I’m back today with a story about the little ikea chest of drawers that could. After about 4 months, several face-lifts, and a new set of legs she’s ready for her debut! Follow along as I show you how we transformed the Ikea Rast into a fancy new nightstand.
So if you’re a pinterest-er like me (I mean really who isn’t?!) then you’ve seen oodles of rast hacks. From fabric covered to nail head trim to a simple stain, there are endless possibilities out there in the blog world for this mighty piece of furniture.
At $34.99 this pine set of drawers is a blank slate just waiting for some creative love!
I was on a mission to find matching nightstands that were inexpensive and chic and just the right height. Sound easy right? Not so much. I struck out in every “nightstand” search so I decided to go the ‘ol DIY way! My original plan was to stain the pine wood and add some fancy gold hardware. We had just installed this curtain rod from West Elm and I wanted to mimic the look.
I debated going with a Kelly Green but since I had already failed on this once, I decided to play it safe and chose a neutral. I went with Behr’s Silver Bullet. It’s grey with a just a hint of light blue.
Once both coats of the new paint color were applied and dry, I protected the tops with a clear polyurethane. And I may or may not have had a glass of wine at this point.
I brought them in the house and plopped them next to the bed and held my breath the color would look okay. Big sigh, they looked great!
This RAST just got a whole lot fancier! Each dresser came in just around $100 each including the legs and knobs. I of course didn’t factor in the stain that was a no go. We also had the primer and spray paint on hand. The piece of plywod used added to the bottom was about $5.
Even though this wasn’t your ideal DIY, it all worked out and we have some fun and functional night stands. That’s 6 drawers of storage combined!
Anyone else have a DIY disaster that turned out great with a little elbow grease and some patience?
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Ashley Mendez says
Housewife Eclectic says
I love this! It turned out super cute! Thank you for linking up with us at Get It Together. We hope to see you there this week.
Craftivity Designs says
I love the choice you made for the legs — and I would never have thought to check Amazon.