DIY Lovely Wine Cart From An IKEA Dresser

You would like to have a wine bar but don’t have the space or money to make it happen.  This DIY makeshift wine bar from a small IKEA dresser may do the trick.  Hit the local thrift stores because you may find a used dresser for cheap.  If you don’t have the tools to cut out the half circles just insert a small metal wine rack.  Thanks to Average But Inspired for the idea.

I am SO excited to be participating in a crazy fun challenge with several other bloggers, where Hickory Hardware sent each of us an IKEA Rast dresser and told us to transform it using their hardware, Pittsburgh Paints Trim Door and Furniture Paint, and supplies from Menards.  A big thanks to both Hickory Hardware and Pittsburgh Paints for providing the materials I used on this project!

You can check out the other IKEA Rast hacks and vote for your favorite on the Hickory Hardware Facebook page.  But before you do that, let me show you how I transformed my IKEA Rast into a fabulously fun bar cart!

So, when assembled, the IKEA Rast dresser is extraordinarily basic and very small in scale.  Honestly, it’s more like a nightstand than a dresser.

From the get-go I knew I wanted to make mine a bar cart.  So with the help of my three-year-old son and his plastic tools (yes, seriously), I assembled the majority of the dresser, but left off the back particle board, the bottom two drawers, and the bottom lip (that goes under the bottom drawer).  I assembled everything else according to IKEA’s directions.

With the basic shape of my bar cart in mind, I set aside some supplies I had on hand and also went shopping at my new Menards (which is amazing, by the way), to take my IKEA Rast from Plain Jane to amazing.  Here’s what I used to transform my Rast.


Images from Average But Inspired.

For the full instructions visit Average But Inspired.

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