A few weeks ago I purchased a Raskog rolling cart from Ikea to hold random knick-knacks that were accumulating in my bedroom. It sat in a corner holding clutches on one level, a storage box on the top, and a few other odds and ends on the bottom shelf. Totally doing its job. It needed something, though! In the spirit of my current color obsessions – I decided it needed a dash of rose gold.
I considered spraying the entire cart but decided on just doing the frame, and I am so happy with how it turned out. This quick DIY changed the whole look of the cart- giving it a makeover that is just the right amount of glam.
1. I previously built the cart, so I removed the baskets and left the frame intact to spray.
2. After removing the baskets, I sprayed the entire frame with copper spray. It dries quickly, so it only took about an hour to cover with two coats. I also sprayed the small pieces that attach, and the side of the screw that faces outward.
3. After letting the frame dry for about an hour, I sprayed with an acrylic coating. I can be a little rough with furniture, so I am hoping an extra layer of protection will keep it from getting scratched or scuffed. After letting the frame dry overnight, I reattached the baskets.
A couple coats of paint transformed this simple cart into a unique piece. I am putting this in my bedroom and could see this being used all over the house down the line. It would be great as a mini bar cart, or bathroom organization piece.
What’s next to spray paint?!