How to Trick-Out a Rolling Kitchen Cart

Learn how to turn a store-bought kitchen island into a custom cart to increase your kitchen storage.

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

This DIY project turns a plain, drab kitchen cart into a stylish rolling island. And it will not only keep your gourmet gadgets organized but it can be nestled into the corner and out of your way when you are done with it. Let the culinary adventures begin!

Materials Needed

  • basic kitchen rolling cart
  • fine grit sandpaper
  • semi-gloss paint
  • vintage rolling pin
  • two curtain hanging brackets
  • short screws
  • crystal drawer pulls
  • drill

Need additional dedicated space in your kitchen? Take your cooking to the next level with a customized kitchen cart. This is an easy DIY project that will bring a ton of charm and convenience to your kitchen.

Sand and Paint

You can find a reasonably priced plain rolling kitchen cart online or in a big box store. Sand down the front, back and legs in preparation for painting it. Don’t sand the butcherblock top or the wheels. Choose a bright, cheery paint color that complements your kitchen color scheme. Since this isn’t a permanent fixture in your kitchen like your cabinets, you can have a little fun with the color. For best results, take apart your cart and paint it in pieces.

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Step 1, Sand and Paint You can find a reasonably priced plain rolling kitchen cart online or in a big box store. Sand down the front, back, and legs in preparation for painting it. Don’t sand the butcher block top or the wheels. Choose a bright, cheery paint color that complements your kitchen color scheme. Since this isn’t a permanent fixture in your kitchen like your cabinets – you can have a little fun with the color! For best results, take apart your cart and paint it in pieces.

Decorative Drawers

Add some stylish drawer pulls to up the glam. We used smoky quartz pulls to tie in the driftwood-gray color through the rest of the kitchen.

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Step 2: Add some stylish drawer pulls to up the glam. I chose smoky quartz pulls to tie in the driftwood gray color through the rest of the kitchen.

Going Vintage

Flea markets and yard sales are great places to find antique cooking utensils. A vintage rolling pin creates a sweet place for a pretty dish towel and makes this cart a one-of-a-kind. To install, screw curtain-rod brackets into the rolling pin handles, and screw the curtain-rod brackets into the bottom of the butcherblock top.

TIP: Make sure the screws are shorter than the surfaces you are screwing into so they don’t poke out the finished side.

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Step 3: Flea markets and yard sales are great places to find antique cooking utensils. Attaching a vintage rolling pin to create a sweet place for a pretty dish towel made this cart a one-of-a-kind. To install – screw curtain rod brackets into the rolling pin handles, and screw the curtain rod into the bottom of the butcher block top.

There’s a Tray for That

Use trays to organize all the utensils and tools for your cooking or baking needs. Trays can go on both the top and bottom shelves, making room for gadgets, cookbooks or cutting boards.

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Step 4: Use trays to organize all the utensils and tools for your cooking or baking needs. Trays can go on both the top and bottom shelves, making room for gadgets, cookbooks or cutting boards.

Now You’re Cooking

This DIY project turns a plain, drab kitchen cart into a stylish rolling island. And it will not only keep your gourmet gadgets organized but it can be nestled into the corner and out of your way when you are done with it. Let the culinary adventures begin.

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Tricking Out a Rolling Cart

Need additional dedicated space in your kitchen? Take your cooking to the next level with a tricked out rolling kitchen cart. This is an easy DIY project that will bring a ton of charm and convenience to your kitchen.

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