15 Best DIY IKEA Bar Cart Hacks

If you often host parties, if you like having a glass of wine or some other drink like that, a home bar is a must for you. Bar carts and home bars are making a huge comeback to home decor, and you can find costly designer pieces of any style, design and look. If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on such a piece, you can DIY your bar cart whenever you want using just some IKEA items and you’ll get a perfectly customized piece that is ideal for your home. Why Ikea? Because this furniture brand is famous for making universal and functional furniture that is easy to hack and repurpose. Let’s have a look at IKEA hacks – some of them are IKEA bar cart hacks and other are bars made of other pieces, for example, bookshelves, tray tables and just tables.

DIY IKEA Bar Cart Hacks

Bar carts are awesome, but often their price tag is not. Create this hybrid project with just a few tools. These cool panels on the side are made of a pvc material so you can easily drill through them, and then use a spray paint that bonds to plastic. Read the whole tutorial to find out how to make this gorgeous bar cart!

DIY IKEA bar cart hack (via theflairexchange.com)

DIY IKEA bar cart hack (via theflairexchange.com)

Bygel utility cart can be turned into a gorgeous coffee cart and home bar in one with just some spray paint and shelf lining. Choose the colors up to your space and liking and enjoy this simple and fast bar hack!

DIY Bygel bar cart hack (via fabulousfashions4sensiblestyle.blogspot.ru)

DIY Bygel bar cart hack (via fabulousfashions4sensiblestyle.blogspot.ru)

IKEA BYGEL Utility Cart is a perfect piece to hack in different ways. This tutorial will tell you how to change this usual cart into a glam home bar using some gold spray paint and marble contact paper. Such a great idea, which is suitable even for beginners!

DIY IKEA Bygel cart (via www.shelterness.com)

DIY IKEA Bygel cart (via www.shelterness.com)

Here’s one more simple Bygel cart hack – even easier than before! Assemble the cart, per the instructions except for the wheels and the shelves. This one is as simple as it gets, and all you really need to do is grab the Ikea Bygel cart and choose some paint and get started! This one is super easy, and you have no excuse to leave your Bygel in the standard issue grey metal it comes in. This would look great in a brass or copper tone, or even something a bit more flashy like a bright pink – the possibilities are endless!

DIY Bygel cart makeover (via www.seefoodplay.com)

DIY Bygel cart makeover (via www.seefoodplay.com)

DIY Home Bars From IKEA Items

If you have a small space but dream of a gorgeous home bar that would fit, this tutorial is for you! Ikea VITTSJO Laptop table is changed into a cool home bar with marble surfaces and metallic legs and framing – looks so glam and chic! Add fun accessories and decorations and enjoy!

DIY IKEA gold bar cart hack (via www.mylittlesecrets.ca)

DIY IKEA gold bar cart hack (via www.mylittlesecrets.ca)

If you’re not a huge DIYer, I swear you can still do this project. Base, tray, a new coat of paint, and you’ve got a tray table worthy of any bar area and was able to use an old piece of furniture that had been sitting in the guest room. I love the bold yellow color of the table, which adds a cheerful touch.

DIY tray table (via www.earnesthomeco.com)

DIY tray table (via www.earnesthomeco.com)

IKEA hacks are very popular today because IKEA makes basic things that are easy to decorate or repurpose. This IKEA Kallax bookshelf can become a bar cart easily and it will be a very functional piece! The item is placed on casters and there are handles added to use the top of the shelf as a tray for serving when needed.

DIY bar cart from IKEA Kallax bookshelf (via www.shelterness.com)

DIY bar cart from IKEA Kallax bookshelf (via www.shelterness.com)

This DIY gradient bar cart was made from an Ikea plant stand! All it took was a little spray paint and clear shellac sealant to transform the plain Ikea stand into the perfect summer bar cart. Such a colorful piece will catch an eye during all the parties and will add a fun feel to your space.

DIT gradient bar cart (via www.akailochiclife.com)

DIT gradient bar cart (via www.akailochiclife.com)

A tray table can become a nice bar one! This project is totally about spray painting – gold for the legs and pink for the tabletop (though you can choose other shades). Always follow the instructions on the back of the can and always use spray paints outside. Style it with decorations and accessories to make your bar fully customized.

DIY pink IKEA bar cart (via www.daintydressdiaries.com)

DIY pink IKEA bar cart (via www.daintydressdiaries.com)

This tutorial will tell you how to turn the MULIG Shelving unit into a cool bar. The whole project is about spray painting and attaching contact paper – nothing really hard, every beginner can do that. Press the paper to avoid any air bubbles while attaching contact paper.

DIY Mulig shelving unit into a bar cart (via twinspiration.co)

DIY Mulig shelving unit into a bar cart (via twinspiration.co)

Bar carts have been making a comeback in a major way, and this tutorial will tell you how to make one from an IKEA dresser. The piece is stained with a dark stain (choose any stain shade that you like), and as there are some drawers that give you enough space for storing everything you need – from glasses to bottles. Such a home bar is unusual as it’s not a bar cart but looks very cool!

DIY Tarva dresser into a bar cart (via myfabulesslife.com)

DIY Tarva dresser into a bar cart (via myfabulesslife.com)

IKEA Tarva dresser can become a nice and creative home bar! This tutorial will tell you how to give it a spray paint coat, change handles and put it on casters, so the piece will become comfortable for storing and moving it wherever you need – outdoors and back indoors or to other rooms.

DIY IKEA Tarva dresser hack into a bar cart (via cityfarmhouse.com)

DIY IKEA Tarva dresser hack into a bar cart (via cityfarmhouse.com)

Ikea’s kitchen cart is a perfect bar cart if you hack it a little bit. If its color doesn’t fit your space, you can just spray paint it and enjoy the look! To make the top tier a bit more elegant, add an intricate glass decanter. It brings the right amount of pomp and circumstance, but it’s also functional for serving special spirits.

DIY restyled liquor cart (via abeautifulmess.com)

DIY restyled liquor cart (via abeautifulmess.com)

Molger Cart in light birch is a base of this cart craft. With just two cans of spray paint and a few accents from the local hardware store, this little DIY cart looks great and got a ton of compliments. Make sure it has wheels, or you can add some so that this little cart can roll into any room or outside on the patio for every get together all season long!

DIY Molger cart into a bar cart (via passthesushi.com)

DIY Molger cart into a bar cart (via passthesushi.com)

Looking for an easy way to gain entertaining space in your home without adding square footage or breaking the bank? Try customizing an off-the-shelf kitchen cart with paint, stain, and accessories to create a one-of-a-kind bar cart that suits your style and caters to guests. Set it up in the dining room or living room to encourage self-service. When guests are long gone, use it as extra prep and storage space in the kitchen or simply wheel it away!

DIY bar cart from an IKEA kitchen one (via www.popsugar.com)

DIY bar cart from an IKEA kitchen one (via www.popsugar.com)

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