Materials: Rast dresser Wood putty Sand paper 1×4 the width of the dresser 2 1×6 the width of the dresser About 40 feet of lattice (per dresser, if you’re doing two dressers, get about 75 feet of lattice) Drawer pulls Stain Paint Floetrol Polycrylic
Tools needed: Miter saw Nail gun Putty knife
Description: This is the IKEA Rast dresser. Pretty plain and boring, but solid wood and perfect for dressing up.
First thing I did was build up the bottom so that I could attach the base molding to something. I used one 1×4 and a piece of lattice behind it to build it out.
Then I cut the base molding and lattice to trim out all of the drawers and sides. I used my new miter saw I got for my birthday. Love it!
I then filled all the holes with wood putty and sanded, sanded, sanded.
Then I painted two coats of white paint. I put Floetrol in my paint to minimize the brush strokes. I used Sherwin Williams Antique White paint color.
I pre-stained the top “tray” that I put on the top of the nightstand. I placed two 1×6’s and 1 1×4 side by side on the top and used the nail gun to fasten them to the top. And then I used stained lattice to trim around the edge of the top.