Monday, March 10, 2014

Ikea Rast Hacks You Have To See!

It just so happened that I was selected for the Country Chic Paint Blogger Squad right around the same time I wrapped up my tufted headboard DIY - That had me immediately dreaming about bedside tables for my first CCP project. I searched Craigslist for days but nothing was really speaking to me (because furniture speaks obviously). I had aways pictured something a little taller and more regal so I was really hoping to luck out on a pair of small dressers. When that dream came and went I hit up Pinterest to inspire me - That is when I found an unlimited search of Ikea Rast hacks.

The Rast is filed under "dresser" on Ikea's website but at 27" tall and 24" wide, I would hardly label this a dresser unless I only owned three shirts. You know what it is perfect for though? A night stand! I already had a design in mind before I found the Rast but that didn't stop me from drooling over some of these hacks. At about $35 a piece I might just end up with them all over my house serving different functions. I am totally inspired by the people who built up their Rast to add trim, molding, new larger tops, etc - This inexpensive Ikea furniture is hardly recognizable anymore! 

What do you think? Are you inspired? Guess which one mine will be similar to - Stay tuned this week to see what I do with my Rast dressers.
 Source: One, two, three.
 Source: One, two, three.
 Source: One, two, three.
xoxo melissa

2 comments:

melissa rohr said...

Wow! So cool. I really wish I had and Ikea close.

melissa rohr said...

The bedside table one with the white drawers and stained outside is amazing! Who knew you could do all of that with that Ikea drawer! I will definitely remember this.