I was asked to participate in this month’s Rast Hack Challenge, sponsored by Hickory Hardware and PPG Voice of Color and I was provided with this three drawer Rast dresser (from Ikea.) I could do ANYTHING to it I wanted.. my very own Rast Hack.
There are TONS of Rast Hacks out there, heck, this pinterest board alone has over 400 versions, and many of them achieve the goal of making a inexpensive piece of furniture look expensive, but not a SINGLE ONE has anything to do with Wonder Woman!
I also have Part 2 in this series, where I created a matching Wonder Woman Jewelry Organizer using Hickory Hardware cabinet knobs, and you will want to check that post out too:
For my dresser hack, the first thing I did was remove the original hardware and filled the holes with wood filler.
I made sure I liked the color and scale by creating a mock up in Photoshop. (This was based on a coffee cup design I really liked.)
Next I designed some stencils on my computer and imported them into my Silhouette Cameo software. I then headed over to my nearest Pittsburgh Paint distributor and ordered a quart of the following colors:
Red: Burnt Red
Black: Black Magic
Yellow: Acorn Squash
Blue: Electric Blue
I didn’t need to prime since Manor Hall interior is paint and primer in one! The first thing I painted was the solid background colors.
Here is what the three drawers looked like before stenciling:I didn’t paint the black outlines. Instead I cut permanent vinyl decals. Because the decals are so large, you want to use rolls of permanent vinyl and not sheets. The stencils themselves are cut from contact paper/shelf liner, since it is less sticky than vinyl and won’t damage the fresh paint. This type just happens to be wood grained. The coverage was really great, even with the yellow over the red. It only took two coats. I didn't use transfer tape to apply the decals, although you could. I just peeled it up and laid it down by hand to make sure to cover the seam between the paint colors.
I knew I didn’t want to do anything else to the dresser except paint it. I could have added legs or cut it up or something else, but I decided to let the graphic design speak for itself, and left the rest of the dresser as is. I just assembled it and pushed the drawers in.
I was so excited with how it came out. It would be the perfect thing in a little girl’s (or boy’s) super hero themed bedroom. Even up close it looks really great.
I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to do with it, probably use it in the garage, since I’m not sure I could give it up to my kids! And mom loves Wonder Woman too!
I’d like to thank Hickory Hardware and PPG Voice of Color for giving me this opportunity. If you would like to see more Rast Hacks from other bloggers, you can follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter Under: @hickoryhardware @voiceofcolor