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.
For mor resources and painting inspiration be sure to check out Pittsburgh Paint at Menards and browse the Instagram Gallery at Hickory Hardware.
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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Tuesday 2nd of June 2015
I love what you did with your dresser! This was such a fun project to be a part of! I love the yellow on the side of the drawers! Great surprise.
Tuesday 2nd of June 2015
Thank you so much, it was a fun project to be a part of.
Saturday 23rd of May 2015
Wow! When I first saw the finished piece, I assumed you changed out the drawer fronts for those hi-gloss ones! Awesome paint job! The new hardware totally completes the look - great job!
Sunday 24th of May 2015
Thank you so much!