Since owning a home, getting ready for a baby, and loving interior and DIY blogs, I’ve become somewhat crafty. If you have known me for a while, I am NOT crafty; I am not a great cook, I don’t’ make things often, and I generally prefer to buy rather than make. But since blogging and being in Chicago, I realize how easy some of the DIY’s are and how much money it saves!
Since sharing my DIY dresser for the baby’s room in this post, I’ve been on the search for nightstand tables for my bedroom. The Ikea Rast 3 drawer chest is a popular before and after product and I fell in love with this DIY, which I’m going to do for our bedroom.
1. Prime un-assembled Rast cabinets.
3. Apply first coat of paint.
4. Sand again.
5. Apply second coat of paint.
6. Sand some more.
7. Apply third coat of paint.
8. Assemble cabinets (don’t add drawers).
9. Add hardware.
10. Install drawers.
I’m loving the hardware on the edge of the drawers as well as the handles for the drawers!
All I have to do is patch up the old holes on the drawer and attach these items with a drill.
To inspire you, here’s another couple of images of old dressers turned into beautiful pieces.
another Rast after
So remember, before you throw out something old, you can google, read and maybe make something wonderful out of it. Or if you happen upon an idea, I love craigslist and find some good finds to redo.
Happy Friday and weekend!