Anika spotted a daybed on the side of the road, and not being possessing superhuman strength, was forced to leave the heavy daybed but took the drawers as a consolation prize. They lay fallow in her garage for awhile but then she repurposed them into a cute, kicky little bar cart.
From Anika: I found these old drawers on the curb almost a year ago. They were actually a part of a daybed which was too huge and heavy to carry home so I brought home four of the drawers instead. They sat in my garage for over a year and finally inspiration struck! Two of those drawers now have a very glamorous life!
This was a pretty easy makeover once I figured out exactly what I needed to do. I used mostly scrap lumber to build the frame. I ended up having to buy trim for the drawers to hide the hole left by the drawers sliders but in retrospect, it adds the perfect touch. Also, I had to buy four casters to complete the bar cart.
I love how it turned out! I decided to use navy and silver to paint the bar cart and it feels perfectly glamorous!
Anika's words of wisdom: Be sure to test out the strength of the drawer bottoms. Also, use a strong glue and the right size of screws to make sure the structure is sturdy.
Thank you so much, Anika! You can see more on Anika's blog Anika's DIY Life
This is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to DIY bar cart content y'all! If you're thinking of tackling a project like this one, check one of these out!
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