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DIY Ikea hack bar cart | sugarandcloth.com
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DIY Ikea Bar Cart Hack

A budget friendly DIY transforming Ikea's staple book shelf into a bar cart
Total Time2 hrs
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Bar
Keyword: ashley rose, bar, bar cart, cocktails, diy ikea, home decor, ikea, ikea hack, sugar and cloth
Servings: 1 bar cart
Cost: $70


  • Drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil


  • Build the Ikea Kallax shelf according to the instructions. Leave off the adhesive felt pads for the bottom.
  • Install the 4 brass casters on each of the four corners of the shelf.
  • Optional: 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. 
  • Flip the shelf back right side up. 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 its side and marking where to drill the holes.
  • Drill a hole all the way through the top edge. Insert the brass washer and screw through into the handle from underneath.