Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Ikea Hack - "Rast" Drawers Makeover!


Gosh where has the last month gone?  Time flies when you're having fun.  We are in the middle of planning our kitchen renovation.  In addition to the new kitchen we are replacing the entire floor in the back of the house and the back windows for French doors.  I'll post some pictures of our kitchen reno when we finally start!

I've also been quite busy working away on a few projects.  This one was too much fun...  my first Ikea Hack!  A lovely client asked if I could give these little Rast Drawers a personality makeover ;)

Here's the before, the Rast Drawers retail for $49.95.  It's a super basic little piece...  which comes in the raw ;) 

I started by adding some sweet moulding detail to the draw edges to add some much needed character.  This was sold in a 2 metre length and just fit in the car! 

I stained the piece in a colour called Brazilian Roast, which I think gives it a nice depth and is a lovely contrast to the ASCP Old White on the drawer fronts.  After some distressing and waxing I added some gorgeous glass knobs to complete the makeover.

I really enjoyed this little makeover and my client has a one of a kind set of drawers that's a little bit familiar! ;)

Happy Week!

Jo xx

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  1. A wonderful transformation. Love the colour (and the name!) of the Brazilian Roast stain - who makes it?

  2. Linda transformaciĆ³n!! Me encanta ese cuadro paseando bajo la lluvia, adorable!!

  3. wow it looks fabulous now- you would never know it was an IKEA piece!

  4. so gorgeous, jo! doesn't look like the same piece at all!

  5. Adding moulding was a brilliant idea! It adds elegance! I also love the color of the chairs.
    I'm a new follower and I'm excited to explore your other posts.

  6. Looks great Jo, love a good before and after

  7. Looks amazing! I was curious though, how deep in inches are the individual drawers on the Rast unit (measured on the interior)? I cannot seem to find that info anywhere.


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