Add a litlte extra storage without breaking the bank with these 15 Ikea Rast Hacks. Completely customize this 3-drawer dresser to suit any space and style.
Ikea Rast dresser updates, makeovers, and hacks.
Are you in need of a little extra storage, but short on cash? Look no further than the Ikea Rast 3-drawer dresser. And at a price tag right around $40, the value can’t be beat! Plus, with one of these 15 handy DIY tutorials, you can completely customize your Rast to suit your space.
It’s a bit smaller than the 3-drawer Tarva dresser, making it a great option for nightstands, kids rooms, or small space living.
Ikea Rast Hacks
1 – Rustic Industrial – By cutting horizontal lines across the door fronts, you can “fake” the look of planks.
source: Cherished Bliss
2 – Console DIY – Grab 4 Rast units to come together as a giant Rast hack, a media console table.
source: In Between Chaos
3 – Craft Room Desk – Build a custom home office desk or craft space with built-in storage. Beautiful and functional!
source: Addison Meadows Lane
4 – Glam it up – Grab some wallpaper remnants and glam up this plain dresser. Black paint and new hardware make for an extra dramatic effect.
source: Good Housekeeping
5 – Paint Sticks – Use paint sticks to fake the “reclaimed wood look” on the drawer fronts and dresser sides.
source: Dandelion Patina
6 – Weathered Gray – Check out this blog tutorial for the perfect weathered gray stain mix. And that gold hardware is DIVINE!
source: Live Love DIY
7 – Apothecary – Add a little bit of plywood, stain, and new hardware, and you’re in business with an apothecary-style dresser.
source: Ikea Hackers
8 – Stencil Makeover – this stencil Rast makeover is absolutely stunning. It doesn’t even look like an Ikea piece anymore.
source: Apartment Therapy
9 – Wood Shims – these wood shim drawer fronts once again prove that these little pieces of wood are one of the most versatile craft/DIY supplies!
source: House of Hepworths
10 – In the Navy – Never underestimate the power of drawer front trim and a fresh coat of paint.
source: Sincerely Marie Designs
11 – Wallpaper – Add a little bit of wallpaper to drawer fronts to add a bit of whimsy. Perfect for a kid’s bedroom.
source: At Home with Ashley
12 – Cottage Chic – A custom kickplate and new moulding make for a cottage chic dresser.
source: This Old House
13 -Grain Sack – Hop on the vintage farmhouse trend with this striped dresser tutorial.
source: Our Southern Home
14 – Driftwood – This Rast hack has the *perfect*driftwood finish, and I’m in LOVE!
source: Love & Specs
15 – Apothecary Nightstand – The combination of the wood finish and metal hardware make this a perfect addition to a modern farmhouse style bedroom.
source: Thrifty & Chic
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