1.25.2010

MY RAST HACK

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was able to get a few things accomplished including hacking my IKEA Rast chests that will be used as my nightstands in my Master Bedroom.




I decided not to stain my chests because of this

This

and this

I don't know about you, but that was too many reminders that they are from IKEA!
I used Kilz oil based spray primer (which is now my new BFF), Rustoleum heirloom white spray paint (that I got for 20 cents!) and a clear gloss top coat

Since my husband assembled them (knobs and all), turned the knobs inside out so I would be able to open the drawers after I finished painting them


After my first coat of oil-based primer (did I mention it only takes an hour for this stuff to dry?), I sanded it a little with some 220 grit sand paper and applied a second coat primer


The reason why I sand between coats is because of this

Can you see how the paint runs a little? well we don't want that!!!


So after my second coat of primer dries, it's time for paint (the steps are the same as priming) After the paint dried, I added some knobs that I found on clearance at IKEA ($2.49 for two) and here is a glimpse of the finished "RAST HACK"

See how nice and "almost white" it look in this photo? Well, it's not like that really. It's more like this

After all that work, I may have to paint them again....



Stay tuned for the window panels I chose for the room and my $1.99 rods from William and Sonoma Home!


I'm linking this post up to Met Mondays over at Between Naps on the Porch

15 comments:

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

Great work! I almost choked on my lunch when I saw how cheap those rods are!

Mrs. Chic said...

They turned out nice! The gold pulls also look nice....I hate spray painting beceasue spray painting and I don't mix, I make my husband do it for me

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Insane deal from WS! The dressers look fab, particularly with the new knobs. Keep it up, finding the great deals. I'll have you know I stopped by my local Goodwill. NOTHING! Kept thinking about the great stuff you've found.
Janlel

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Insane deal from WS! The dressers look fab, particularly with the new knobs. Keep it up, finding the great deals. I'll have you know I stopped by my local Goodwill. NOTHING! Kept thinking about the great stuff you've found.
Janlel

Drew&Samsmom said...

I LOVE them!!! You did such a great job... How did you get that paint for .20?

~stevie

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

the spray paint was 20 cents because Home Depot was clearancing them out. that's my kind of luck!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I think they look awesome! And who can't use extra storage!!!!???? I love the idea.

Tamstyles said...

Good job. I love step by step posts when people do things...it really educated the reader..hell I learned alot..thanks...you should be proud. Why repaint them though?

Dayka said...

I hope you realize how good they look now. Even better on camera!

Brooke said...

i mos def like the knobs and the color is not bad at all. looks good-how does it look in the whole room? i say great job

side note: i have some of the spray paint as well! and now the clearance center is closing in Austell, ummm imagine what you will find now...............homedepot clearance center going going GONE!

Lori said...

Very nicely done! they look so good...

I'm having a party called get your craft on and I would love for you to link to it!

B : ) said...

Beautiful job. Williams and Sonoma sells something for $1.99?? How did that happen?

Why don't you come on over to my blog and visit a while

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Nice!!

Lori said...

I still love it!

Thanks for joining my party Get your craft on Thurs. I hope you join me next week. Mr. Linky disappeared for a while tonight I thought I lost all of my guest, but it finally came back. I will not be using Mr. Linky anymore!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The dressers look fabulous. What a great job you did and the rods are just unreal. Such a price. Hugs, Marty