Ikea hack bar cart DIY - sugar and cloth

DIY Ikea hack bar cart

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

Things are starting to come along here and there with the new studio, especially since my Dad has been here for the last week! Between him teaching me how to install dimmer switches, how to fix an ice maker, and what kills a cesspool of mosquitos, we also managed to make a DIY Ikea hack bar cart. Not bad right?

I’m super excited to share the studio reveal coming up soon, but until then, this should give you a good idea of the aesthetic: modern, light with a few pops of color and mid-century twists. Here’s how–

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Ikea Kallax book shelf

Two 14.5 inch skinny brass pulls

Four 2 inch bright brass hooded ball caster and coordinating screws

Four #8-32 2″ brass screws

Four #8 brass finishing washers

Drill and coordinating drill bit

Gold foiling pen (optional)

 

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

First, build the Ikea Kallax shelf according to the instructions as usual, but leave off the adhesive felt pads for the bottom. Instead, install the four brass casters on each of the four corners of the shelf.

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

After installing the casters, you can use the gold foiling pen to color in the silver screws that come with the shelf to avoid mixed metals.

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

Flip the shelf back right side up, and measure and mark where you’d like the handles placed. We marked ours to be about a 1/4 of an inch in from each end by laying the pull on it’s side and marking where to drill holes.

Next, drill a hole all the way through the top edge and then insert the brass washer and screw through into the handle from underneath.

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.comDIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

Now use your finest vintage goodies to decorate the shelf. Okay, they don’t have to be vintage, but I’m trying to make myself feel better about my most recent obsessions. The Blendo glasses are from Jaybird Finds and this tilted ice bucket is my best Etsy scores yet!

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.comDIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

photos by Jared Smith

This post is in partnership with Ikea Houston who has graciously sponsored the most of the furniture in the new Sugar & Cloth studio!

ikea

Ikea hack bar cart DIY - sugar and cloth

DIY Ikea hack bar cart

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

Things are starting to come along here and there with the new studio, especially since my Dad has been here for the last week! Between him teaching me how to install dimmer switches, how to fix an ice maker, and what kills a cesspool of mosquitos, we also managed to make a DIY Ikea hack bar cart. Not bad right?

I’m super excited to share the studio reveal coming up soon, but until then, this should give you a good idea of the aesthetic: modern, light with a few pops of color and mid-century twists. Here’s how–

MY LATEST VIDEOS

Ikea Kallax book shelf

Two 14.5 inch skinny brass pulls

Four 2 inch bright brass hooded ball caster and coordinating screws

Four #8-32 2″ brass screws

Four #8 brass finishing washers

Drill and coordinating drill bit

Gold foiling pen (optional)

 

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

First, build the Ikea Kallax shelf according to the instructions as usual, but leave off the adhesive felt pads for the bottom. Instead, install the four brass casters on each of the four corners of the shelf.

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

After installing the casters, you can use the gold foiling pen to color in the silver screws that come with the shelf to avoid mixed metals.

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

Flip the shelf back right side up, and measure and mark where you’d like the handles placed. We marked ours to be about a 1/4 of an inch in from each end by laying the pull on it’s side and marking where to drill holes.

Next, drill a hole all the way through the top edge and then insert the brass washer and screw through into the handle from underneath.

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.comDIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

Now use your finest vintage goodies to decorate the shelf. Okay, they don’t have to be vintage, but I’m trying to make myself feel better about my most recent obsessions. The Blendo glasses are from Jaybird Finds and this tilted ice bucket is my best Etsy scores yet!

DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.comDIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com

photos by Jared Smith

This post is in partnership with Ikea Houston who has graciously sponsored the most of the furniture in the new Sugar & Cloth studio!

ikea

Comments

  • Alexia

    07.11.18

    This is so nice! where did you get the rollers and handles?? please let me know, thank you !! great job

    • Hi Alexia! All of the supplies are linked in the materials box above!

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