In fashion mags, they will take a piece of clothing … a simple dress or shirt and show you 6 ways to dress it. Well, the RAST chest of drawers is kinda like that. Squat, square, and solid pine (which is a good thing). On its own, it’s plain, almost dowdy, nothing to write home about. But when it is dressed up, my-oh-my, does it shine! Add some bling, shod it in pointy shoes and it becomes cheekily fun, even glamorous. Don’t believe me? Look at these 14 ways to dRASTically (sorry, couldn’t resist that) makeover the RAST.
Give it some alchemy
See Shirley weave her magic on the RAST, turning it into a nostalgic library card catalog card cabinet. .
Dress it shabby chic
Laura dresses it down with a distressed paint technique to up its cute quotient. .
Wrap it in faux burl and aluminium
Bring on the ala West Elm look, but on pennies! .
Bling it up with silver
There’s something decidedly grown up about this silver-leaf RAST. Almost as elegant as its cousin HEMNES. .
As I said, solid pine is a good thing. When stained the RAST shows what it’s really made of. .
Get the look of a seasoned traveller
If you don’t like the wood, there are hundreds of ways to cover it. But I am partial to maps. .
Old World Glam
This makes me want to put on a shimmery dress and do . .
The crisp linen look
The RAST looking sharp and smart with heavy-duty linen. .
Put it in reflective mode
Add mirrors to the dresser to reflect light. By reflecting its surroundings, it disappears into the background. .
Go dark and industrial
Black becomes the RAST, don’t you think? .
Give it new shoes
Here it is in pointy shoes! .
RAST takes on Campaign style
Whoever said it’s plain and boring, look again. .
Make it count
It looks completely different with drawer cut outs instead of knobs. Simple twist, big difference. .
Brighten the RAST with hand painted strips of colours. .
And that’s all 14. I’m sure there are still many more ways to makeover the plain dresser. What have you done to your RAST? Let me know in the comments below.