Confession: we haven’t had bedside tables for the last 4 months. Crazy, right? I kept waiting for the perfect pair to jump out at me, but after months of fruitless searching and really missing having a place to put things next to bed, we finally rectified the situation with an Ikea Rast makeover. Check it out!
If you haven’t heard of the Ikea Rast, it’s a 3-drawer chest that retails for $35 and is made from unpainted pine, meaning you can paint or stain it however you want. There are some really creative makeovers out there you can google, but I wanted something simple and bright to balance out the darker wood of the canopy bed.
Scott was kind enough to put together the Rasts for me, then I took over and gave each a coat of stain. After they were dry I used chalk paint mixed with a bit of water to whitewash each. Lastly, we added fun drawer pulls from Home Goods. It was an afternoon of work that was well worth it! 🙂 Here’s my side:
Aren’t those pulls pretty? Of course if it’s white and gold I am sold. 😛 Here’s Scott’s side!
The room looks much brighter to me with the addition of these bedside tables. Plus, I have somewhere to put my things now, yay!
The canopy curtains are new too and also from Ikea. It’s so fun to sleep with them drawn, or read a book with my table lamp dimmed by netting. It feels like a vacation somehow. 🙂
The lamps are from Target and are my favorite things ever right now! I get to read late into the night with no guilt. 😛
Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? It’s the best ever. It never dies! I forget to water it (sometimes for weeks at a time!) and it just keeps growing. For awhile I thought maybe it was a really realistic feeling faux plant, but then it started growing even more leaves! So cool.
Next on my list for our room is getting some art hung. And maybe new curtains for the windows? I still can’t decide! I go back and forth on if I like that vintage print or not. What do you all think?
Tania Griffis is an accomplished writer, blogger, and interior designer with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She started her popular blog, Run to Radiance, in 2011, demonstrating her design expertise through the personal remodeling of six houses to millions of readers across the globe.
Tania also owns The Creative Wheelhouse, a respected ghostwriting agency for bloggers, further showcasing her talent for creating engaging and informative content.