|Who doesn't have one of these carts???|
Another Ikea Bekvam hack job! I've wanted some subway art in my kitchen for a while, but never found exactly what I wanted. A few weeks back I decided it would be cool to paint up my kitchen cart and print words on the apron sides. I started my project with great gusto... Unfortunately, both ideas that I came up with failed miserably and I put the whole thing on the back-burner.
It's funny how inspiration comes sometimes. I had just bought some new paper napkins for the dining room and when I was putting away the old napkins (subway art napkins, to boot!) I realized they would be the perfect thing to add to my cart!!
I primed and repainted the cart creamy white to cover up the mess I had made with my previous attempts at subway art. I pulled apart two napkins so that I only had the top layer with the pattern on it to work with. I cut the napkins to size and applied modpodge to the sides of the cart. I applied the napkins over the top of the modpodge and smoothed the surface with my fingers - being very careful not to tear the napkin. I had centered the napkins on the cart sides, but they were just a little too narrow for the space.
|My adoring dog who is always at my side gets a feature role here!|
I added extra hooks for hanging useful things.
I really like this look and now I have a little bit of subway art in my collection. (Although now that I look back, I don't mind the other two looks as much anymore!) Have napkin - create art!!
|And then this project was named one of the|
top 10 Subway projects! Hooray!