I have been wanting to create my very own bar cart DIY project for months, so I’m very excited to reveal our version of the Ikea Bygel makeover!
If Hubby weren’t around to stop me, I probably would have spray painted everything in our house gold. Seriously, I’m obsessed with it! It all started when I was looking into theme ideas for our wedding last summer, and I fell in love with everything gold. It’s so easy to just spray on a coat or two of gold spray paint and turn everyday basic objects into pretty impressive DIY projects, and here’s one of my favorites that I’ve done so far. And don’t worry, there’ll be lots more gold-themed projects to come in the next few months!
Finding the right tone of gold can be a challenge and there are a lot out there. I got lucky in that the first one I picked up was exactly the color I was after: a soft gold, not too shiny but not quite matte finish either.
All you need to recreate this are a few things:
Assemble the cart, per the instructions except for the wheels and the shelves. Take your project outdoors to avoid fumes and spray on a coat or two of your favorite gold spray paint. Give it a good 24 hours at least to dry, otherwise you might scratch the metal when you’re installing the shelves.
This one is as simple as it gets, and all you really need to do is grab the Ikea Bygel cart and choose some paint and get started! This one is super easy, and you have no excuse to leave your Bygel in the standard issue grey metal it comes in. This would look great in a brass or copper tone, or even something a bit more flashy like a bright pink – the possibilities are endless!
What a great idea! I’m also totally obsessed with spray paint at the moment (copper!), and this seems like a fun project to tackle next. Thanks for sharing!
xx Hannah // TheCheapishly.com
I looove copper spray paint too! All things metallic, really. If you have any projects that you’d like to share, I’d love to see links/photos! xx