2. Then, decorate the wood veneers with papers using a patch work style. We chose a variety of matching papers but in different colours and tones. After that, we cut and glued on irregular pieces of paper using a transparent wood glue. (eg. Mod Podge)
3. While you wait for your decorated wood pieces to dry, spray paint the RAST frame. You can paint the drawers too if you want but we didn’t as they would not be visible.
4. Once the glue has dried, nail the decorated wood veneers to the front of the drawers.
5. As a final touch, make new holes on the front for knobs. Add the new colored knobs and that’s it, your faux apothecary drawers are done.
Now, our tricky RAST is ready for Valentina’s bedroom! I only spent around €70 in total ($80 roughly), including the IKEA RAST itself.
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