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 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.
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.
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.
I used 16 screws and a power screwdriver to attach the wheels to the bottom of the assembled cube.
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.
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.
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.
I used Mod Podge and black and white illustrations that I cut from an outdated travel book to Paris to cover a piece of cardboard that I cut to fit the bottom of the basket.
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.
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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