I am so excited to share this project with you today. I finally (and I mean finally- like over a year overdue) finished our nightstands. I wanted to try my hand at an Ikea Rast hack. I thought they would make the perfect bedside tables and I loved some of the ones I had seen online. You can see a few of my favourites on Pinterest here.
I thought a lot about making an exact imitation of the one from Little House Blog because they are beautiful, but I thought maybe our stark white headboard would compete a bit too much. Then I saw they idea of covering them with fabric and I knew I would find a way to mesh the two. I opted for a stained and fabric covered look.
We had been using ours as-is without knobs on them for over a year and my impeding return to work was just what I needed to get my butt in gear and finish these off.
Ikea Rast (X2)
Stain (I used Minwax Dark Walnut)
Fabric (From Fabricville)
Brass Knobs (Home Hardware- Brass Knobs $20 for a pack of ten and $4 individually)
I simply followed directions to stain it and then stapled the fabric on nice and tight. I needed to use the glue gun to glue the fabric down on the sides of the drawer so it wouldn't get caught when opening and closing the drawer. I put the finish only on the wood part, but you could do it over the fabric as well.
Here are a few more pictures up close!
I honestly love how they turned out!
What do you think?
Have you ever tried an Ikea hack?