DIY Project: Ikea Rast Nightstand

B and I live in a pretty small space. While the apartment is open and airy and gorgeous, the closet space is limited and our things always seem to end up in piles. Piles of laundry, piles of books, piles of get the picture.

We needed more storage. 

I was browsing one of my favorite blogs, Aubrey + Lindsay, and came across a super easy tutorial for taking this:

And turning it into this: 

It's a great project for a first DIY endeavor. I was hesitant to take it on because, to be quite frank, I am not always the most crafty. I'm the girl that gets more glue on the table than on the project. The girl that has everything perfect but has to add just. one. more. thing....the thing that ends up ruining everything. In fact, I am not crafty at all. But trust me, anyone could do this.

Just grab yourself some nightstands, a bucket of paint, a tin of wood stain and a couple pretty knobs. Give yourself a day to paint multiple coats and let everything dry overnight. The next morning...voila! Additional storage and pretty to boot. 


  1. Those look wonderful! Great job!!!

  2. Holy moly! My jaw literally dropped at the difference! That is awesome!!! I'm going to have to try that! My stuff is the same, piles everywhere!! I cannot stand it!

    New follower from 20sb, can't wait to check out more of your DIY projects!!

  3. Thanks everyone! I'm so happy they turned out. :)

  4. It looks great! Next time I'm at IKEA I might have to pick one of those up-I'm in definite need of more storage lol


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