The product in this post was provided by Hickory Hardware and Pittsburgh Paints and Stain, the opinions and creative project are my own.
This project is something I have wanted to do for so long; makeover an Ikea Rast dresser! This dresser is a blank slate and it is just the right size for so many functions. I was in desperate need of some stylish storage in my office/craft room and this little guy is the perfect fit. I used some fabulous new paint and sleek hardware to give this Ikea Rast dresser a contemporary updated look.
The Rast is easy to assemble and is a sturdy piece when it’s all put together.
Here is what I used for this project, these items can be purchased Menard’s:
- Trim, Door, and Furniutre paint in Charcoal Grey and Bright White
- Brushes – I chose 2 good quality medium sized brushes for this project
- Putty knife
- Contemporary Satin Nickle Hickory Hardware
The paint I used is a new product and I was very impressed. It’s an oil-based, interior/exterior gel paint that provides a beautiful, glass-like finish with UV protection. The paint goes on in one smooth coat without brush marks or drips, and provides a strong, durable finish that resists chips, flakes, and scuffs.
I used a deep charcoal grey to paint the outside of the dresser and a bright white for the drawer fronts. I added a pop of yellow to the inside of the drawers just for fun.
Before painting the white drawer faces I filled in the existing holes with an all-purpose spackle. I used a putty knife to smooth it as best I could, then sanded it smooth and flush once it dried.
After removing any dust and debris I finished painting the drawers. Once those were dry, I let everything sit over night just to be sure, I added new Hickory Hardware. I chose the Metropolis Satin Nickle Cabinet Pull. This sleek contemporary look coordinates with my kitchen one room over and the finishes throughout my home.
I love how this turned out! The finish is beautiful and the contrast really makes an statement.
Are you a fan of painting furniture? Have you ever made over a Rast? I’d love to hear all about it.
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