Another Ikea Rast Hack

May 10, 2013

One of the reasons I decided to work on Sloan’s room (again) is because the girl has a serious case of I’ve can’t throw anything out and her side tables without drawers weren’t cutting it.


I looked around at some of my thrift stores but couldn’t come up with 2 reasonably priced side tables so the next step was of course Ikea.

The Ikea rast is an obvious choice it’s cheap ($34.99) and there’s a million options.  If you’d like to see like a million ways you can customize the rast just click here.

The obvious before…

housetoyourhome rast

The makeover was super easy and pretty quick.  I decided Sloan needed a little natural wood and not so much painted furniture in her room so I decided to stain the sides with Cabot wood stain in dark walnut from Lowe’s and I painted the drawers with some paint I had in my stash.  Unfortunately I don’t remember the color but here’s a photo of the lid.  It’s a Martha Stewart paint sample.  It’s basically purple/plum color.


I also trimmed the drawers with gold rub n buff that I picked up at Hobby Lobby where I also picked out the green knobs that I paid $1.49 for because go figure they were 50% off.


The after…



If you look closely you might be able to see a sneak peek of her new bed too!

I’m hoping the weather stays nice we’re planning on putting out the outdoor furniture!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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    1. I never get tired of seeing these side tables made over! Thanks for all the examples and your daughter’s turned out great! She’s super lucky!!

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