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{ikea rast hack round-up}

February 25, 2011


I love a good Ikea Rast hack, taking this humble plain Jane {no offence to Jane} dresser to a one-of-a-kind piece.


It is so inexpensive, made from solid wood, has clean lines and a flat front that lends itself to being hacked and re-created into something beautiful.

Since I tackled one recently and my blogging friend Nancy from Marcus Design just revealed her creation, I felt it was fitting to share with you the many ways a Rast can be hacked!

Here is my hack using black paint, silver leaf and crystal knobs





And Nancy's amazing Rast hack made to look like a Dorothy Draper dresser:



Another fantastic Rast hack is from the lovely Lindsay at Aubrey and Linsday's blog


Another creative re-vamp by Allison at Welcome to My Home


One with a sleek, modern touch from Living the Live Wire




Using crisp white paint and simply gold knobs, Lakeitha makes over a Rast for her bedroom


And this one I found on design*sponge made by Eric from DMD


Has anyone else hacked a Rast? I would love to see it to add to the round-up!

XO Barbara


29 comments:

  1. No offence taken.. :)
    I don't know why I don't have some of those! You can do so much!
    Jane:)

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  2. i love that you did a round-up- they're all fabulous! I think I might try one of my own for my little guy's big boy room- DIY is not really my strong suit but these transformations are inspiring!

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  3. I'm making my pilgrim voyage to IKEA tomorrow. May just have to pick one up. Thanks for the inspiration!! Any other IKEA must-haves??

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  4. Thanks for featuring my Ikea hack! They are all fabulous and it is so much fun to see all of the different ways to transform that simple nightstand!

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  5. I love that you pulled this together!! I've seen so many Rast hacks in various places. Its nice to see them all in one spot! Great inspiration!! Thank you!

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  6. I still love yours the best but they're all really great. What a creative bunch! I'm going back for the dresser today:) Have a great weekend..Carol

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  7. Thanks for doing this post!!! I've been wishing I had kept track of all of the fabulous rast hacks. So fun and inspiring!

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  8. Nice, Love the round up! Each one is such an improvement on the original! Hooray for Ikea prices and imagination!

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  10. I think you should start a Rast dresser hack challenge... encourage your readers to "Hack a Rast", send their pics to you and you showcase the results!! I'd love to see what others come up with :-)
    Victoria

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  11. you're all so creative! love them!!!!

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  12. Thanks for putting this collection of projects together. Very inspiring, and while I'm not in need of a new dresser right now, I'll keep it in mind for future.

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  13. I am so jealous! After I saw your post earlier this week, I went to Ikea's website to buy two rast dressers but they are sold out on the web and at my local Ikea! I keep checking everyday to see if they have more, but no :(

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  14. Yours and the Dorothy Draper chest look a like are my favorites! Thank You for featuring mine!

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  15. Haven't hacked a Rast yet, but I'm inspired now! So many awesome & creative ways to make it a really unique piece of furniture :-)

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  16. Love seeing this round up and all the creativity.

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  17. I have two naked Rasts sitting here right this second. One will be getting covered with fabric, not sure about the other one yet. I'll keep you posted.

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  18. It's the perfect piece for a DIY - such talented folks!

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  19. I have to buy one of these and get creative. I just happen to need a dresser right now. Ikea here I come...

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  20. Thank you for including me in your fabulous round up Barbara! You did a great job hunting for all of these awesome examples :) I love seeing how different and creative they all are!
    Nancy xo

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  21. These make me want to go buy an Ikea Rast nightstand. Where will I put it? I was think on top of my bed. No?


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  22. Oh yes! I love IKEA hacks, what a great idea to gather them all in one post! Isn't it amazing how different each looks?!

    xo Linda

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  23. What a great round up of ideas! I am utterly amazed on how people can think outside the box and make these inexpensive dressers look like designer pieces. The Dorothy Draper one is one of my favorites.

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  24. Thanks the inspiration! I just finished my own rast hack! A few modifications, a little blue tape, a little mustard yellow, and voila! I am quite pleased :)
    http://lalalaura09.tumblr.com/post/8090481881/success-im-hoping-to-take-better-pictures-in-the

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  25. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wonderful compliation! I had seen Design Manifest's version - but did not know about the others. Now I have to buy a few!

    Thanks...

    Linda

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