Ikea Rast Makeover

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Alright, I love a good Ikea find makeover, and today's is no exception. Ikea gets a lot of flack, but I love how easily customizable and affordable their stuff is. If Ikea isn't your thing, you could easily replicate this project on another dresser. I'm working with the Ikea Rast 3-drawer chest, which retails for about $40.

It's made of solid unfinished pine, so the first thing I did was paint it using a primer and an off-white paint. This paint usually doesn't require a primer, but I wanted to be sure there was no bleed through from knots or darker areas. Once that was dry, I applied painter's tape in a "V" design on one side of the dresser. I painted that used a goldish color, one of my favorites—Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Bronze.

Then I created another "V" shape to mirror the first one and painted it in. I like to remove the painter's tape while the paint is still wet to help keep the lines nice and crisp.

I had to do two coats on each of my triangles, removing and reapplying the painter's tape between each paint job. Kind of a pain, but it's a good way to ensure your lines stay perfect. Then I repeated this process on the other side of the dresser.

After spray painting the drawer pulls a dark brown color, I was done! Isn't it cute? For more details about this project, scroll down and click the link next to my picture.

I later added a stained top to this dresser to help give it an even higher end look—you can check out my post all about how to stain and finish wood for beginners here!

Like painted furniture? Check out some of the other things I've painted or upcycled around the house!

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By Brittany Goldwyn
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