I know you all have seen Beckett’s tiny corner in our bedroom a few times now, but I thought I’d share his $35 dresser makeover I did.


It’s called the RAST dresser from Ikea and I loved it because it came unfinished and more importantly, because it was only $35.  I knew I needed something super small scale since I didn’t have much room to work with, and I also wanted it to fit well with the stump table I finished by the rocking chair.

The dresser started out looking like this…


I like that it’s got a bit of a modern look to it with the clean lines.  I first bought the same furniture legs I had used on the stump.  They are from Ikea as well.  I bought the size smaller for this dresser and they were $12.00.

I painted the outside frame white and distressed it, then I cut out ABC stencils from paper and used a gel stain in a dark brown color to stain on the ABC.   After that I stained over the whole drawer with Minwaxs’ Driftwood grey, painted the knobs white, and voila!

ikea hack

I love rustic grain that shows up on the drawers.

ikea hack

and that you can still see the grain through the ABC.


The legs make it a little less sturdy.  If I knew this dresser were staying here longer than 6 months, I would probably secure it to the wall, but it’s not.  So for now I’ll just use caution:)


and there you have it.  Just enough storage for lil man clothes!

And if you want to see updates of lil man you should check out my instagram feed.  I’m a bit obnoxious with my posts, but I can’t help it.  You can find me @prvbsthirtyonegirl

Stay tuned for my next super simple IKEA hack that made my life much easier:)


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  1. I absolutely love this dresser and I am actually going to do mine very similar to this. I hope you don’t mind if I ask a few questions about how you did it. Did you sand it a lot in between coats of the driftwood stain? how many coats did you do? And did you use a poly after to finish it?

  2. I love it!! I bought a Rast a while ago specifically to hack. Only the hack never came because I could not seem to figure out the look I wanted. Your post definitely gave me the inspiration to get started. Thank you! As I have been following your blog for a quite a while, I am so happy for the birth of Beckett. Blessings to you and your family!

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