Published on March 6th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Shabby chic Rast

Materials: Ikea RAST Chest of 3 Drawers

Description: A plain IKEA RAST PINE 3 drawer cupboard was the perfect size for a shabby chic French style spare bedroom.

I customized it by:

Gluing on a decorative wooden moulding shape on to each drawer.

I tacked each in place with a thin nail

Once dried, I painted it all the same colour.

I changed the drawer knobs / pulls to clear glass ones

My IKEA HACK is now perfectly lovely.

See more of the Rast hack.

~ Dee Snook, West Midlands

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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".

6 Responses to Shabby chic Rast

  1. where do you get your moldngs and knobs from?

    • Dee says:

      I bought the mouldings from a local hardware store – one of those which has bits of everything, I have also seen some on Ebay. The knobs came from a shop in Shrewsbury. I know you can buy coloured glass ones at lots of shops now, ebay also has a good selection if you are stuck! Thanks for the comment.

    • To tell you the truth, I usually trash pick knobs and even scroll work from furniture people are throwing away. I’ve gotten some great brass drawer pulls and more this way – and you can’t beat the price! lol!

  2. That’s a nice mod, which leads me to the abbreviation thing. At first, I expected Rast to be short for rastafarian or perhaps radioallergosorbent test. Does Rast mean something else in Swedish (their home country)? Also, back to your mod, perhaps a touch of gold or cream in the scroll work would give it a more French provincial look. Nice work, though!

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