Ikea Kitchen Cart Makeover

Ikea Kitchen Cart Hack takes a damaged and worn kitchen cart and turns it into a pretty and practical sideboard!
When we originally bought this kitchen cart Ikea it was raw wood, and we just oiled the top. After about a year or so, I decided to paint it white and move it into our screen porch.
Unfortunately it suffered some water damage this past winter, but again I decided to give it a whole new look. It really does provide some excellent storage, so I wasn't ready to part with it yet.
I started by painting the top with chalkboard paint, and sealing it with 4 coats of paste wax to create a durable top. It kind of reminds of soapstone!
I then painted the entire base with chalk paint, lightly distressed it with sand paper in some areas, and finally sealed the finish with a coat of paste wax.
I know have a pretty and practical new sideboard. It is the perfect place to hold food and drinks when we are entertaining outdoors!
You can see the whole project on the blog!

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2 questions
  • Jessica J Boucher
    on Dec 9, 2016

    What is the cart called?

    • Bebe
      on Aug 20, 2017

      Ikea FÖRHÖJA. It costs 109.00. I have one and it's very sturdy.
  • Natalie Smith-Spindlow
    on Jun 17, 2017

    I've got mis-matched wood furniture in my guest bedroom. I've decided paint them to make them look like they are a set. I've decided on a blueish color and I love the color you've used. Can you share the brand and color?

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