Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


My Very Own Rast Hack

Materials: Rast, Sand Paper, Spray Primer, Spray Paint, Brown Wood Stain, Old Rag (For Stain), Drop Cloth to protect floors, Clear Acrylic Sealer, Glass drawer knobs, Power Drill

Description: I decided to jump on the Rast bandwagon and create my very own personalized dresser with the bland Rast.

First I lightly sanded & wiped down all sides.

I wanted the drawers to be bright blue, so I used one coat of spray primer & two coats of bright blue spray paint on the fronts of the drawers only.

I used one coat of brown stain on the top & sides. I let everything (paint and stain) dry for three days, then I sealed the entire dresser with clear acrylic sealer. I used two coats, letting the first coat dry for 24 hours before applying the second coat.

I had to re-drill the knob holes so the beautiful, new glass knobs I bought would screw on.

There you have it! A beautiful, personalized piece of furniture that I finished in less than a week.

I use it to store my fabric for all my sewing projects. I had so much fun doing this hack though, I want to make more dressers for every room in my house!

See more of the Rast hack.

~ Beth, Baltimore

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to My Very Own Rast Hack

  1. Anonymous says:

    This rocks! I’ll make one like that for my wife, she’ll love it!

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