Follow this tutorial for my DIY Ikea Rast Dresser Makeover into Farmhouse Glam Nightstand. It was simple and easy to create and I love the added storage this piece provides.
I have been wanting to get a new nightstand in our master bedroom. Some time ago the one that I had was black with mirrors. I decided to paint it white, and when I was adding the hardware knobs back on I ended up cracking the mirrors.
I still used it for some time. Then I rearranged the room and ended up using my vanity as my nightstand/combo.
This was really good for a while, and it even caused me to declutter things I had in the nightstand and didn’t even use for years.
However, after a few months, I decided to move the vanity back where it was.
When I did this, I no longer had the cracked mirror nightstand. I had given it away thinking I wouldn’t need it.
I was wrong.
So I was on the hunt again for a new one.
I shopped everywhere. And I couldn’t believe how expensive just one little old nightstand would be. I even look on the Facebook marketplace, because I was willing to even give one a makeover it fit the shape and size I needed.
Finally, I came across the Ikea Rast on Pinterest. I saw where several people had taken this so-called “mini dresser” and converted it into a nightstand.
I was excited. I knew this would be perfect and at a $40 price tag for the blank piece, you couldn’t beat that… even on Facebook.
Ikea Rast Makeover
Once I knew I wanted the Ikea Rast, I had to get to the store to get it. The only problem was that we were in the middle of quarantine and I had to wait for the stores to reopen. Once they reopened, it was then a longer wait and another 2 trips before I was able to actually score one.
After arriving home with my new Ikea Rast, I got to work right away putting it together.
I decided to not add the to-kick per the instructions because I just did not like the look of it.
After I had it put together, I painted the drawer fronts and the base white. I let it dry and then painted a second coat.
I used regular pure white paint in a semi-gloss.
While the paint dried, I decided to cut and sand 1/2 inch boards I had in the garage in various sizes to act as the top. I cut the boards to allow for a 1 inch overhang on each side. Similar to the letter T.
I stained these boards in Old Barn Living stain in the color weathered. I love this stain and have a lot of smaller projects stained or trimmed in this color.
Lastly, I added some glass knobs from Lowes to the drawer fronts. I opted to replace the knobs. Obviously, this drove the overall price up another $30. But I didn’t mind because of the look I was going for.
I added the knobs, and then used our Ryobi Air Strike nail gun to add the boards to the top.
I really like the way this turned out. It pairs nicely with the chair we have sitting at my vanity table.