I’ve always kept my sewing things on a rack behind my tv cabinet…..yes I created some hidden storage. But recently I was given the chance to work with Ikea, Pittsburgh Paint, Hickory Hardware, and Menards to transform this Rast Dresser. It’s a simple pine dresser that came to me in a box and was super easy to assemble. I normally have my hubby do these things but decided to tackle it on my own and Im glad I did, it was a no brainer for sure and will make the perfect spot to store my thread, scissors, and quilting items.
I used Pittsburgh new High Gloss Trim and Door paint, in bright white. The paint is a new gel based paint, you can turn the can upside down and it doesn’t run out, and only comes in a handful of premixed colors at this time. It’s recommended to apply with a good brush and let it self level.
If you’re looking for that vintage paint look, you know the high gloss that so many older pieces have on it, this is for you. It did take 24 hours in between each coat to dry and it needed 3 coats to get a good coverage, but the paint seems to go a long way. And I couldn’t leave it alone at that I had to spruce it up with my own style and give it a pretty green stripe.
I also replaced the hardware with a bright white knob from Hickory Hardware, actually all the hardware in my home is from there, they have great prices and fast shipping if you’re looking for something new.
I had no idea where to use the piece so for now it is at the top of my stair landing, in the master bedroom, with my sewing supplies stored in it. It’s very lightweight and could be used most anywhere. You never know, it may get moved into the craft/office soon. Sometimes I need to see a piece in a spot for a few days to decide if I like it there or not and if I know myself it will make its rounds in my home.
Below you will find other participants of the IKEA Rast Hack projects: