IKEA Rast Hack

Hi friends! I wanted to thank you for your love and support on Monday’s post. It’s definitely been a wild ride this past year and I am so thankful that we are all settling in here now. Your kind words meant a lot and for those of you going through similar times, please know that you’re in my prayers. xoxo.

It’s no secret to most of you that I love a good DIY project. I am always trying to become handier. I have a lot to learn, but I’m having fun as I go. Ikea is my main place to go to get items to DIY. Back in August, I picked up 4 of their RAST dressers. You really can’t beat the $35 price tag on these things, especially if you are in need of a few dressers/nightstands!

One of my latest DIY projects was for Teddy’s room.

He had been needing more storage for clothing, so I thought two dresser/nightstands would be a perfect solution. The drawers are not huge, but it works for us and I like having separate drawers for separate items. Example: pants in one drawer, long sleeve shirts in one drawer, etc. It helps keep the clothes organized. We could not fit everything into both RASTS, so he also has his small dresser in his closet that holds school clothes and some pajamas.

I wanted a reclaimed wood type of look with a grayish tint. He has THIS CONSOLE TABLE in his room, so I wanted the wood to go together nicely.

DIY Ikea Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

I used Rustoleum Weathered Grey Wood Stain with Annie Sloan Dark Wax (purchased at a local store) and it worked out perfectly and turned out exactly like I had envisioned it.

Here is what I did:

I started off with the Weathered Grey Stain. I painted on small sections…

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

and then wiped off the stain with a paper towel.

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

It’s a bit of a lengthy process and messy too. But, painting is relaxing to me, so I actually enjoyed it.

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

After I had done this to all my pieces, they looked like this. It’s actually a pretty color as is, I just wanted to get the color a little more perfect for his room.

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

My next step was to add the Annie Sloan Dark Wax. If you have never used this before, it’s pretty cool stuff. I am constantly brainstorming other ways to use it. I started off by brushing wax onto small areas and wiping it off with a paper towel again. THIS BRUSH was recommended for the wax application.

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

After I had done a whole piece, it looked like this.

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

Here is a side by side comparison of the weathered grey (left) and the weathered grey with the dark wax on top (right).

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

After all the pieces were dry, Mr. Fancy helped me add the hardware and put the dressers together.

I am THRILLED with how they turned out and so is Teddy!

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

DIY IKEA Rast Hack // Fancy Ashley

You can see the LAMPS HERE and the blanket basket HERE. The tumbled pewter dresser pulls were purchased from the Home Depot.

I’m actually currently working on my other two RASTS this week and I hope to be back with my DIY post on those next week or the week after!

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

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19 Comments

  1. Leah G. wrote:

    This is amazing! Thank you for sharing your step by step process and showing pictures along the way. It motivated me to try and diy! You made it look so easy! thank you, thank you, thank you

    Posted 1.7.15
  2. youre great inspiration for me to go do some much needed projects around my house. Thanks for sharing your tips!!!!

    Posted 1.7.15
  3. Keisha Dawson wrote:

    Those are too cute, and a FABULOUS price! I see these in my future for my boy’s rooms!

    Posted 1.7.15
  4. Nicole O'Hara wrote:

    This is SOOOOO great!! We are building a house and this is great inspiration for my son’s room! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Posted 1.7.15
  5. Kelli H wrote:

    I love the way this came out I have been looking for that perfect old wood look and now I am going to have to pin this to pinterest to remember this amaze idea thanks for sharing.

    Posted 1.7.15
  6. I LOVE the TED letters! Adorable!

    Posted 1.7.15
  7. Kathy wrote:

    I’ve been reading your blog and was surprised by how difficult the move was as I would never have believed it. You put on a good front! We just moved from Ga to Az. Been tough on my ten rage daughter. Fingers crossed it gets better soon. 5 months in!

    Posted 1.7.15
    • Ashley wrote:

      Praying for your daughter, Kathy! I moved a bunch as a kid! It was tough in the preteen and teenage years!!! xoxo!

      Posted 2.4.15
  8. Looks great! And i’ve been dying to do a rast hack.

    Posted 1.7.15
  9. We have the same dresser for C’s room and it’s stained almost the same color!! Love the pulls!!

    Posted 1.7.15
    • Ashley wrote:

      Brittani! I love it!!!! I hope I get to see you next time you’re in town!! xoxo!

      Posted 2.4.15
  10. Amy wrote:

    I have been needing a night stand for my son’s room and this looks perfect! I can’t wait to try it 🙂 just wondering how much dark wax you needed. I just ordered some on eBay, but realize it was only 3 oz.

    Posted 1.9.15
    • Ashley wrote:

      Hey amy! Not much! I didn’t use even have my big can of it! xo!

      Posted 2.4.15
  11. Ericsmom wrote:

    LOVE
    LOVE
    Thank you so much for sharing, if you don’t mind sharing one more thing: where are the “TED” lamps from?

    CHEERS from your Bermuda viewership!

    Posted 1.9.15
    • Ashley wrote:

      Hi!!! Thank you! They are from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child! xo!

      Posted 2.4.15
  12. Lynn wrote:

    Love this post!!!

    Come and check out my blog !!

    http://www.midwestloveanddiamonds.blogspot.com

    Posted 1.11.15
  13. Jenia wrote:

    His room is adorbs!! Where are his marquee letters from? I have been wanting to get some for my older son but some of the price tags can be pretty hefty! Thanks for sharing!!

    Posted 1.20.15
    • Ashley wrote:

      They are from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. xo!

      Posted 1.21.15
      • Jenna wrote:

        Thanks!! That’s where I’ve been looking

        Posted 1.25.15

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