Transform an IKEA Rast Drawer Into a Stunning High-End Dupe

@ourblissfulnest shared an impressive IKEA hack that transforms an IKEA Rast Chest Drawer into a lookalike of the popular Harmon Metal Nightstand from Pottery Barn. Not only does this IKEA hack look fantastic, but it’s also easy to execute.

Materials Needed

  • IKEA Rast Chest Drawer
  • Trim (1 1/4 in. x 3/8 in. x 7ft)
  • Wood Glue
  • Liquid Nails

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare the Rast Chest Drawer

Start by preparing the IKEA Rast Chest Drawer. Keep in mind that the quality might not be as high as the original Pottery Barn piece, but the finished result is still impressive.

Step 2: Measure and Cut the Trim

Measure and cut the trim to fit the drawer front. The trim size recommended is 1 1/4 in. x 3/8 in. x 7ft. You’ll need to cut it down to fit the drawer front.

Step 3: Glue the Trim

Initially, wood glue was used to stick the trim to the drawers, but it didn’t hold well on the bottom triangles. Therefore, it’s recommended to use Liquid Nails instead for a more durable finish.

Step 4: Assemble and Style

Once the trim is securely attached, assemble the drawer. Now it’s time to style your new Pottery Barn dupe! Add some stylish decor items, a lamp, or a stack of books to make it your own.


You don’t have to spend a fortune to have beautiful, stylish furniture. With a little creativity and some DIY skills, you can transform affordable IKEA pieces into stunning high-end dupes. Thanks to @ourblissfulnest for sharing this amazing IKEA hack!

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