25 IKEA Nightstand Hacks to Inspire You

These Ikea nightstand hacks are some of the most creative ones you will see! Get inspiration for your own Ikea Rast nightstand hacks.

Picture of unfinished Ikea Rast nightstand

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What’s not to love about Ikea nightstands?

They are simple, sleek and affordable!

Especially the Ikea Tarva and the Ikea Rast are a favorite among Ikea hackers. They are unfinished pine and a blank canvas just waiting for you to break out your creativity!

IKEA Rast Nightstand Hacks

The Ikea Rast is one of the most hacked Ikea furniture. It is actually sold as a chest of drawers.

It has the perfect height to be a dresser or a nightstand and so many more things!

Here are a few of the creative ways to hack or makeover the Ikea Rast.

1. DIY Colorful Ikea Rast by Anika’s DIY Life

Side view of the colorful Ikea rast makeover

2. Simple and Quick Ikea Rast Makeover by Anika’s DIY Life

Ikea Rast painted light blue with gold stripe on the side.

3. Fabric Wrapped Ikea Rast Hack by Dorsey DesignsIkea nightstand hack using red fabric on Rast dresser

Let’s start off with a bang! I absolutely love this gorgeous Ikea Rast makeover! That fabric is perfect and it adds such a great pop of color to the room!

4. Modern Industrial Nightstand from Simply DesigningIkea rast makeover using overlays

Addition of overlays to a simple painted Ikea Rast nightstand can take it from simple to amazing in just a few minutes. And look at those hairpin legs!

5. Ikea Rast Makeover from Simply Beautiful by Angela

Ikea rast hack using wood trim and paint

A little bit of paint and trim plus new pulls give this Ikea Rast a new life!

6. Sophisticated Coastal Nightstand from Atta Girl SaysElegant coastal Ikea nightstand makeover

This simple and elegant Ikea Rast makeover is simply gorgeous! The color and the knobs are absolutely perfect! The trim and feet add the perfect touch to it!

7. Rustic Industrial Night Stand from Cherished BlissSimple Ikea Rast nightstand hack with wood

How gorgeous is this simple Ikea Rast update? Simple planks of wood and the perfect pulls – Love it!

8. Hollywood Regency Nightstand from Practically FunctionalHollywood regency Ikea rast hack using lace and gold pulls.

Some lace, wood trim, and paint give this Ikea Rast a new glamorous life!

9. Ikea Rast Hack by House by HoffIkea rast makeover using tongue and groove siding

Simple tounge and groove siding take this Ikea Rast to a whole new level!

10. Nightstand Upgrade from Love and RenovationsIkea Rast update using gold hardware

With a bit of gold updates, this Ikea Rast upgrade goes from plain to chic in a matter of moments!

11. Mid-Century Modern IKEA Rast Hack from Dream a Little BiggerIkea rast makeover with stain and white paint plus wheels.

Stain and paint is a classic mid century combination. Add wheels to make it more functional if you need!

12. Upholster And Stain (Ikea Rast Hack) from Red BarberryIkea Rast with linen and stain

Texture can be a fun way to update the Ikea Rast. I love this linen covered Ikea Rast paired with stain!

13. Rast Ikea Dresser Hack from Cleverly SimpleIkea dresser hack to turn into 2 drawers nightstand

Bright blue and fabric are super fun ways to dress up your nightstand!

14. DIY Ikea Rast Dresser To Bedside Table from ArmelleIkea rast makeover with pulls and paint

Sometimes all you need is a coat of paint and new pulls to give the simple Rast a chic new look.

15. Ikea Rast hack to make desk by The Handyman’s DaughterIkea Rast hack to turn into a desk

If you are not into building a full desk, use the Ikea Rast to create the drawers!

16. Ikea Rast turned dog bed by Our House Now a HomeIkea Rast hack to make a dog bed!

This is one of the most creative Ikea hacks for the cute pets in our life!

17. Ikea Rast dresser desk by Elizabeth Jones DesignsIkea Rast hack to build desk.

Another desk hack using the Ikea Rast drawers! Love this desk!

18. Gorgeous Wood Shim Dresser by House of HepworthsIkea Dresser hack using wood shims

Love all that texture added from inexpensive wood shims!

19. Restoration hardware inspired Rast makeover by High Style RestyleFaux apothecary Ikea nightstand hack

If you love Restoration Hardware, you will love this at the fraction of the price.

20. Ikea Rast stemware storage by Refashionably LateIkea Rast makeover with greek scroll

This is a gorgeous Ikea hack with the metal scrolls! I also love that it doubles as stemware storage!

21. Mid-century Ikea Rast hack as nightstands by Reality DaydreamMid century Ikea Rast jack with Brown and coral.

This is of my favorites! Isn’t it simply gorgeous?!

22. Vintage Telephone dial Ikea Rast makeover by 2 Bees in a PodIkea Rast makeover to look like a telephone dial

The most unique Ikea Rast hack ever!! Just a bit of paint and imagination!

23. Faux Apothecary Cabinet by The How To Homefaux apothecary rast nightstand hack

All that trim and paint combined with the drawer pulls makes this Ikea Rast completely unrecognizable!

24. Ikea beverage Cabinet by Weekend CraftIkea Rast nightstand to make a wine holder

I love Ikea hacks that completely reimagine the product. Like this wine rack!

25. Ikea Rast Hack by Confessions of a Serial DIYerFrench country Ikea Rast makeover


Sometimes, you just need a quick makeover to give an Ikea Rast a whole new life!

26. Boho Ikea Rast Makeover by Build and Create HomeBoho Ikea Rast nightstand makeover with green paint and gold pulls

I totally love the color on this one and those gold pulls simply take it to the next level!

Aren’t all these Ikea nightstand makeovers so creative?!

I am truly inspired by all the creativity! Are you?

Ikea Rast nightstand makeover ideas text overlay on unfinished Ikea Rast dresser

Have you given an Ikea nightstand a makeover? Tell me about it in the comments below. Or even better, show me a picture!

Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. Love all of these! Wow! Who knew so many beautiful nightstands could be made from one basic design!


  2. Linda L Weeks says:

    Very original treatments! If I had to pick just one, I wouldn’t be able to decide, they are all so clever!

  3. That telephone one is amazing! I’m also loving the bedside cabinet one, the dark blue, how lovely and classy.
    What a versatile buy this piece is!

  4. These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party! I pinned this! Hope to see you again next week.

  5. Jann Olson says:

    There are so many clever ways of repurposing this chest. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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