ikea hack: rast nightstands

my latest project was nightstands for our bedroom. inspired by several ikea hacks i've seen on the web, i decided to try my hand at refinishing an ikea rast chest.

ikea rast
ikea hack nightstand

nightstand top, flowers

bedroom nightstand

i picked up two chests for $39.99 each (yes, $10 more in the store than it says online). i built the outside frame and stained it with minwax polyshades stain/polyurethane in bombay mahogany. since the new pulls i chose required two screws, i filled the holes in the drawer fronts. i primed and painted the fronts of the drawers in behr sea kelp. lastlyi drilled holes and installed the new hardware. definitely a simple, inexpensive project with a great result!