I am just starting to work with brands, and have had some amazing experiences. This is one of them. I was sent the Rast dresser from Ikea. It was a wonderful blank slate. I also get to work with Pittsburgh paints with their new Trim, door and furniture paint. This is a high gloss, high coverage paint. I was eager to give it a try. I also get to use the wonderful Hickory Hardware for this. I am very familiar with this brand, I have used it in my kitchen and bathrooms.
The rules were open, use these great brands and turn this dresser into something fun, creative, and unique. I began this challenge by staring at the dresser, hoping inspiration would strike. I stared down at my sweet and tiny dog Teddy when it did strike. We have two dogs, the little Teddy and big dog Finn. Each has their own beds. Two dog beds in the house can take up a lot of space. What if I put Teddy’s bed in something functional…. light bulb!
|This dresser is sitting upside down, the additional boards are being added to the bottom. I just set it this way to show the new additions easier.|
I took apart the bottom drawer and used the pieces as the dog bed frame. Putting the drawer sides up against the front of the dresser. Using brackets and securing the new dog bed frame to the existing dresser base.
Needing to make this have a few visually pleasing aspects to it was on my plan of attack. I mean, I have seen these IKEA hacks before. The amount of pretty and stunning is crazy. I wanted to make something subtle but fun to the drawer fronts. I have a bunch of thin scrap pieces of wood. I cut them to be about 4 inches long.