright and fresh   Linete shared with us that […]

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  • CORNERED!

    May 6, 2013

    Greek Key Corners   What we do with them?   Besides LACK tables of all colors……….   Spray painted Kelly green.   …painted navy blue.       Bought in Black and painted the corners black     ……we then added a touch of silver spray- paint and brushed it with a dry paint brush.   […]

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  • Creativity at its Finest

    April 29, 2013

          Thanks everyone for sending your fabulous Photographs!    It’s fantastic to see the creativity out there!     Here is a sampling of the many awesome completed projects…………..     Senior Designer  Dafna Aviv from Classica Design in Houston,  Texas designed this beautiful room and used Greek Key 19″ squares as Art work […]

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  • MirrorMate-Part 2

    April 19, 2013

    We have a little update for you on the MirrorMate mirror we did for Cheryle’s bathroom. When we last left off on this project we had just added the fabulous Mirror Mate frames to Cheryle’s plain bathroom mirror… In case you missed it here was the “after” transformation.. Here was the before: We just loved how […]

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  • A Sticky Subject

    April 5, 2013

    (above Pippa Rast Kit #1) Today we are talking about glue, so boring but so necessary when it comes to O’verlays.  Think of O’verlays like the false eyelashes for your dresser.  They add serious glam and you don’t want them falling off, right?  So we are going to run down a list of options and go […]

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  • A Retail Application

    April 4, 2013

    A few months a go I had the pleasure of meeting the very talented designer Katie Rosenfeld  and the owners of the gorgeous ‘tween boutique, K Girl.   Katie had contacted us this past summer looking to use O’verlays in this project.  Since it was located nearby in Chestnut Hill I jumped at the chance […]

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  • Custom Quatrefoils

    February 25, 2013

    We just wanted to share another great custom before and after sent in from our customer Elizabeth Kapfer.  She is still on the hunt for the perfect knobs, but the transformation is beautiful! After:  Before: If you have a custom project in mind, please contact our Custom Department  and we can get a quote and […]

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  • A Mirrored Malm How To, and a Whole Lotta New Stuff

    February 1, 2013

    First off, before we get into this How To, we have to announce the new addition to our O’verlays family… meet our new pattern… “Bubbles”…  and yes that is a mirrored Malm she is on…  How did we mirror it? Easy! We called up our local glass shop and ordered (3) 1/8″ thick mirror panels […]

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  • A Thank You Trifecta

    January 9, 2013

    We have had a couple days jammed packed with surprises around here, and we just want to say thanks. First off, we have to thank you guys for supporting,  buying our product and making us look so damn good with the amazing transformations you do. Without you we’d be no where- just a heap of […]

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  • Make your own Antique Mirror: Part 1

    January 8, 2013

    Here at O’verlays we have been trying to figure out how to add mirror to many Ikea pieces, but the big problem we kept running into was the thickness of the mirror. When added to a flat drawer front with an O’verlay on top, you could still see the edge of the mirror behind the O’verlay panel. […]

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  • Hit or Miss: Going a size smaller

    January 2, 2013

    We are constantly testing things out around these parts, so we decided to start a new segment over here at the blog called “Hit or Miss”.   Sometimes we nail it, sometimes we fail it…  and the results are usually interesting or at least insightful, so we decided to share. When IKEA launched it’s Tarva […]

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  • O’verlay Giftcards!

    December 10, 2012

    Did you know you can give O’verlays as a gift? Click here and make someones day. Giftcards now available!  

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  • Achieve high end look with Panyl

    November 25, 2012

       We LOVE being able to get a high end look for much less (who doesn’t?) Well the very talented & crafty guys at PANYL knocked it out of the park with an amazing and  surprisingly VERY inexpensive version of the West Elm Patchwork Dresser   by using the IKEA ODDA Dresser + their genius product PANYL.   West Elm Dresser […]

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  • Happening Now

    October 18, 2012

    Hey Cupcake! It is BIRTHDAY season around here!   Cheryle, Danika and Caci all have birthdays this upcoming week,  so to celebrate we are throwing a sale.   Use code BDAY15 from 10/17-10/30 for 15% off your order.  Enjoy!

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  • A MirrorMate Makeover!

    October 8, 2012

    We love easy upgrades that have a big impact!   This past summer we had the pleasure of meeting the owner of MirrorMate, Lisa Huntting and her PR    genius Amy Florek for lunch in Boston.  We had a great time exchanging stories about business and inspiration.  Lisa created her product back in 2003 when […]

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  • Ikea Hack Squared

    October 4, 2012

    Cheryle has been busy updating an Expedit bookshelf in her office. She got to be the guinea pig to try out our 12″ Greek Key squares: She had picked up a pair of these mirrored doors on her last IKEA trip: and decided to add them to this Expedit: The mirrored doors are 13″ squares, […]

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  • The Original PAX Wardobe “How To”

    October 2, 2012

    This company started because of an IKEA hack and some fretwork panels found at a flea market. I had a client that owned two maple PAX wardrobes that became the perfect vehicle for fretwork.  With the help of a carpenter this high end look was created…  from these… …actually these exact ones (with a stripe […]

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  • Custom Mirrored Gigi Panels

    September 18, 2012

    We LOVE when you guys send in photos of your creations.   We get that proud parent feeling… “look at what our babies became!” Cheryle & I were just talking about doing a piece about mirrored furniture & O’verlays  and like magic this photo arrived in my inbox from a custom client: I think my […]

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  • How To: “Metallic O’verlays”- EASY

    September 16, 2012

    We are always being asked about painting techniques and ways to make O’verlays look unique, so we decided to start a new series featuring tons of different painting techniques.   These will range in difficulty and finished from woodgraining to gilding, and we will be sure to rank them for you (easy, intermediate and advanced),  but […]

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  • Thinking Inside the Box

    September 6, 2012

    I am a list maker.  I am also a very “A.D.D.” type person, so I really need them in order to ensure things get done. I have them everywhere… my iPad, in my purse and on my chalk board door in my kitchen.      I wanted to share a quick way to dress up […]

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  • Yay for School!!!

    September 3, 2012

    We’re having a “Back to School” Sale!     Now that the kids are back at school it’s time to get those projects going that you’ve been thinking about all summer!       Pippa Kit applied to the wall using Pippa extensions         Greek Key Squares 19″ to dress up a […]

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  • Introducing XANDRA…..our newest girl!

    July 23, 2012

      At Blogfest 2012 we had some fans ask, “Would you make an O’verlays that is a simple X?”  Well you fellow Blog friends hope you like her…   Introducing XANDRA     This is the Xandra 7″ x 30″ x 1/4″ for the Malm.  We added some extra thickness to give her more substance and grace.    […]

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  • And the Winner Is….!

    June 29, 2012

    FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012 And the Winner Is….! The Winners for the O’verlays First Birthday Best of Contest are…….. Third Place goes to Tracey!!!  Yay……… Second Place goes to Kelly!!!!!!! Yay….. And the Winner of this years “Best Of Contest” Goes to ….. drum roll please……..  First Place Luby!!!!!!  Yay..Yay…..! The above Winners  please contact us at danikacheryle@gmail.com to claim your prizes. Thanks so much […]

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  • Vote For Your Favorite O’verlays Project!

    June 26, 2012

    TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 Vote For Your Favorite O’verlays Project! Head over to our facebook page to vote for your favorite O’verlays project by ‘liking’ a photo! The winner will receive a gift card towards an O’verlays purchase in first, second or third place! Also ‘like’ our page when you vote! Thanks sooo much! xo Danika and Cheryle Posted […]

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  • Birthday Contest Submission Extension!

    June 20, 2012

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012 Birthday Contest Submission Extension! Thank you for all of your submissions so far! For those of you who are finishing up projects or need a little more time to submit, We are EXTENDING the deadline until JUNE 24 Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with! Keep sending your O’verlays™ projects in! Posted […]

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  • Our BIG Best Of the Year Contest is here!

    June 18, 2012

    MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012 Our BIG Best Of the Year Contest is here! Hello O’verlays Fans! O’verlays is turning one this July, can you believe it!!! So we have decided to celebrate this milestone by inviting you to participate in the Best of O’verlays First Year Contest! Here is how it will work… 1. Email us […]

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  • New Double Greek Key!

    June 15, 2012

    FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 New Double Greek Key! We have a new design spin on our popular Greek Key pattern. Presenting the Double Greek Key! Here is a gorgeous example of how the new Double Greek Key looks all done up! Thanks to Kelly of Jax Does Design for sharing her creation with us! View Kelly’s blog post on how she […]

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  • We love glassybaby

    June 13, 2012

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 We love glassybaby We are going to veer off the O’verlays path for a moment to tell you about a product and company we just adore. While at Blog Fest we met an inspiring woman named Lee Rhodes who is the founder of the company “glassybaby”. Lee is a three time cancer survivor who […]

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  • Customer’s window Makeover

    April 24, 2012

    TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Window Makeover… Check out the latest window transformation with O’verlays.  This was done through our custom department… David & Tanya S. had a window that they wanted to transform, problem was the existing grids were sandwiched between the glass!  (before…)  We worked with them, getting the placement of the existing grids […]

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  • “Fiona” on the Small Screen

    March 30, 2012

    “Fiona” has her television debut Our “Fiona” panels are feeling a little full of themselves these days ever since they were featured on Steven & Chris.  The guys did an amazing job transforming a Malm dresser in their  “Good, Better, Best” Segment.   Check out the before and afters: Also, did you know you can get the look of Horchow’s Infinity […]

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  • Customer’s “Anne” Transformation

    FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012 Customer’s “Anne” Transformation We love it when you guys send us your “Before and Afters”!   Here Cindy Gordon has a stylish Malm transformation using 6″x29″ Annes and some always classic and stylish ring pulls (an easy way to upgrade the look of the Malm)… In process… We also discovered Cindy is a […]

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  • Before and After Cabinets

    March 21, 2012

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 BEFORE AND AFTER CABINETS I love when you guys send us your before and afters, and this one is great! Samantha H. From Utah contacted us looking to have some custom panels made  for her office cabinet doors: (So envious of her fantastic built-ins and all that storage!!!) We played around […]

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  • O’verlays on the Window

    March 1, 2012

    THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 O’verlays on the Window This is a custom design we did for a large plate glass window.  Before, a big square. The window happened to be perfectly square, so we made 4 panels that would connect to each other to create the “framed” pattern… The panels were held in place with […]

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  • Greek Key Stairs & 20% off

    February 29, 2012

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Greek Key Stairs & 20% off We found a new use for the 4″ Greek Key Strips.   Stair risers! (We also added some solid “Annes”every other step.  We are playing around with that pattern. If you are interested let us know.) The 4″ Greek Key joins its sister 4″ Lolita, shown here dressing up […]

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