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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. They provided us 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!
After we put the dresser together, our design plan quickly came together.
First, we chose our PPG paint color, Knight’s Armor. It is a gorgeous dark gray color and we loved the name 🙂
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.
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.
First, we trimmed the edges on all four sides…
Afterwards, we laid the dresser on its back. We “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.
After the Mod Podge was on, 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 and found these legs at Lowe’s for $1.44 each. We painted them in Knights Armor to match the IKEA Rast dresser.
After they dried, we drilled tiny holes to add these gorgeous bronze castors from Hickory Hardware. You can find them here…Brown Windsor Antique Castor.
Isn’t she gorgeous? We are so thrilled with how it looks!
Remember this “hello…it’s me” sign we shared with you last week?
We are crazy for this authentic vintage phone too! We’re so happy to finally have a place to showcase it.
We chose these gorgeous drawer pulls, also from Hickory Hardware. Tranquility White with Bronze Trim.
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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!