DIY Hacks Featuring The Versatile Ikea Rast Dresser

The Rast dresser from Ikea is a very simple piece of furniture. This three-drawer chest is made of solid so it’s strong and durable but its appearance is not exactly presentable. However, its design leaves much room for customization. The simple and basic design is perfect makeover material. You can find below six unique examples showing how you can transform this piece to make it suit its surroundings.

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If, for example, you want to use this chest of drawers in the dining room, you can give it a simple remodel meant to make it look more elegant. It doesn’t have to be anything major. Just by painting the dresser you can change its overall look. A dark shade of blue, for example, would be a lovely choice. You can also add some touches of gold or some other metallic shade by adding new hardware. The golden flat corners featured here are a perfect example.{found on apartmenttherapy}.

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The Rast is small enough to also be used as a nightstand in the bedroom. You can paint or stain it to match your bed frame and you can make the drawers match the walls or some other feature in the room’s décor. You could also remove the original drawer knobs and replace them with something more chic. Check out thesweetestoccasion for a more detailed description of this transformation.

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An interesting idea is to put together two Rast chests to make a bigger storage unit which you could put in the kid’s room or in your bedroom. Give both chests a makeover. For example, you can paint them white and then paint the drawer knobs blue. It’s a cute combination and you can see it displayed on oheverythinghandmade. You can also complete the unit with some side shelves if you want.

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When painting a dresser or some other piece of furniture, there are numerous techniques you can use. For example, you can use a stencil or tape to create an interesting pattern. You have the option of either leaving the Rast as it is and adding the design on top or of painting with a base color and then highlighting the design using a contrasting shade. Check out hawthorneandmain for more inspiration with this project.

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There are also ways to transform the Rast using more than just paint. For example, you can give the drawers an elegant trim using wood lattice strips. Attach them with wood glue. You can find out more about this idea on littleredbrickhouse. The makeover featured here combines a dark brown shade with matte white for a simple, elegant and timeless look.

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You can also use plenty of other methods if you want to transform this piece into something completely different without necessarily changing its function. For example, you can give it mirrored drawer fronts for a glamorous appearance and you can raise it off the floor with elegant and sculptural feet. You can also add more details to the frame with a permanent paint pen. All of this and more can be found on sincerelysarad.