Monday, January 9, 2012

Another Ikea RAST Night Stand....Part II

Good morning,

Today I'm sharing with you the big reveal on the Ikea Rast night stands. I've posted about them before, and LOVE these babies. Mostly because they can be changed and made over in so many wonderful ways as seen below.

These night stands are kind of like Ikea celebrities, and at only $34.99 ea you can't go wrong taking on a DIY project of your own.

Since I am going with the white, black and gold themed room I wanted to give them a face lift/ round II.  I started with the one shown in this before picture:

Which still looked nice, but not amazing. When I found this post on one of my favorite blogs Design Manifest, I was smitten and knew I had found the one. Look how Naomi used hers as a media console in her home:

So I decided to sand mine back down to a smooth finish, and painted them in a high gloss door trim paint.
* My suggestion to you for a high gloss lacquer piece of furniture is to use a roller (unless you are some painting whiz) because on the first coat I used a brush and it is extremely difficult to not create streaks and brush strokes.

Then I let this dry over night. Once dry I remembered the gold bottom trim shown in the inspiration picture and needed to do that myself so I spray painted it using my gold spray paint along only the bottom.

I then repeated the sanding and painting 2 more times (per Naomi's instructions)

Once the last coat was dry I applied a small amount of super glue to the corner brackets which can be bought here and were $2.65 for a set of 4, you will need 6 packs.

I then added my previous pulls instead of the ones Naomi used since I had them from before, and  LOVED their style. They can be found here .

Here is a picture of the supplies we used, plus an electric sander if you can, it saves a ton of time.

Here is a close up of the brackets while they were being applied:

Here are our finished results:

They make the perfect addition to our bedroom and it's theme. Thank you to Naomi from Design Manifest for the amazing Ikea hacked idea!!! It was exactly what we needed.

Stay tuned for the alligator banded pillows that will be going on top of the ol bed:)

Have a great Monday!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know why it took me so long to get over here, but I just wanted to say they look fantastic! I love that you did the gold toe kick too. haha. Your bedroom looks great.