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DIY Kitchen or Bar Cart

I am currently on a Pinning spree and I am obsessed with farmhouse kitchens. The trend I love the most is the classic white kitchen with rustic wood accents. The look works because the white gives a clean, refined look that contrasts beautifully with the rough edginess of the wood. Because I work at the Millwork Outlet, a building materials store that specializes in reclaiming rustic wood products, I am always looking for ways to incorporate our unique pieces into my home. At the same time, my husband’s honey-do list is already overwhelmingly long so I am trying to prioritize my projects and find projects I do on my own, which is why this DIY Kitchen Cart piqued my interest. It is something I can do by myself with minimal help and is a quick weekend project. Below is a description of how I would go about making a kitchen cart with reclaim wood.  If you have made your own kitchen cart or island I would LOVE to see pictures!

The Inspiration: A White Kitchen Cart with Rustic Wood Table Top 

rustic kitchen cart rustic kitchen

The Plan of Action:

1. Find an old Kitchen Cart or a new one – I would look on Craigslist for an antique one first, but if I couldn’t find one I would check out Ikea. They sell generic carts for under $100.

ikea kicthen cart

2. Paint the Kitchen Cart with Milk Paint – I would use the Sturbridge White  Color.

milk paint

3. Remove the factory top and replace with rustic wood – If you are in the Seattle area and are looking for rustic wood make sure you check out the Millwork Outlet.

wood beams

A wife, mom, farmer, HR lady, blogger and dreamer who loves simple goodness like the small of fresh cut hay, bread baking in the oven and kisses.


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