Hack of All Hacks

There are so many ways to get more mileage out of our IKEA purchases. There are entire websites dedicated to doing this – IKEA Hacker is a great one.

But this project, courtesy of Lindsay at Penny People Designs, is my all-time favorite.

The equation for the perfect cheap nightstands:

The IKEA Rast dresser. Cost =$39.99 ea.

+ Creamy white oil based paint (the suggested shade is Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace)

+ Minwax wood stain in a deep shade (like Dark Walnut)

+ Gorgeous brass ring pulls (these from Bellacor are my new favorites)

= this loveliness

image via Penny People Designs blog

Couldn’t you just die? Such an easy and impressive project!

Plus, I spy a Crate and Barrel Colette bed, which can only ever add to the beauty of a room. And in case you’re wondering, like I was, what the wall color is, it’s Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray. Nice choice.

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  2. Where is the logic of spending far more for a gallon of paint alone than this pine cabinet itself?

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