Ikea Rast Makeover

I love this simple and inexpensive IKEA Rast 3 drawer chest, I made us a modern version for our hallway. I had also made one for Bailey a while back, take a look.
All I used was two pine 24, to give the two chest drawer stability. I simply cut them to the same length as both chest drawers measured standing next to each other, and screwed everything together with the pocket screw method. After I had the fame done, I simply drilled holes through the frame into the chest drawers, and used furniture screws to attach everything. The legs I got at ikea for just $14.
And after everything was assembled, I put two coats of my favorite Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and the Annie Sloan Clear Wax on.
I added a bottom border (just to the front) to simply hide the legs and the 24 frame. The drawer pulls are from Keeler Brass Co., which I auctioned off ebay.Hope I inspired you, to make your very own Ikea Rast furniture piece. Let me know if you do, I would love to see it!
Finished ikea Rast project
Gluing the two dressers together
Painting the dresser unit with Annie Solan Chalk Paint
Ready to assemble the drawer pulls.

Betty @ Oh Everything Handmade
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  • Gerri Dagostino Gerri Dagostino on Feb 17, 2015
    LOVE THIS AS MY FORAY IS LIKE A SMALL ROOM & WAS THINKING OF USING 4 SMALL CAIRS PUT I THINK THIS WILL ADD MORE THAN 4 CHAIRS PUT I COULD USE THIS TO GET THE LOOK I WANT WITH THIS & A FEW CHAIRS SO THANK YOU !

  • Kdwyer114 Kdwyer114 on Mar 17, 2015
    Really nice job! Could this hold a T.V. on it? Wondering since it would be placed in the middle and there are no legs there...??

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