Published on November 15th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Shabby chic Rast

Materials: Ikea Rast, incense burners, paint, brush, saw, emery sandpaper for polishing

Description: A forgotten brown Rast commode in the corner gave me a perfect opportunity to try distressed paint technique.
I also had a few unwanted incense burners.

1. I polished the whole thing, then glued the incense ornaments to the middle of the drawers.

2. Driven by a sudden impulse i cut out a pattern from the bottom spacer with a jig saw, polished and stuck it to the top.

3. I painted the whole commode to light blue.

4. When dry I used sandpaper to distress certain parts of the furniture.

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Name: Laura – Sublót blog, Budapest

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Jules Yap

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12 Responses to Shabby chic Rast

  1. Dee says:

    Fabulous – it looks absolutely lovely. I did a similar one but with cream paint


  2. Jenny Bloom says:

    Awesome! Really looks great, love the creativity with the incense burners. I’m inspired.

  3. Lisa says:

    FAN-TASTIC!!!! Genius. You gave it so much character. I love it.

  4. Miri Iron says:

    Very pretty. And, in the photo where the piece is still brown but has the incense burners on it, it looks quite nice–like something you’d find at Pier One Imports.

  5. Carla says:

    This is gorgeous! Good job! :D

  6. Anonymous says:

    We should launch a site only with rast-hacks ;-) seems to be the most “transformable” oder hack-able furniture ;-) love it

  7. Katinka says:

    I love the way you put the cut-out piece on top! Would’ve never thought of that!
    You have a lovely bedroom. Nicely done!

  8. NonnyMus says:

    Great job! Thanks for posting this hack!

  9. Laurel says:

    This is lovely and so well-done. and the room you placed it in is amazing in color and magic!

  10. Thomas says:

    Nice work, though I will never understand the need to wilfully “damage” things to make them interesting.

  11. Scott says:

    This looks great! Very creative touches with the incense burners and cut-out pattern. Great job!

  12. Anonymous says:

    It’s fantastic. I love it!!!

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