I've been looking for a side table or chest that's compact yet offers storage for a little corner in my home office. Nothing else seems to fit the bill except for the Ikea Rast dresser, so it's a no-brainer that I need to hack it yet again. It didn't take long before I figured out what I wanted it to look like this time -- it's for a home office so "library chest" it is!
After painting it in white, I picked up some antique bronze label pulls from Etsy, and inserted six cheesy labels in nostalgic typewriter font representing six known tastes: Kokumi, Umami, Bitter, Sweet, Salty and Sour. I am hilarious, right?
The dresser went from this:
I am still debating whether I should add decorative brass corners for a more industrial look, but this clean look will stay for a while until I make up my mind.