IKEA Rast Makeover
Posted By
Anika Gandhi
Friday, October 20, 2017
Materials Needed: 
  • Super Finish Max
  • Large Spray Shelter
  • Drop Cloth
  • IKEA Rast Chest of Drawers
  • Shellac Based Primer
  • Latex Paint
  • Primer
  • Gold Tape

Project Steps


IKEA Rast is one of the most hacked chest of drawers. At the low price point it is super affordable and makes a great addition to any space.

Anika from Anika's DIY Life gave one such IKEA Rast a simple, but glamorous makeover in a few easy and quick steps. 

Step 1

Assemble the IKEA Rast per directions, but don't install the knobs. Also, don't attach the drawers to the frame. 

Step 2

Cover all the knots with 2 coats of shellac based primer.                                                                                                   

Step 3

Set up the Large Spray Shelter and give the entire dresser (including the drawers) 3 coats of primer using the HomeRight Super Finish Max paint sprayer. Wait about an hour in between each coat. 

Step 4

Apply 2 coats of the latex paint using the Super Finish Max.                                                                                                                     

Step 5

Add knobs, pulls, and gold stripes across the dresser in your favorite pattern.

For more details and pictures of this makeover, visit Anika's blog.                                                                                                

Simple IKEA Hack Using an Ikea Rast and a Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer

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