Ikea is hands down one of the most well rounded, all inclusive, practical stores I've ever been introduced to. It is the magic maker behind 90% of our home, and it always comes through when you live in smaller quarters. We own several Ikea rast dressers, and had them in the boys room, but quickly realized the older they got that their clothes we're starting to get too big for the drawer space.
Instead of throwing them out, we did what we're good at, we recycled them and passed them down to their sister. Not only does she have her own room, but she has much smaller clothes. We currently have all of our 1963 bi fold doors removed from the closet for several reasons. They we're starting to come off the tracks, and honestly are just too dated for the current design of our home. The closets will most likely be tackled after the basement renovation takes off.
Moving back to our $35 Ikea rast dresser hack. So we had two on hand and I knew that they would work better for our space connected vs disconnected so the first thing I did was purchase wood for the base. This only required two 8 ft 2x2 cut down to size. The next thing that needed to be addressed was the hardware for the drawers. I wanted something to match the cohesiveness of her room, so I went with standard white knobs. Finally I wanted to add a little height so we attached four simple squared off legs. Here's the result.
My favorite part about this entire $35 affordable diy project is the few inches of height the dresser gained. I'm also obsessed with the matching knots on the drawer fronts and 2x2's! I contemplated painting the new boards pink to match the room, but I am loving the natural color.
Here's a close up of the knobs. For reference these knobs were only $.97/ea! Can't beat it! Disclaimer; they ARE plastic, BUT my justification with her having three brothers vs the marble knobs was the simple fact that if these get damaged there's no harm done. They're easy and affordable to replace if something ever did happen.
I've mentioned it before, but our rooms can be kind of tricky to photograph, hints why our bathroom renovation after photos are still in the works, so I wasn't able to capture it how I wanted after I moved all of her stuff back. I did however grab an iphone photo to show it as is.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out our $35 Ikea Rast Dresser hack! If you're a lover of Ikea, or even if you've never visited one of their stores before, I highly recommend checking out their website and browsing through their catalogs! BUT I'm not promising you won't be filling up your cart and searching for all the Ikea hacks!
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