I recently stumbled upon an Ikea Rast makeover on Pinterest and I could not believe that a £20 chest of drawers could look so great. I had to try it myself. It happened that we were in need of a small shoe drawer for the hall. It turned out Rast would be just perfect for that. Let me tell you the outcome of my Ikea Rast hack surpassed my greatest expectation. Check out my step by step Rast makeover below.
For months we struggled with a thought of throwing away our beloved banana leaf chairs. Our teak table and set of six chairs were one of the first things we ever bought as a couple. We didn’t really want to scrap the chairs… Sadly the decision day has finally come, but instead of taking the chairs to the tip we ripped the banana leaf covering off from the frames. We replaced old, damaged leaf cover with wood from salvaged pallets. The reason why we had to do this was pretty simple- we have cats. We own two of these vandals and when we decided to adopt them few years back, we didn’t realise they would use the chairs as scratching posts. Over the years the condition of our beloved chairs deteriorated to the point that one of them had a massive hole in the seat and it was time to do something about it. At least we managed to recycle the frames. Have a look at our wooden pallet chairs.
We have been so focused on decorating our house on the inside we completely neglected the outside space. There are many reasons why we wanted to change the outside look of our house. As you know we own a new build house in the estate full of houses similar to ours and we wanted our house to be a little bit different; particularly our dull black front door which looked exactly like every other door on the estate. So that was the first reason. The second reason was ‘Fall has come’, a year has passed since we moved in and it was time for a change. So here it goes our Front Door Remodel.