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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

The "garden" behind the garden to glass cocktails, Venise is the resident farmer of the Simple Goodness Farm, older sister and goat lover.


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