Ikea Cart Kitchen Island

My favorite project of all time was the  Ikea Cart Remake
I created at 5 am one morning...

IKEA cart makeover ideas

Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn liked it too and featured it on their website.

Well today I'm taking another naked Ikea cart  and making it fabulous.

I began by creating a custom color using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

I mixed Louis Blue with English Yellow and got this gorgeous green...

custom vintage green colored chalk paint

The new color was perfect for this cart!

Ikea kitchen cart makeover

A coat of clear wax was applied over the green for protection.

The top is stained with Minwax cloths (affiliate link) that I won from a giveaway over at My Repurposed Life. 

If you don't know Gail... you should! She makes fabulous hand-made furniture.

stain cloths for staining wood furniture

These wood finishing clothes work great and make the job 
of staining much easier.

IKEA kitchen cart island makeover

I added hooks and handles for towel bars to the side of the cart and it is ready to work as a handy moveable 
kitchen island.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Beautiful makeover! We have to do something with our kitchen cart. The top is a disaster. Oh and c'mon over, I'm having a giveaway!


  2. This turned out great...love the first one and this one is great too...great color...how fun and now so useful!!...

  3. Great redo Susan, love the color!! Happy you love the cloths! thanks for the shout out. :)

    Happy Friday to ya!!



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