Monday, July 23, 2012

Ikea Rast Turned Campaign Chest


Materials: Ikea Rast 3 Drawer Chest, Behr High Gloss Paint in Sugar Plum, 3 Campaign Style Drawer Pulls, 3 Packages of 2" Brass Flat Corners, Paint Brush, Tube of Elmer's Wood Filler Max, Sanding Sponge, Drill

Description: I love campaign furniture but the antique pieces are so hard to come by! I decided to hack the Ikea Rast, giving it the campaign style with a modern, bright-colored twist! Follow the steps below to make your own.



Step One: Assemble Rast chest according to Ikea's instructions (do not install drawer pull knobs, you won't be using them)

Step Two: Fill in the pre-drilled holes (on the drawers) with wood filler. Once filler dries, sand it down so it's nice and smooth

Step Three: Paint the entire chest (I had to use 3 coats) and let it dry completely

Step Four: Install corner brackets using drill (one on each corner of each drawer)

Step Five: Install drawer pulls using drill (you will have to drill new holes with your 1/4" bit)


See more of the Rast campaign chest.

~ Louisa, Madison, AL

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