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Published on February 4th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


another, nother RAST

Rast with leather belts<

Materials: Rast, paint, stain, leather belt*, hammer and nail, drill, scissors

Description: For this project, I drew from a number of previously featured hacks and projects. My ideas here aren’t super original, but I think the combination is.

Rast with leather belts<
Rast with leather belts<

1. Assembled Rast
2. Painted and stained – 2 coats of Ben Moore pure white on the body 2 coats of a dark stain on the drawers (wait for it to dry now!)
3. Cut leather belt into 12.25″ segments (used regular scissors).
4. Poked holes about a quarter inch from the end of the belt using a hammer & nail
5. Drilled included screws through leather into existing knob holes. I used the included knobs on the INSIDE of the dresser, to cover the exposed/pointy end of the screws.

*I was lucky enough to be able to use one (long!) belt that I got at the thrift store for $3. It might also look cool with 3 different belts?

See more of the Rast with leather belts.

~ Susan, Philadelphia

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Jules Yap

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10 Responses to another, nother RAST

  1. Amanda says:

    What color stain did you use? Love it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did you use a polyurethane over the stain?

  3. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Oh, imagine those handles using a leather belt strap that has designs on it! Yeah! Good Job!

  4. Anonymous says:

    That is wonderful, I feel like changing my bedroom furniture and doing something similar to this! Such a great hack!

  5. Neomig says:

    The belt idea is very cool!!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Your ideas are not so original??????!!!!!?
    You gotta be kidding!!
    Definately the best RAST make over!
    Great job with great ideas and few dollars
    The belt made the dffference!
    I love it

  7. Anonymous says:

    Love the belt idea.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow! This is the best RAST makeover I’ve seen yet! It’s so stylish and LOVE the belt handles – very original :-)

  9. Anonymous says:

    One word AWESOME……..

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