April 16, 2015

Ikea Rast Hack Ideas


The other week on the blog, I shared my design plans for our guest bedroom makeover. Within the design I mentioned how we will be stealing the nightstands that are currently in our master bedroom, and putting them in the other guest room. Our current nightstands that are in our room are from Meijers, a grocery store in MI, and they are too dark and short for our current bedroom design so it's time to find them a new home across the hallway. As a result, we will need new nightstands for our bedroom.  Months ago, I picked up two RAST Chests from Ikea for $35.00 each, with the plan to do a RAST hack for our bedroom. 

RAST Chest
By a RAST hack I mean taking the plain pine RAST chest and turning it into something much more unique and pretty! If you use Pinterest a lot, chances are you know what I'm talking about and have seen these before. Now that we are making progress in our guest bedroom, it's now time for me to make a decision and move forward with this project and do my own RAST hack! I'm still not sure exactly how I want to make ours, but we have a large spare mirror that I'm hoping I can some how use or incorporate. That is, of course, if I can cut the mirror without breaking it! If not, I will need a plan B. Below I have included some other RAST hacks that I've seen and think have turned out great! If you're looking for new affordable nightstands, this option might be great for you as well!

Source: Giddy Upcycled

Source: Live Love DIY

Source: 4 Inspirations Photography Blog


Source: K Sarah Designs

Source: Oh Everything Handmade


Source: Crafty Sisters
Source: Cherished Bliss

Source: Ikea Hackers 


Source: Swoon Worthy
 Which one is your favorite? I'd love to hear in the comment section below!

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4 comments :

  1. WOW! These are great. Each one is incredibly different and unique. I can't choose! ;) We also have those Meijer nightstands...LOL! I don't know about you, but I get giddy just thinking about a trip to IKEA!

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    1. Yes I get so giddy thinking about a trip to IKEA!! I'm supposed to be going the first week in May and I seriously can't wait!!

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  2. Love the campaign-style ones!

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    1. Wow Sara, ! didn't even realize you read my blog sometimes! Your comment just says "Sara" and I just found out today after looking at my email subscriptions who you were:) As for the campaign-style ones, I absolutely adore them as well. Unfortunately, Paul thinks they look like princess toy chests so since one will be his I probably won't being going that direction... men lol.

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