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Ikea Rast Dresser Turned Sewing Storage

Ikea Rast Hack | Pittsburgh paints | Hickory Hardware | Menards | DIY | Dresser | Paint Project | CreativeCainCabin.comI’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. 

Ikea Rast Hack | Pittsburgh paints | Hickory Hardware | Menards | DIY | Dresser | Paint Project | CreativeCainCabin.comI 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. 

Ikea Rast Hack | Pittsburgh paints | Hickory Hardware | Menards | DIY | Dresser | Paint Project | CreativeCainCabin.comIf 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. 

Ikea Rast Hack | Pittsburgh paints | Hickory Hardware | Menards | DIY | Dresser | Paint Project | CreativeCainCabin.comI 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.

Ikea Rast Hack | Pittsburgh paints | Hickory Hardware | Menards | DIY | Dresser | Paint Project | CreativeCainCabin.comI 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:

IKEA Rast Hack Projects | CreativeCainCabin.com

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  1. Hi Dawndie! Oh, I love your cabinet and those little green stripes look so cute! I’m working on my sewing room and hope to show it soon!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    1. Shelia, I can’t wait to see yours. I always love seeing how people make it look neat and tidy, yet have all their supplies right at hand. Mine is cluttered looking but works for me 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. This is perfect. It looks nothing like the one out of the IKEA box! The hardware in my kitchen is Hickory and I agree…it’s very nice. It looks as new as the day I installed it. Great project!

    1. Ann I purchased all my hardware online but recently discovered it’s sold at Menards, I agree it holds up well.

    1. Thank you Judy, it was a fun project to do.

    1. Kris, thats my new favorite green 🙂 I’ll be back later to reveal the color.

  3. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Very nice Dawn…and it sure does shine!

    1. Nancy, yes it does shine I had a hard time not getting a reflection off it in the photo.

    1. You’re right about that Elizabeth and I like that it can all be hidden behind a drawer.

    1. Alicia I love it now too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. JaneEllen says:

    So cute and love that color of stripes on dresser. How awesome to have that cute dresser to keep your sewing supplies in. So nice to have it hidden away behind drawers. Al you tidy bloggers are killing me here lately, all getting organized and making your homes uncluttered. wish that’s all the sewing supplies I had to fill one dresser. You are more tidy than me on any given day. Have fabric, trims, embroidery floss, buttons, etc. in all those drawer units. Hubs complained loudly about all of them when we were packing truck to move our “stuff” from KY house to CO. Have several of storage drawers in craft room also.
    Would be terribly embarrassed if any of you saw my sewing room, it’s a disaster. I do have a nice sewing table tho, hubs made it for me out of white laminated shelving from where he used to work. No drawers but I have several of those clear plastic drawer units which have been holding my sewing and craft supplies for several years. Brought them with us from KY house full of goodies. He also put shelves up on walls in smaller bedroom/my sewing room. That room is smaller than most people have for walk in closet so doesn’t take much to make it look cluttered. Even have antique cupboard in there which is full of pillow covers, table runners I’ve made, things like that.
    Enjoy your wonderful storage dresser. Think you’ve inspired me to clean up my sewing room so I can actually do some sewing on new sewing machine I bought myself few months ago. Have great week. Your sewing dresser is awesome.

    1. JaneEllen I have my share of sewing supplies. I did get rid of all my fabric recently and I now only buy what I need for a particular project or it will get out of hand. It is nice to declutter and be able to see everything I have in one spot. Today I was working on some quilt block for a fall table runner. Stop back by soon to see it 🙂

    1. Thank you Kristen, it’s working out perfectly for sewing notions.

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