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Published on July 23rd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


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

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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".

13 Responses to Ikea Rast Turned Campaign Chest

  1. Anonymous says:

    The final result is just amazing, but I always wonder, when I see a Rats Hack, if it’s worth the trouble? It’s not a critic, it’s a real question… When I see the rast at the Ikea shop I find the quality so poor… does it get better with this hacks?

  2. Louisa says:

    I purchased the drawer pulls from Ansaldi & Sons, product #6228 (link below). I purchased the 2″ brass flat corners from home depot. Check out my website for more information: http://forchicsake.com/diy-campaign-chest/


  3. Anonymous says:

    Where do you get the campaign drawer pulls and brass flat corners?

  4. SDOT says:

    great idea, and color… I love it!

  5. Carla says:

    Amazing transformation. Well done! :)

  6. Ana Mafalda says:

    Amazing! What an energy injection!( that´s the meaning of the color you chose in shaman´s ligth language).And your blog is wonderful!!!!

  7. Ana Mafalda says:

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  8. Louisa says:

    Thank you everyone! It was a really fun and easy project!

  9. What a creative piece. This turned out really well.

  10. Michael Beatrice says:

    Really nice. Good work.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Looks incredible! Nice job

  12. Natalie Ruhl says:

    This is amazing, won’t do it in Sugar Plum, but a nice shamrock green.

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