Published on July 23rd, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker13
Ikea Rast Turned Campaign Chest
Materials: Ikea Rast 3 Drawer Chest, Behr High Gloss Paint in Sugar Plum, 3 Campaign Style Drawer Pulls, 3 Packages of 2″ Brass Flat Corners, Paint Brush, Tube of Elmer’s Wood Filler Max, Sanding Sponge, Drill
Description: I love campaign furniture but the antique pieces are so hard to come by! I decided to hack the Ikea Rast, giving it the campaign style with a modern, bright-colored twist! Follow the steps below to make your own.
Step One: Assemble Rast chest according to Ikea’s instructions (do not install drawer pull knobs, you won’t be using them)
Step Two: Fill in the pre-drilled holes (on the drawers) with wood filler. Once filler dries, sand it down so it’s nice and smooth
Step Three: Paint the entire chest (I had to use 3 coats) and let it dry completely
Step Four: Install corner brackets using drill (one on each corner of each drawer)
Step Five: Install drawer pulls using drill (you will have to drill new holes with your 1/4″ bit)
See more of the Rast campaign chest.
~ Louisa, Madison, AL