All over blog land there have lately been many posts about talented people taking their ordinary, mass produced Ikea chests and turning them into fantastic, unique pieces, with just a little creative thinking and some elbow grease.
A VERY talented home owner & blogger (Tina with Signed by Tina) wanted this chic style and look but not the $2000+ price tag.
So… she went to work on her Ikea Besta bench (without legs) equipped with a hammer, upholstery nails and some paper for drawing the pattern (and a very precise eye!).
How fantastic is that!
Tina also took on her bathroom cabinets.
Thank you for the inspiration lovely Meera!
And look at these Ikea chest transformations:
Yep, this would be that pine Rast chest — now looking chic and fabulous.
And here is another Ikea “Rast” project by my lovely blog friend Nancy.
She painted two Rast chests black, added stenciled details and changed the hardware. Drool worthy, I know!
And here is that sad looking “Rast” again.
Transformed into this:
Thank you for the inspiration, Bright Will!
And here is yet another great project.
A plain Ikea chest.
Turned it into this! Can’t believe it is the same piece.
Thank you lovely Jill for the inspiration!
I am very tempted to try this myself. I envision a couple of nightstands in the guest bedroom or a long white hutch in our big bonus/play room. Would love to make something similar to this:
Perhaps a fun summer project to work on outside in the backyard with grass between the toes.
Warm hugs to you all.