Before & After: A Plain Pine IKEA Table Turns into a Bold Bar Cart!

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The simple IKEA NORNÄS table Kata started with for this project isn't available everywhere. But her handful of DIY additions to this plain pine table turned it into a cute and functional bar cart. The kind of inspiring DIY additions you could borrow to turn any vintage or affordable table into your own bar cart!

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From Kata:

This tiny little coffee table looks poor in its original shape. (IKEA NORNAS). I wanted to make a more stylish, modern piece from it, so I painted it white and I added some extras: castors and handles, lath to imitate an extra tray on the top of the table. To make it more useful, I also added an extra shelf.
So good! Though Kata's blog is in Hungarian, you can easily get the idea of the hacks she made to this simple wood piece: She painted it white, added an extra shelf, added some gold spray-painted casters and perhaps the best touch, she added an extra lip of wood to the top so it feels more tray-like, capping it off with some gold handles! Find a table to start with and borrow her addition ideas for your own bar cart!

Thank you Kata!

(Image credits: IKEA; Kata Szentgyorgyi)

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