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Tips & Tricks Thursday

Last weekend I made the hour long trek to our local Ikea in Plano.  I had been hoping to pick up some inexpensive storage for our laundry room (more on that another time…), but ended up leaving with two of the $35 Rast 3-drawer chest.  If you’re not familiar with the Rast 3-drawer chest, let me fill you in…

I’ve been going back and forth for a while about a new set of nightstands for our master bedroom.  Now, when it comes to my own home, I am an indecisive designer.  It’s true.  My home is always changing and evolving.  So, I began perusing some of my favorite design blogs for inspiration.

Enter the Ikea Rast 3-drawer chest.

This unfinished piece of woodwork has been transformed a number of fabulous ways by a variety of different, creative bloggers.

Now I’ve decided to take a stab at it.  We’ll see how this goes.  I’m not a “crafty” person (which I have completely come to accept), but I do love a good design project, and a bargain on top of that!

I’ll keep you updated on the progress.  Until then, here are some of my favorite transformations for the Rast chest (… and a BIG shout out to! If you haven’t been here, you NEED to check it out.  It’s amazing!)…

RAST 3 drawer chest IKEA Solid wood, a hardwearing natural material.

Ikea’s RAST 3-drawer chest: A Blank Canvas…

This is the frontrunner. A beautiful Campaign chest!

Another great idea…

Love this, but it might be a BIT too ambitious this go around.

I still love this style. It’s very chic!

A DIY Dorothy Draper Chest? Amazing!

Which one would you choose?



5 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love the pink one! Think your hubby would go for that?? 🙂

    September 30, 2012
  2. Cassie #

    I’ve been trying to think of an inexpensive way to add two night stands to our bedroom. We’ve always had one which John gets because he wears glasses. 🙂 This is perfect. I think I know what my next project is. Image number two is my pick.

    October 1, 2012
  3. Jessica #

    YEAH! you have a blog! the blogging world just got better! i love the white one with wood stain and handles. 🙂

    October 3, 2012

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