Monday, May 3, 2010

IKEA Rast Dresser

What would happen if Aubrey + Lindsay's RAST side table:

had a baby with Bungalow 5 Niagara 3-door dresser?

That was the inspiration I had for this IKEA Rast hack I did for a client.

I started by painting the front of the drawers white.

Charlotte loves supervising my DIY projects :)

I wanted the body black, but stained.. not painted. I used IKEA black wood stain (you can see it in some of the images).

I did two coats of black stain, and then three coats of water based poly.

Here is the after:

The knobs are from Anthropologie.

I couldn't get great pictures - hopefully I can get some better ones when the dresser is in my clients home!


  1. That looks amazing!! The knobs really make it!

  2. Love it! What a creative way to turn something ordinary into a standout piece.

  3. It turned out so lovely!! I love it when people repurpose furniture to create the look they want.

    Oh, and Charlotte looks like a nice buddy to have around :)

  4. what a great result!! If I had some spare space I would definitely tackle this one!
    i love your projects, thank you so much for sharing! i cant wait to make my notice board

  5. very cute! i really want to do this for my son's room!

  6. Wow, Bryn! This looks fantastic! I can't wait to see the final product all put together!

  7. i love how affordable the rast dresser is, and you really made it look high end.
    nice job.

  8. Love it! The knobs look like they were made for it. Great job!

  9. Yours looks great. I've loved the first image ever since I first saw it months ago. One of my dogs like to supervise, too. :)

  10. looks great! what a wonderful idea.

  11. I've loved this Ikea hack from first sight - I adore your version - I'm hoping to do something similar for my bedroom someday!

  12. This is one of my favorite hacks I plan on doing this with a collette bed for my master bedroom!

  13. Great items. I was just in HomeGoods on Saturday and Charlotte doesnt have a nearly as nice items as the ones youve posted.

    That mirror is sweet tho.

    I did see a mirror that I wanted while I was in there. I just dont think I wanted to pay the $200 price tag.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  14. Perfect! The outcome turns out to be wonderful.

  15. LOVE!!! Any pics of it in the space?


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