sam's nightstands | ikea rast hack

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This weekend I finished the Ikea RAST nightstands for Sam's room.


I never had an exact vision for them when I brought them into his room.  I had stained them gray a while back and there they sat for a long time.  The stain was jacked up too.  One was MUCH darker than the other.  Note to Self: Don't stain them on different days with one day being in the hot sun :/


After sanding down the dark one and putting a paint pen to good use, here's what they look like today!




How To Do It:


STEP ONE:  Stain entire piece Minwax Classic Gray and let dry.   


STEP TWO:  Using a level as my straight edge and as the width between lines, I penciled in where my painted lines would go.



STEP THREE:  Use the level as your straight edge, and go over your penciled lines with a white paint pen.


STEP FOUR:  Add some knobs and you're done!


You may have noticed I also have his Jenny Lind bed finished and completely put together!!!  Woohoo!  I'll share how we created slats for it and the paint color in another post.

SOURCES: DIY moon art // sconces // duvet and toss pillow - Homegoods // gray blanket // sheets // rug - purchased overseas // nightstand stain // nightstand knobs

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I'll leave you with Mr. Crazy Pants who thought it was great fun to run in and grab his cars one by one while Mommy took photos :)  





4 comments :

  1. these are SO awesome!!!!! love the look in the space- his room is AWESOME.

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  2. Subtle and classic. Love this project.

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  3. Sam has such a beautiful bedroom and your idea with renovating the nightstands is brilliant. I love the why there are now fitting in the room. That giraffe is soooo cute. :D Thanks for sharing your tricks with us.
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  4. These two graphic nightstands are brilliant. It is worth an appreciation.

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