Campaign chests are both attractive and practical, with the signature metal hardware serving as both a shiny decorative addition and protection to the furniture. If the style appeals to you, and you're the crafty sort who welcomes a project, take inspiration from Louisa of the design blog For Chic Sake who turned a simple IKEA Rast into a colorful campaign chest.

The Rast costs $35 and Louisa only spent another $50 or so to complete the project. You can find the full instructions and more photos at For Chic Sake.

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(Image: For Chic Sake)