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Make Over an Ikea Rast: Little Geometric Dresser!
Yes, it’s another Ikea Rast makeover. I know there are approximately 5,000 of them on the Internet, so make that 5,001. When DecoArt asked me to use Antique Bronze (one of my absolute favorite colors, if you haven’t noticed) on a medium-sized piece, I thought a Rast would be an awesome choice because it’s so easily accessible. And this project is an easy one to do, too.
If you’ve never tried to make a design using FrogTape, this is an easy starter project because it has no overlapping lines or tricky cuts. So head over to your nearest Ikea to pick up a Rast and let’s get started!
Here’s what I used for this little geometric Ikea Rast makeover:
- Ikea Rast (here on Ikea and here on Amazon)
- Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Warm White
- Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Bronze
- Paint brush
- Durham’s Rock Hard Water Putty (here)
- Primer, pencil, and yard stick
And here’s how I did it!
(Remember to wear a mask and eye protection while sanding and working with wood, and wear an appropriate mask while working with paints, stains, and finishes. Follow the directions and warnings from your particular brand. Do not use any tools without proper training, precautions, and supervision.)
Step 1: Coat the entire dresser in primer. I decided to use primer because the Rast is unfinished pine. When the primer is dry, paint the entire dresser using Warm White. Since I used primer, two coats of Warm White was enough.
Step 2: After the dresser is dry, use your yardstick to measure and mark the exact center of each side of the dresser. Then pencil in each triangle, use FrogTape to tape off the top triangle, and put a coat of Antique Bronze on.
Step 3: When the paint is dry, peel off the tape and repeat on the bottom triangle.
Step 4: First coat looking good!
Now repeat a second coat on each triangle:
and a third coat, and you’re done!