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Rolling Craft Cart Ikea Rast Hack

While I am working on my master bedroom makeover this month I am also smack in the middle of organizing and decluttering. One of the biggest things that weighs me down is too much stuff!  I have a craft room full of items I have not used in years!! YEARS!! Like most people I tend to use the same things over and over.

While the purging continues I needed something for my daughter to use for her crafting.  She doesn’t craft in the same place all the time so I had an idea to make some thing moveable for her.  This little Ikea night stand was the perfect size.  So I set out to make a rolling craft cart from an Ikea Rast dresser.  Thanks to Belwith Products for sending me the dresser and letting me choose from some awesome Hickory Hardware to use on my makeover.

Rolling Craft Cart Ikea Rast Hack

*This post is sponsored by Belwith Products. I was provided the furniture and hardware of my choice.

Rolling Craft Cart Ikea Rast Hack:

You all know how much I love to paint things but lately I have been loving so much natural wood.  I decided to add some black paint in a geometric pattern to the front because I love the contrast. Then I sealed the entire piece with DecoArt Soft Varnish.

Plus if I ever need a coffee cart for a party I can use this one no problem.  Just fill the drawers with supplies, move the coffee pot to the top and hang mugs from the hooks.

If you haven’t ever noticed, I like multi-functional things!

Here is what I started with, the Ikea Rast Dresser before any painting.

rast-drawer-chest

By adding some satin nickel metal hooks, drawer pulls, and caster wheels I created a rolling craft cart. I do think I may have gotten wheels too small and may upgrade those to bigger ones but for now it works.

Now the scissors and washi tape are hanging so that can easily be seen and grabbed.

Rolling Craft Card with metal hooks for hanging supplies

Rolling Craft Cart Scissor storage with metal hooks

This duck tape storage is so much better.  Organizing it in the drawer instead of tossing it in a basket like we had before makes it much easier to see all of the color options.

Ikea Rast Hack Rolling Craft Cart

Rolling Craft Cart with card supplies

This is such a versatile piece of furniture that you can get creative with and make it match any decor. Plus you can organize lots of different things in it.

You should know that furniture like this from Ikea comes flat in a box and you have to assemble it.  I don’t have pictures of mine getting put together because my awesome husband did that one day while I worked on something else.

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21 Comments

  1. Great idea! I have way too many craft items without a home!
    Have a great day,
    Debbie

  2. Love this project…the paint treatment is great and the hooks…..Genius!!!!!

    1. So sweet, thank you!! I have to say, I’m so pleased with how the hook part turned out.

      Have a great day ~Sonya

  3. Love fun storage. The hooks are fantastic too. You did a great job on this Qt!!

  4. This turned out so cute Sonya! I love that it has wheels and can be moved from room to room. Great job!

    1. Thanks Shanna, it turned out really cute. I hope you are feeling better. ~Sonya

  5. I had a dresser filled with the kids arts & crafts projects. I wish it had been on wheels as we have moved it several times. But, I’d love to make a pretty one like this for my craft area. Love how your project turned out!

    1. Thanks so much! I’m thinking of a few more things that could use wheels 🙂

  6. Out of the 7 rolling cart designs, I love the one that has those vintage travel-suitcases designed as drawers! :

  7. Sonya, What a fun makeover. I’m going to steal that paint idea from you. Love the hooks and all the storage space!

  8. Sarah Liebman says:

    I would like to do a small dresser like this as a wheeled nightstand so we can access drawers in a storage bed. I am nervous about the notes on the rast and other such pieces that they have to be mounted to the wall for safety. We have a 20 month old, but she is never unsupervised in our bedroom. Is the rast stable as a cart? Do you think a kid would be able to pull it down on herself or would the wheels mean it would just roll?

    1. The reviews are correct, it is not very sturdy especially with little ones. I wouldn’t take a chance.

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