Genius hack to add drawers to a freestanding wardrobe

rast chest as wardrobe drawers

Gorgeous transformation of the RAST chest.

I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect freestanding wardrobe.

I loved the IKEA PAX Wardrobe and I adored the Pottery Barn Sutton wardrobe, but they were both too pricey for me.

So of course I turned to IKEA

I transformed two IKEA RAST chests and some melamine boards into my own DIY custom wardrobe for under $200. See for yourself!

This is what one of the RAST chests looked like to start with…


I stacked two for more height and storage.

And here’s the finished product! Gorgeous, right?

Rast Chest to Custom Wardrobe

Here’s a closer shot…

Rast Chest to Custom Wardrobe

To find out exactly how I transformed the RAST chest into this gorgeous piece of furniture, and to get the full materials list, go to Home Made by Carmona.

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#1 Chic bedroom storage
bedroom storage dresser hack

We got the RAST drawers for our tiny bedroom because nothing else could fit. Before I even knew how I was going to hack the bedroom storage, I fell in love with these beautiful brass handles from Aliexpress. The delivery took a while but when the beauties finally arrived we started hacking. See the bedroom storage dresser hack.

#2 1 dresser, 14 ways to hack it
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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! See all 14 hacks.

#3 MCM shelving with RAST chests
MCM shelving

Grace Lewis used 2 RAST dressers and nightstands to create a one-of-a-kind wall storage that exudes mid century modern vibes. Read more.