Ikea Hack – “Rast” Drawers Makeover!

Hello!

Gosh where has the last month gone?  Time flies when you’re having fun.  We are in the middle of planning our kitchen renovation.  In addition to the new kitchen we are replacing the entire floor in the back of the house and the back windows for French doors.  I’ll post some pictures of our kitchen reno when we finally start!

I’ve also been quite busy working away on a few projects.  This one was too much fun…  my first Ikea Hack!  A lovely client asked if I could give these little Rast Drawers a personality makeover 😉

Here’s the before, the Rast Drawers retail for $49.95.  It’s a super basic little piece…  which comes in the raw 😉 

I started by adding some sweet moulding detail to the draw edges to add some much needed character.  This was sold in a 2 metre length and just fit in the car! 

I stained the piece in a colour called Brazilian Roast, which I think gives it a nice depth and is a lovely contrast to the ASCP Old White on the drawer fronts.  After some distressing and waxing I added some gorgeous glass knobs to complete the makeover.

I really enjoyed this little makeover and my client has a one of a kind set of drawers that’s a little bit familiar! 😉

Happy Week!

Jo xx

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Ikea Reject Ottoman Union Jack Slipcover Makeover!

Hi Lovelies,

It’s been too cold to paint lately so I’ve been having fun getting aquainted with my new sewing machine and rediscovering my sewing moJo! 


Well actually it’s not so new, I got it for Christmas and only recently got her out of the box.  Here she is on the right;  Bloggy friends meet Jan..  Jan meet my bloggy friends 🙂   Now that we are all properly aquainted… I’ll move right along.

So I finally carved out a little mummy space in the corner of the playroom; lucky for me it’s quite a large room so plenty of space for me, my sewing projects and approximately 20 thousand pieces of lego!

I’ve had this little rejected Ikea ottoman laying around for-like-ever!

I got him in the bargain area at Ikea, he was naked except for a piece of foam on his top, but we won’t go there… he’s a tad embarassed about that fact 😉

I decided I’d try my hand at sewing him a new slip cover.  Inspired by the Queen’s Jubilee I went for a Union Jack 😉

I had some calico fabric and a roll of burlap/hessian fabric so I got to work cutting strips. 

I cut strips of burlap and some natural coloured linen (which I trimmed from my too long Ikea curtains… mmmm that’s a project for another day!). 


I then placed them over the seat foam until I was happy with the layout. 




Having never sewn with burlap before, or used this machine for that matter, this took a little practice but after a test strip we were off and racing!

Here he is in his new Bespoke threads….


Jan is my new BFF… I love her!  I had fun with this little project… and I think this little guy is a much happier chappy not to mention warmer now 😉 

What have you been working on lately?  Anyone upcycled an Ikea reject? Love to hear about it!

Keep sparkling! 🙂
Jo xx

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