This Ikea Rast makeover is the easiest and quickest one you will find. Paint it and add a touch of glamor in a few easy steps!
This Ikea Rast makeover is a lot of fun…
You are probably thinking what’s so special? Let’s look at it from the side.
Now let’s look at it from the top!
Isn’t it simple yet glamorous?
Ikea Rast makeovers are almost the right of passage for any furniture DIYer… At the $35 price point, you can not go wrong with it!
At the $35 price point, you can not go wrong with it! And even if you do (which by the way is impossible) you won’t feel too bad about the money spend on it.
Believe it or not, in spite of all the Ikea hacks and makeovers I have under my belt, I have NEVER touched an Ikea Rast! It is time to change that!
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Materials Needed for Easy IKEA Rast Makeover –
The Quickest Way to Makeover an IKEA Rast –
Step 1 – Assemble your Ikea Rast per directions but don’t install the knobs. Also, don’t attach the drawers to the frame. It took me about 30 minutes to assemble.
Step 2 – Cover all the knots with the shellac based primer. You will need 2 coats. This is very important because you don’t want the knots to bleed through.
Step 3 – Set up the large spray shelter and give the entire dresser including the drawers 3 coats of primer using the HomeRight Super FinishMax Extra. Wait about an hour between each coat. I love this new version because you don’t have to worry about diluting the primer.
Step 4 – Lightly sand the entire dresser to smooth it out and wipe down with a tack cloth.
Step 5 – Apply 2 coats of the latex paint using the Super FinishMax Extra.
Step 6 – Add the gold stripes across the dresser in your favorite pattern. I love that they look like they are painted on but can be easily removed if you wanted to change it out!
Step 7 – Add your favorite knobs and enjoy!
That’s it! It was a super quick! each coat takes about 15 minutes from pouring paint into the sprayer to clean up. The only thing that takes time is waiting for the various coats of primer and paint to dry.
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