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IKEA RAST Dresser Hack

IKEA RAST Dresser Hack

Are you ready to see how to change the life of an IKEA RAST Dresser Hack?

IKEA RAST Dresser
IKEA RAST Dresser

I am not talking just painting the drawers and changing the hardware – but a true IKEA RAST dresser hack that converts into this beautiful new piece of furniture.

Ikea RAST Dresser Hack to Wine Cart
Ikea RAST Dresser Hack to Wine Cart

We were invited to complete the IKEA RAST dresser hack by Missy and our sponsors PPG (The Voice of Color Paint line) and Hickory Hardware.  They have completely paid to send us all the great items you will see in our hack.  A big thank you to them all.  We are so excited to have been chosen to design and create this IKEA RAST Dresser hack!

So…without further ado…lets show you what we did.

We took the Ikea RAST dresser from the package, and started to gather our ideas.  We used a majority of the piece sent to us and a couple scraps from our shop to make this beautiful Ikea RAST Dresser Hack become a one of a kind wine cart!  Don’t you just dig it!!!

We started by assembling the sides of the dresser.  Once completed, we added a bottom, and inserted a wine holder made of wood and metal from Marshalls for $9.99.  We cut the sides to fit, added a cute little trim piece and attached to the bottom.

Ikea RAST Dresser Bottom Shelf
Ikea RAST Dresser Bottom Shelf
Ikea RAST Dresser Hack Wine Rack
Ikea RAST Dresser Hack Wine Rack
Ikea_DryFitWineRack
Ikea RAST Dresser Hack – Dry Fit Wine Rack

 

Once we had the wine rack set, we moved on to the drawer.  Knowing we wanted to add stem wear holders, we decide to take the drawer front and cut it down, giving us a secret drawer to store cute little goodies like wine stoppers, pullers etc.  Isn’t the hardware from Hickory Hardware to die for?  We just love the affect it provides our wine cart.

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Ikea RAST Dresser Hack – Trim Drawer Front
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Ikea RAST Dresser Hack – Draw Front Trim Complete
Ikea RAST Dresser Hack - Completed Drawer
Ikea RAST Dresser Hack – Completed Drawer

Once we complete the drawer we then affixed the stem holders, paid for by our sponsors, to the top.  We were able to find and attach four wine glass holders that matched the Hickory Hardware.  How sweet is that 😉

Ikea RAST Dresser Hack - Four Wine Glass Holders
Ikea RAST Dresser Hack – Four Wine Glass Holders

Once our build was complete we selected an elegant Black Magic paint provided by our sponsor PPG (The voice of color line). This paint was a dream to work with and is 100% Latex with a zero VOC Low Odor control.  As the Black Magic color dressed up our Ikea RAST Dresser Hack wine cart, we could tell this was high quality and would provide just the look we wanted.  We added some light distressing and then used a top coat to seal the paint.

Ikea RAST Hack Dresser - PPG Paint
Ikea RAST Hack Dresser – PPG Paint
PPG painted side panels
PPG painted side panels

LOOK AT HER SHINE!

Completed Wine Cart
Completed Wine Cart

To complete the look, we attached the beautiful and elegant side and front handles from Hickory Hardware.  The sleek one of a kind look brought the wine cart to life – totally showing this little IKEA RAST Dresser Hack would never be recognized as anything but an elegant wine serving cart.  We completed the look with a piece of American Walnut which we food grade oiled the top to bring it all to life.

Ikea RAST Hack Dresser - Hickory Hardware
Ikea RAST Hack Dresser – Hickory Hardware
 Hickory Hardware
Hickory Hardware
 Hickory Hardware
Hickory Hardware

So – can you even tell this was ever a dresser?  I sure can’t.  We truly put our all into making this wonderful piece of furniture so you could see it does not just have to have a painted front and new knobs – it can become a completely different piece of new furniture with a little imagination.

IKEA RAST Dresser
IKEA RAST Dresser
 Completed Wine Cart
Completed Wine Cart
IKEA RAST Dresser Hack - Hickory Hardware
IKEA RAST Dresser Hack – Hickory Hardware
IKEA RAST Dresser Hack - Completed Wine Cart with accessories
IKEA RAST Dresser Hack – Completed Wine Cart with accessories
IKEA RAST Dresser Hack - Completed Wine Cart with accessories
IKEA RAST Dresser Hack – Completed Wine Cart with accessories

Well, that completes our IKEA RAST Dresser Hack.  We hope you loved the Wine Cart – and again we want to thank our sponsors who helped make our hack possible – PPG – The Voice of Color – IKEA  for the RAST Dresser and Hickory Hardware who provided the lovely bling that completed our wine cart.   Until next post – Keep on building!

Pst…Make sure you follow our great Sponsor PPG at the following links!  You will not be sorry – their site has valuable information!

Xoxo – Linda

Reclaimed Wine Nook

Hello I Live Here - Reclaimed Wine Nook

Reclaimed Wine Nook

Hello everyone – tonight’s blog – the reclaimed wine nook, the perfect spot for wine storage.  When we purchased our Villa from Fischer & Frichtel Homes here in St Louis (by the way the most awesome home builders ever), we had them customize some of our spaces for our new cozy lifestyle.  When we asked for a wine storage, they looked and said why not!  Chris and his Team, carved out a 9×4 room, yep it’s that cozy  🙂  While visiting the villa one day, one of the contractors asked what the space was going to be since they were adding no finishes to the space.  We explained our vision for a reclaimed wine nook , and once closed, got to work on a place for the wine to live (very important to hubby, and was my secret gift to him when I had Chris and his team draw up the plans.

This is what we did to make the space our own.

1.  We ordered flooring first since it would take 3 weeks to get (that’s even being family) – Our wood floors are from our good friends at Fontenay Hardwood Flooring in Costa Mesa, CA. They are Vintage Barrel Collection Cooperage, handcrafted from reclaimed barrels, and beautifully displays authentic stamps and markings from the barrel head.  They were a splurge, but they made the impersonal space start to come to life and start to look like a reclaimed wine nook! If you love them, give them a call – you will find no better service, and they are all made to order.

Hello I Live Here - reclaimed wine wood floors
Hello I Live Here – reclaimed wine wood floors

2.  Next, we found reclaimed 4 x 4 left over from our house build, we just could not toss them away since we paid for the wood already.  We bored holes through one side of the posts, with a drill and 1 1/4″ Irwin Speedbor purchased from Lowe’s to fit the wine bottle necks, stained with an aged oak stain and then attached the posts with very long lag bolts from the back of the wall.  (yep I had them leave that part open knowing we were doing this.

Hello I Live Here - Drilling holesHello I Live Here -Installing the wine fridge

3.  Once attached, we purchased Vissani 17 in. 28-Bottle Wine Cooler in Stainless Steel and matching Vissani 17 in. Wide 90 cans Beverage Cooler in Stainless Steel from Home Depot.  Once we got the to home, we cut out the back wall opening and framed to allow more room for storage, and for proper cooling of the unit. 

Hello I Live Here  - wine fridge opening Hello I Live Here  - wine fridges installed Hello I Live Here  - wine fridges installed

4.  Moving forward, we built a custom bar top to go over the units with our left over Cooperage flooring from Fontenay Hardwood Flooring.  we had just enough to complete a 4 ft x 18″ wide, and installed the counter above the wine and beverage coolers.  We then set the custom shelf into place and installed the wine stem holders.

Hello I Live Here  - custom table top Hello I Live Here  - DIY Floating Shelf Hello I Live Here  - DIY Floating shelf installed

5. We painted the reclaimed wine nook wall with black chalkboard paint so we can write the wine types above the columns, then used a corresponding sage grey green color to bring out the flooring and tile, and added art work.

Hello I Live Here - reclaimed wine nook Hello I Live Here - reclaimed wine nook

6.  Last, we installed the slate tile board around the bar top and wood flooring.  This truly brought the wood and colors to life.

Hello I Live Here - custom baseboards Hello I Live Here - reclaimed wine nook

The result, unexpected storage for a cozy space!  We love our new reclaimed wine nook, and could not be happier with the finished room.  Here’s to you finding a cozy space for your wine storage.  Feel free to leave comments.  Have a great Monday evening!

-LC