This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hickory Hardware and Pittsburgh Paints and Stains. I was provided with an IKEA Rast Chest, furniture pulls from Hickory Hardware and a gift card for supplies. All opinions are 100% mine.
My brother gave me the green light to makeover his guest bedrooms while we’re staying at his house during these next 3 months. Since I don’t want to spend a huge amount on décor and furnishings, I’ve been bargain hunting like crazy to design these rooms on an itty bitty budget.
You guys saw my newly painted nightstands for our bedroom last week, well now it was time to give Ellie a nightstand/dresser to hold her summer clothes.
So what did I find? A $35 Rast dresser from IKEA.
But you wouldn’t be able to notice it now!
It’s hard to believe that just a week ago we were putting this puppy together in Ellie’s bedroom. And surprisingly enough, it took less than an hour to put together. Not too shabby for our very first IKEA assembly project.
To get started I primed the entire Rast dresser.
Then I sanded it down and followed it with a coat of Cranberry Splash, a wonderful hot pink/coral color from Pittsburgh Paints.
Once the paint dried, I wanted to add a little design to match Ellie’s bed accent pillow… almost like a crystal nailhead trim. I decided to use some Gemstones that I picked up from Hobby Lobby (on sale for 50% off).
And here’s the final look!
I still want to paint in here and have some other decorating projects (lamp makeover, wall art, toy organizer), but this room is definitely taking shape!
And I love the Pendant Pulls I chose for this piece from Hickory Hardware. Just a bit of elegance to go with the crystal nailhead trim.
So pretty cute right? And I’m sure my brother won’t mind a hot pink dresser in his guest bedroom when we move out 😉
And it’s nice to know that the IKEA in St. Louis opens this Fall. I see a bunch more of these hacks in my near future!