Recently I saw a couple of these Ikea carts in a small apartment and mentioned this hack to their owner. Then I thought to re-run this post, originally published May 20, 2014. This rolling work surface is still in use and still the most versatile I have. And what with my still tiny studio, I greatly appreciate how I can tuck it out of the way. Some ideas are good for awhile only. This one’s a longterm keeper. Here’s the original post:
Meet a sweet small Ikea rolling cart. This gray one was bought – a little dented and scratched, but fully assembled and discounted by 40% – in the AS IS section which is by the checkout at most Ikea stores. It was my second cart and even if I didn’t exactly know how, I knew it would be an asset. It has found a home rolling around among my three kilns holding my stilts and small props and shelves. Sweet indeed!
But I really want to tell you about my first Ikea cart, the powdered turquoise one that we appended. (more…)