Ikea Rast Hack

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Hey y’all…we are so excited with today’s project we just couldn’t wait a second longer to share it with you!

We were selected to participate in this month’s Ikea Rast Hack Challenge, sponsored by Hickory Hardware and PPG Voice of Color We were provided with this three drawer Rast dresser  and we could do anything to it that we wanted! Pretty cool, right? Needless to say our imaginations went wild!

Ikea Rast Hack

After we put the dresser together our design plan quickly came together.

Ikea Rast Hack

Ikea Rast Hack

We chose our PPG paint color, Knight’s Armor. It is a gorgeous dark gray color and we loved the name :)

Ikea Rast Hack

After speaking with the PPG paint professional we decided to use interior flat latex. There was no need to prime the dresser with this Hi-Hide coverage.

Ikea Rast Hack

Here’s where our fun really begins. Y’all know how much we love vintage design and style. We purchased this vintage rotary telephone dial poster for 50% off at Hobby Lobby.

Ikea Rast Hack

We trimmed the edges on all four sides…

Ikea Rast Hack

We laid the dresser on its back. We then “painted” the drawer fronts with Mod Podge®. It’s a creamy-white thick glue that dries clear and we fortunately already had some in our stash.

Ikea Rast Hack

We laid the poster on top of the drawer fronts and smoothed out the paper so that there were not any bubbles. We waited for the Mod Podge® to dry completely – about 30 minutes. We then used a sharp Exacto knife and a yard stick and cut the paper at each drawer opening.

We wanted to add a bit of height to our dresser. We found these legs at Lowe’s for $1.44 each and painted them in Knights Armor.

Ikea Rast Hack

We then drilled tiny holes to add these gorgeous bronze castors from Hickory Hardware. You can find them here…Brown Windsor Antique Castor.

Ikea Rast Hack

Isn’t she gorgeous? We are so thrilled with how it looks!

Ikea Rast Hack

Ikea Rast Hack

Remember this “hello…it’s me” sign we shared with you last week?

Ikea Rast Hack

We are crazy for this authentic vintage phone too! We are so happy to finally have a place to showcase it.

Ikea Rast Hack

Ikea Rast Hack

We chose these gorgeous drawer pulls, also from Hickory Hardware. Tranquility White with Bronze Trim.

Ikea Rast Hack

Ikea Rast Hack

Ikea Rast Hack

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND VOTE FOR OUR PROJECT HERE 

Our dresser has the best spot at the bottom of the stairs. It nestles in perfectly between the wall and stairs. We are very proud of what we created and hope that you like it too!

XO~Vicki and Jenn

Comments

  1. Liz Bonin says

    This is absolutely the cutest thing I have ever seen!! I wish I had a dresser to refinish because I would do this in one second! Love love love it! Great job ladies! xxLiz

  2. Linda Cusack says

    Wow! You two nailed it! Sooo creative! Love the color and the addition of the legs and castors is pure genius. Love the castors for sure. Be proud ladies!

  3. jere says

    I f this was mine I might set a fat old telephone directory and a scratchpad and pencil on the chest instead of the books. Finding the phone book will be the hardest task. This is really ingenious. Who gets possession? Jere

    • says

      Jere – we like the way you think! Those are fantastic ideas! This dresser traveled back and forth between our houses as we each worked on it. For now, it is in Jenn’s house at the bottom of her stairs…and it looks great there LOL
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  4. Bambi says

    Oh, this is so creative and fun! I feel like I’m only using half of my creative brain when I see the ingenious things you both both come up with. Love the color choice, too!
    Bambi

  5. Emily Mugridge says

    Love this telephone dial chest and I would love to make one , but I am having trouble finding the dial, do you remember if there was a signature on the art as to who drew it? that might help.

  6. says

    WOW, I can’t even think of the words to describe this project. It is outstanding! What an wonderful piece of vintage history you have created. It is amazing and I was sure to vote for you. Love that you added the higher legs. Can’t say enough!!Good Luck..Judy

  7. Joanne Sockriter Belli says

    Loved it It got my vote! Makes me want to go find a vintage phone just for an excuse to make one!

  8. MaryEllen says

    I agree with all the previous comments! This hack is creative, ingenious, adorable, fantastic! And that means both of you are, too. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I’d vote if the voting wasn’t over.

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