It is great to see all the creative people out there taking pre-made furniture and adding their own sense of style to it. In this example, Alicia from Thrifty and Chic took an Ikea Rast table and transformed it into a vintage inspired apothecary nightstand.
The Ikea Rast Dressers are quite inexpensive and yet there are several design ideas to transform them. With some drawer pulls purchased from Hobby Lobby, Alicia was able to create the masculine look she was aiming for. It is a traditional look and the appeal lies in the fact she did not have to build the nightstand from the ground up. In fact, Alicia made some minor adjustments to the look of the table and achieved the desired result. Her instructions are very detailed as are her pictures.
This project will require some basic woodworking tools, but can certainly be tackled by a advanced beginner. A wonderful project capturing the spirit of yesteryear.