I’ve been looking to buy a kitchen cart to fill a small space in my kitchen. I wasn’t able to find exactly what I wanted, for the price I could afford….so I decided to turn a free standing cabinet into one.
I picked up this beauty probably about 5 years ago off the side of the road. I’ve painted it since and now use it as extra storage in the kitchen. I wasn’t really feeling the red anymore, but I really like how roomy it is.
As I looked more at pictures like this one…
…it seemed the free standing cabinet could be turned into a kitchen cart. So I set off to see how much this would cost me. I wanted to stay under $50. I haven’t found one that cheap, not one with a granite top. I called up a few granite shops around Greensboro, and it seemed that a granite top was feasible.
I landed a remnant that could be cut to size and polished for $40. SWEET!! I gave the guys at Rocky Top Inc. my measurements, and set off to find my other hardware.
I found a four-pack of wheels at Home Depot for under $4. I just drilled a hole in the pegs of the cabinet and liquid nailed the wheels in.
I already owned some brown paint from a leftover paint job, so that was free!!
Wheels on and a new color. Almost done.
The granite top made the biggest difference. I wasn’t too sure about the brown, but after the granite was on top, it was perfect.
I found this towel rack at Habitat for Humanity Restore for just a dolla!!! It was the perfect length.
Grand total= $44.95
I’ll take it!