Hey friends! I’m so happy you’re here today! It felt so good to get back into working on projects and doing what I love! I had the pleasure of making over an ikea rast dresser hack! I can’t wait to share with you how it turned out!
Who says you can’t take a simple ikea rast dresser and make it into your own? I’m here to show you today, just how easy it can be! Take a simple wood dresser, and turn it into your favorite piece of decor! I knew as soon as I got it, that I wanted to give it a makeover to fit in with my son’s industrial themed bedroom! I already had a design in mind, so I just went with it!
The first thing I did was give the piece a nice coat of stain. I used minx in dark walnut. From the picture below, it looks a bit splotchy, but it dried evenly. I wasn’t too worried about the splotchy-ness because I was going to be covering it with white chalk paint.
After letting the stain dry completely, I gave it a good coat of folkart chalk paint in white adirondack. Allow the first coat to completely dry. Before applying the next coat, lightly sand the first coat of paint using a sanding block. This is very important so that your paint is smooth and ready for the next coat of paint!
Did I mention lightly sanding? 😉
Apply your second coat of paint and allow to try.
Since I was going with an industrial theme, I knew I wanted big numbers to number each drawer. I simply printed out numbers I easily created on PicMonkey and printed them out. Also grab a piece of chalk, pencil, tape and paint pen. One of my favorite and go-to techniques to easily paint on wood, is simply tracing the image from the print. To start, simply grab your printed image, flip it over and brush the chalk over the entire image. Place the image in your desired spot on the wood (chalk side down), tape into place and grab your pencil to simply trace over the image (or in my case, a number!). Once you remove the paper, the chalky image will be left behind! Now you can grab your paint pen and go to town! I did this for all three drawers.
When your paint pen image is completely dry, sand any places with a sanding block that you want to appear “worn”. If you’re finished with your piece, use a clear wax to seal it! Allow the wax to dry before adding hardware.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out! I feel like I captured the industrial look I was going for! It will be perfect for little odds and ends in our finished basement!
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my ikea rast dresser hack!!