Bedside Table Before and After {Ikea Rast Hack}

Last week, I shared a sneak peek at the $35 bedside table from Ikea that I gave a little facelift.

Today I get to share the finished product!

Let’s take a look at the old bedside table in the room…

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And an after shot of the room with the new bedside table….

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It’s the Rast from Ikea. Below is the assembled Rast, before my mini facelift.


And a closer look at the after!

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Here’s a look at what I did…

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Using my miter saw and handy-dandy nail gun, I attached thin lath wood from Lowes around each drawer front {I’m not sure that this is exactly what the wood is called. But hopefully it’ll give you the idea …}.  Baseboard trim was added to the bottom.  And a larger piece of wood was added to the top.  To finish off the top, I added a thin piece of trim to complete the custom look.  Wood filler filled the nail holes, sandpaper smoothed it all and green spray paint gave me a fun bright color perfect for a little girls room!

What do you think?! I love it!  I find it amazing how just a little bit of wood can completely transform a piece of furniture!

Let’s take one last look at the finished product.

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I’m certainly not the first person to do something like this to the Rast.  Have you transformed this piece of furniture? If so, I’d love to see it!


(if you’d like to read more about designing this girls room, click here, here, here, here, here and here.)

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  1. Great job, Jen! It fits that space so much better, and I love that color green.

  2. This is great! It looks like an expensive night stand. Don’t you just love Ikea? I’d love for you to to come link up at The Makers going on now at Hope to see you there!

  3. What a great idea! That table has so much more character now that you’re done with it. Thank you so much for sharing. Stopping by to say hi from the hop.

  4. Love your hack and that color is amazing!! Great job, Jen!!

  5. This is awesome! I love the color you chose, and the glass knobs are too fun.

  6. Well done! Love the added trim pieces. I have done some reupholstering and painting. But I haven’t done a whole makeover like this. So happy to have you sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it so much fun . Big Hugs ♥

  7. This turned out so cute, I love it! We redid a headboard and I just love it.
    Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up! We hope to see you back next week!

  8. Very cute…love the color with the knobs. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. Very nice! Love the color!

  10. Jen! This is awesome! I love the color! It looks fantastic with the rest of the room, too. I’m so glad I found you at Inspire Me Please! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  11. I love love love ikea hacks, and yours is amazing! Pinning now!

  12. Gorgeous makeover – great color, great hardware, great IKEA hack! It caught my eye over at the Flaunt It Friday party!

  13. Very cute! I LOVE the color

  14. Cute color.

  15. I love it! What a fabulous hack – and the color and knobs are adorable. The whole room looks great! Thanks for sharing it with us at Work it Wednesday this week – I am featuring you tomorrow morning. Hop by to grab your button if you have the chance.
    ~Krista from the happy housie

  16. I love your Rast Hack! Your trim is just like mine, but I’m loving the green and the knobs. So gorgeous! I’m featuring you tomorrow morning at Work it Wednesday {just like Krista 🙂 } and would love for you to grab a button!! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Laura @ The Turquoise Home

  17. This is great! You did an awesome job and created a wonderful piece.

    Thank you so much for linking to Grace at Home. I featured you this week!

  18. Love the little dresser!!! BUT I was wondering about the cute little bird and bird nest you have on top of it. Is that something you have made?

  19. Jen, this dresser is gorgeous! I would never believe it came from IKEA if you had told me that. And I’m in LOVE with the paint color you chose- such an unexpected, but gorgeous pop of color!

    Thank you so much for linking it up at Much Ado About Monday this week! I’ve chosen your dresser as my feature. So stop on by and grab our “Featured” button to display on your page!


  20. Beautiful! Where did you get the knobs?

  21. Brandi Sweetapple says:

    I realize this is a very old post but do you happen to remember how thick the trim piece is and about how much the lumber cost?


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