Ikea Rast Dresser Hack | Fabric Wrapped with Custom Ring Pulls and Acrylic Casters
Over the weekend we finally finished our fabric wrapped Ikea Rast dresser!
I basically followed Martha Stewart's instructions to cover a table top with linen, here's how we did it!
First I used heavy starch to make the fabric stiff; however, it didn't work very well with this fabric, mine got much stiffer when I used a linen in my fabric wrapped parson's table. So a linen might work best for getting the fabric really stiff, though this worked fine too once it was ironed on to the wood.
I placed the Rast dresser pieces on top of the fabric, a drapery panel from Target, and cut it out with enough to wrap around to the back. (Make sure to be mindful of the pattern direction, I had to redo one drawer front ...) I brushed water based polyurethane (satin finish) and then ironed. I also placed a piece of white paper on top to protect the iron from the poly (use your craft iron, you will probably still get some on your iron ... like me :)
I decided to line the inside of the drawers with extra white fabric and trim that I had, I think it gives a more polished finish!
To seal it, I applied a few layers of poly and then a layer of Briwax clear wax on the outside of the fabric to seal and protect it, like Martha Stewart's tutorial suggested.
How great are these clear casters? I really loved the brass with the clear, but silver works best with the fabric so I applied a little silver rub n buff.
and I borrowed the acrylic tray from the driftwood herringbone table.
Rast Dresser: $35 (Ikea) Fabric: $25 (Target) Ring Pulls: $6 (Parts from Ace Hardware) Casters: $9 (Ace Hardware)
Not the cheapest diy, but for unique fabric and custom hardware, I'll take it!
Have you tried a Rast dresser hack or fabric wrapped furniture project yet? I'm officially obsessed and can't wait to do more!!