Zoom Zoom Zoom – A Craft Cart with Wheels

Craft room organizing ideas

Earlier this week as I have been sitting in front of the television watching the Olympics, I made some decorative items.  I had stuff, craft supplies, and trash all over the place and thought – there has to be a better way to bring all my crafting supplies next to the sofa in a neat and orderly way.  I needed a craft cart on wheels of some sort.

So with that in mind, I went to Target to see what they had.
I wanted something pretty, not just a plastic drawer cart.  I wasn’t finding anything, until I came across these wall cube organizers for closets for $20.00.  Inspiration struck and I happily went to the check-out with a smile on my face and a plan to create a craft cart on wheels to easily roll around my house so my supplies are easily accessible to me in whatever room I happen to be working in.


Craft room Storage Ideas

On my way home I stopped at Goodwill to see if they had anything I could use for my cart project.  I  found this basket and silver tray.

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The cube organizer went together very easily.  I just followed the enclosed directions.  I found wheels at Lowe’s for a few dollars a piece and pre-drilled holes to attach them to the bottom of the cube.

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I used 16 screws and a power screwdriver to attach the wheels to the bottom of the assembled cube.

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Since the cube was designed to mount on a wall, the back had unfinished edges.  I just dabbed some white craft paint on to cover the bare particle board.

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Wheeeeeee, but I am not done yet.
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Remember the Goodwill basket above?  I spray painted it white and distressed  the edges just a bit.  Using a power drill, I drilled two holes into the basket and the top of the cube.  I put a screw through each hole and used a wing nut with each screw under the the top of the cube to attach the basket.
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I made my monogram on my computer and printed it out on card-stock.  I laminated it with a self-laminating sheet so it would stay clean.  I also wove a piece of ribbon around and through the basket, tucking the ends under each other in the back of the basket.

Craft Room Storage Ideas - DIY Craft Cart

I used Mod Podge and black and white illustrations that I cut from an outdated travel book to Paris to cover a piece of cardboard that I cut to fit the bottom of the basket.

Storage Ideas - Craft Cart from Thrift Store finds

I put a cup hook on the back to hold a clipboard with clippings, ideas, and project directions.  It can also be used as a place to hang a trash bag.

Craft Room Storage Ideas Craft Cart made from Cubicals Storage units

My completed craft cart.

Zoom… Zoom –  Now I have a neat and organized way to house the materials I need to complete the mindless parts of decorating and craft projects while I watch television.  I even plan to use it as a place to gather paints, brushes, and other supplies when I paint a room.

Notice the right front wheel has a break on it.  This will help once you get your cart situated, you press it and the cart won’t move until you release it.

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Crafts Cart with Wheels




Comments

  1. says

    Hi Everyone- Thanks for all the great comments. I have thought about making something like this craft cart for a few years, but never got around to it. Now that I have this blog, I figured it would make a great post. I am so excited about using it. If anyone makes a cart, please tell me and I will post their creations. I love to see everyone’s unique take on an idea, finding and seeing other’s personal style is facinating to me.

    Diane

  2. says

    What a great transformation! I’m glad to see especially that you used several unexpected elements together – it looks great!

  3. says

    I absolutely adore this. Crazy how it all worked out so perfectly. I mean the basket you found on a whim wasn’t too big OR too small. It’s like it was meant to be. You did a fantastic job!! It makes me want one. I know what you mean too, an entire seat on our sofa is full of crafting supplies right now! I need a ‘zoom zoom’ for them! =)

  4. Anonymous says

    It is so much easier and enjoyable to work on projects in an organized area! This is great idea and could easliy be adapted to whatever your crafting/project needs are. I’d love for you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Thanks, Rory

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