DIY: IKEA Rast Hack
Hello there :)
As promised, here I am giving this blog a little boost! Today I am going to tell you how I did a very very simple hack on my Rast Ikea dresser and how I use it as a bedside dresser.
So I moved to this house some years ago, like almost 8/9 years ago. Since then I never took time to do a proper decor on my room and I am just keeping to leave it to do later and later.
Last year, I discovered that one wardrobe and one dresser was not nearly enough for all of my clothes so I headed down to IKEA to find a solution. I didn't want to spend much money but I needed something that could look good on my room and to be like a starting point for what I aim to get.
After researching a bit, I discovered the Rast dresser which is versatile, has the exact amout of space that a bedside dresser should have and is cheap, only 25€! Match made in heaven, right? Nooopeee! It was pinewood so it didn't quite match with my white furniture.
But, what the heck, I was in IKEA, land of opportunities and imagination! Just a few corridors after (like 1 hour later), I arrived to the paint section where I just stood there trying to choose wether to go with grey or white, grey or white, grey or white... I was kinda fed up with an all white room so I brought grey paint home with me!
As soon as I arrived home, I started to work on it! I didn't took any pictures of the process of hacking my Rast dresser but I was so quick and easy that I couldn't believe it. I used a paintbrush but depending on the type of coverage you want you can use a paint roller, for example.
To start I assembled the dresser all together and just left the assembled drawers aside. I started by painting them and only after I went for the rest of the dresser. First one side,then the other, then the top and after that the small details that can be easily spotted after putting all together. This took me something between half an hour and an hour to do and it was a clean work! Since it is pinewood the paint dries very quickly, so it will be up to you if you want to give a second layer of paint to make it more uniform or if, like me, you like to see the wood veins showing up through the paint and just leave it with one layer. Regarding the handles of the drawers, I dipped them on the paint to get them all covered, waited a bit to dry and voilá, I have a grey Rast dresser!