Hope you are all having a great week. I know many of you have seen the many versions of the Ikea Rast Dresser that are out there already, but if not...check them out! Just Google Ikea Rast Hack and dozens upon dozens show up.
Why does everyone love this piece? Well, it is quite simple. It is small, comes unfinished, and is under $35!
We purchased ours because we were in need a something that would fit in our tight back hallway. The hall is small and has 3 doorways (one to the garage, one to the coat closet and one to our laundry room). It is tight quarters!! We had a small bench in that space, but it was a bit rickety and to be honest NO ONE ever sat on it, unless you count hubby's briefcase!
I tried finding another bench for the space, preferably one with storage but nothing would fit. Then I found the Rast dresser. Love...storage for small things like keys, sunglasses and such AND it fit PERFECTLY!
I decided to stain it as we had several painted pieces in the adjacent rooms already and I REALLY loved the grain of the wood and didn't want to hide it. I found new knobs at Home Depot. The knobs it comes with are just your basic round wood ones.
It took no time at all to stain the pieces. Yes, I said pieces. I stained it PRIOR to putting it together as I wanted the inside of the drawers to be stained as well.
I still need to line the drawers and find some trays to put in them, so for now I'll just show the outside. I am thrilled with the piece and it makes a very unfunctional space, functional.
|As you can see, the hall is quite small and the doors make for quite a challenge-the one straight ahead leads to our garage, the one to the left our laundry and the one to the right our coat closet.|
|Another angle. It was quite challenging to find something that fit between the doorway to our family room and the coat closet that didn't pertrude into the walkway too much.|
|A closer look.|
|The knobs purchased at Home Depot. I wanted something simple but different.|
I am working on several other organizational projects that I hope to be able to share with you in the next few days. Anybody else a fan of the new lattice bins at Target???