This project was a simple one. I started out to do an Ikea Rast Makeover with their most basic chest of drawers. First off gave them a deep colour was in a hot pink paint. I love natural wood grain so I let it show through a little on this one.
I changed out the original wooden knob style handles for something a little girlier but kept the handles for future projects 😉
And then I traced a large rose motif onto the top and (painstakingly) painted it black.
I think the overall look is feminine without being too sickly! My 9-year-old likes it because it’s pink. My teenager likes it because it’s modern and clean. Win, win!
What’s your favourite Ikea makeover or hack? Do you enjoy working on new furniture or prefer bringing the old back to life? Feel free to share your projects in the comments section!
I usually enjoy the challenge of bringing something old and unloved back to life but recently I worked on two pieces from Ikea. The first was this Ikea Moppe hack
I used a dark wax on the carcass and various finishes on each drawer. One was painted blue over yellow and rubbed back, another painted red and distressed. I used pva glue to give a crackle glaze (as seen here) on one and 2 were covered with a vintage looking wallpaper and distressed lightly before giving a medium wax to age them.
The last drawer was painted yellow, ages with dark wax and then I used a transfer to put some swirly writing on it. Finally I added some dainty antiqued bronzed handles.
I fiddles around with the layout until it looked balanced…
I like the overall effect, what do you think?
There are more than a few Ikea Moppe Hacks out there, perhaps you’ve got one you’d like to share?
As an unashamed plug, all of the handles are available in our shop (but not online yet I’m afraid!)
Next time I’ll show you what I did with an ordinary set of Rast drawers!