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Published on January 29th, 2014 | by Lisa

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Rast Reclaimed





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I was inspired by a reclaimed wood side table I found on Houzz and decided to recreate the look using a Rast dresser. The full tutorial is available here but here is a brief overview.
Step 1: Prior to assembling, I distressed the pieces of the Rast using a meat tenderizing mallet and a Phillips screw driver. I really beat it up.
Step 2: I stained all the wood with a dark brown wood stain.
Step 3: I painted the 7 pieces that comprise the visible surfaces of the Rast (3 drawer fronts, 2 sides, top, and kick plate). Using a wet rag, I dragged off some of the paint to achieve a worn look. Using a belt sander on some of the pieces, I sanded some areas through the paint to the surface of the wood then topped it with a gray wash.
Step 4: I waxed each piece with paste wax and buffed.
Step 5: I assembled the Rast.
Step 6: I attached new hardware.

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