Bars Ikea Hacker Bar Cart 2

Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Tye Rainer


Ikea Bar Cart Hack

Ikea Hacker Bar Cart 2

This Ikea Hack transformed an Ikea kitchen cart and glass rack into an elegant bar cart. Bar Carts are beautiful but can be extremely expensive and often do not have built in storage for wine glasses. So when my whiskey cocktail obsessed partners insisted on getting a bar cart for our new apartment I turned to IKEA. I stained the existing birch ikea bar cart to make it look more rustic, added five wine glass racks for storage, and outfitted it with some ikea cocktail supplies. The project was simple and has been an incredible addition to our apartment!

Ikea Hacker Bar Cart

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9 Responses to Ikea Bar Cart Hack

  1. Anjali says:

    What wine glass rack did you use ? We are having a hard time finding one that spans across. Thanks

  2. Anjali says:

    Which wine rack did you buy? We bought one but it was too short and are having trouble finding one that spans across

  3. daniela says:

    What stain did you use at home depot!? I love this.

    • Brian says:

      i did this and it only took me a few days. The wood used by IKEA is already treated so you can put the stain directly over it. I used walnut stain that I got from Home Depot. Just make sure you paint it on an re brush it as it dries so it doesn’t leave streaks. Also it’d be smart to stain it first before you put it together.

  4. Stephen says:

    Hey Man this is awesome! What is the exact stain that you used, this is exactly what I want to do for my bar cart…can you tell me your exact process please? What Stain you used? etc…

  5. Nicole Scott says:

    Did you sand the entire cart before staining it?

  6. Kate says:

    Bummer the wine glass rack used is no longer sold by Ikea :\

  7. Nicole says:

    Love this! What stain did you use?

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