Campaign Style Rast Hack

I never get sick of seeing all these different ways to hack the IKEA Rast dresser! Molly from Molly Madfis Designs emailed me her latest project and I think it turned out really great.


Molly said she searched and searched for a campaign piece to put in her dining room, but coldn't find the right one in the right size. She was inspired by all the Rast hacks floating around the internet and thought she could make her own campaign dresser.


Molly patched up the old knobs holes, painted the dresser and drilled on these flat corner plaques. Then she measured and drilled new holes in the center of each drawer for these brass campaign style pulls from Ansaldi and Sons.


I actually prefer the proportions of Molly's hardware to traditional campaign pieces. The smaller corner plaques look perfect here. And wouldn't a pair of these would look so great as night stands?

Thanks for sharing, Molly!

39 comments:

Anna Williams said...

This is exactly what I have been thinking of doing for my bedside tables - I got beaten to it! These look amazing, and that inky blue is gorgeous with the brass hardware.

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

This turned out so perfect! I have an ikea dresser back at home that I'm planning on painting and this DIY just gave me the inspiration to turn it into a Campaign style dresser ;)

sewsincere said...

What a great looking piece! I tried to go to Molly Madfis Designs but did not directed to a website. Can you advise? Thank you!

Andrea said...

Great idea! I like the small hardware better too. Love the color.

(Eileen) a creative day said...

Love this, can't believe it started out as a rast!

xoxo
eileen
www.acreativeadayblog.com

Jules said...

That is incredible! What a super job - and the color is fantastic!

Allyson said...

Thanks for this post! I've been trying to find campaign hardware for ages.

Lindsey said...

So creative! Do you mind posting Molly's website? The link in the post isn't working and I'd love to check out her blog. Thanks!

Bethany said...

Oh wow - thanks for sharing Molly's hack Jenny! I love a good campaign piece :)

Check out our latest Ikea Hack here:
http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/01/office-project-numero-uno-also-happens.html

-Bethany

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Great paint color! I do love me some campaign furniture.

Rachel said...

Great job! I love the paint color used here. Can Molly share what paint she used? Thanks!

Alison said...

Oh this is terrific! Love the blue against the brass. Thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

I love this! Because of your blog, I now have an obsession with campaign furniture and I love this idea of creating a much cheaper alternative!

Boo Hazard said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm thinking about using these as bedside tables and never thought to do campaign style. - Boo

Jacquelyn {The 20 Something Society} said...

This is so great!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Do you know if she used the antique brass finish or polished brass on her Rast?

Tara said...

for serious, I have 2 Rast in my garage and I'm waiting for my campaign hardware to come in for our master bedroom nightstands!! Crazy!

the obsessive imagist said...

Love it! I agree that these proportions are perhaps better than the traditional pieces. And customized to your space, needs, and budget. Brilliant. I may have to try my own in grey.

mermaidgirl said...

Molly did an amazing job turning trash into a treasure. You should see her design work for television at www.mollymadfis.com
bravo Molly

NPL said...

Looks great!! Does anyone think thise would work on the Ikea Malm??? I am tempted to try it out, but I'd love some opinions first!! Thanks =)

Glam at Home said...

Great idea! It's amazing what can be done with Ikea pieces.

i believe i can fly said...

beautifully :) great idea, Love the color. ! :)

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

I LOVE this! I have bookmarked so many Rast hacks but this one has to be my favorite. It turned out great!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Anna
www.anewfoundtreasure.com

JTay said...

Love this! And thanks for the hardware source.

Michelle Montgomery@Chic Little Things said...

Looks amazing!

Jenna at Homeslice said...

It would be perfect for a nightstand! I love the campaign dresser look, great job Molly!

betina luna said...

It's perfect for me room. Covers the right amount of space and is big enough.

Chic Coles said...

Nice job. Color is great and the hardware turned out so well.

Laurie said...

Have to pin this one. Great hack!

Jaclyn said...

just was at ikea and though of some other hacks people have done to this bad boy. love this version.

Erin said...

I was so unbelievably inspired by this post. I would love to try to do something similar. Do you happen to know anything about the painting process? Pre-painting sanding, primer, type of paint (matte, flat, eggshell....), finish layer? As always you have the most inspired posts.

Christine said...

I would love to see a picture of what the drawer face looks like behind the handle, to get an idea of what is involved.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I will never tire of campaign pretty- this is a fabulous hack!

Blair said...

Hi! I copied the Asian-inspired Rast Hack (http://designmanifest.blogspot.com/2011/05/another-rast-hack.html) last summer and could not be happier with it. Are there any other Rast Hackers out there? If so WHAT have you done about the bolts on the side of the bureaus? Paint didn't cover them (in my attempt) and they kind of drive me crazy! Thanks!!

Melissa said...

I knew I wanted to paint a pair of Ikea dressers and I am totally stealing this idea! Did Molly use the antique or polished brass pulls? Thanks!

Punctuation Mark said...

that is such a great idea... ikea furniture is so easy to customize!

Lindsey said...

Kind of totally in love with hacking IKEA furniture. Just read a few of your other posts about it. It's fantastic!! YAY!

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bc said...

it look really great.

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