I always need storage for my studio, but I don’t like boring out of the box wood organizers. This Boho Rolling Craft Storage Cart is definitely not boring and after a little “magic”, it now matches my studio décor. I used chalk paint; wrapping paper and chalk ink to transform it to match my Boho décor. Now I have a place for all my ink pads and stamping goodies.
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- Adeptus 6 Drawer Rolling Cart
- Chalk Paint
- Spray Matte Clear Coat
- Kaleidoscope Mandala Wrapping Paper
- ColorBox® Chalk Ink: Candied Yam, Azul
- ColorBox® Art Screen: Bloom
- ColorBox® Art Daubers
- Mod Podge
- Acrylic Craft Paint: White
- Small Plastic Mixing Cup
- Painter’s Tape
*Should you not be able to find the individual colors of Chalk Ink by Clearsnap, this set Ocean Breeze paintbox, contains colors that are very similar.
- Sponge Brush
- Paint Brush
- Measuring Tape
Instructions to make this Boho Rolling Craft Storage Cart:
1. Paint the entire cabinet, including the front of the drawer using white chalk paint. See my Diy Chalk Paint Recipe post to make your own chalk paint.
2. When paint is dry, distress the cabinet using sandpaper. If you do not want the cabinet to have a distressed look, skip this step. Spray the cabinet with clear coat according to manufacture instructions. Let dry.
4. Apply the Mod Podge to the front panel of a drawer. Start at one end of the drawer front and place the paper down. Smooth the front with your hands as you continue to move toward the opposite side. If you are wrapping the paper around the side, and then smooth the paper around the side, adding any additional Mod Podge needed to glue the paper. Complete with a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper. Repeat this step for all drawers. Let dry according to manufacture instructions.
5. When the drawers are finished, take fine grit sandpaper and sand the paper on the edges of the drawer smooth. On my drawer fronts I wanted a distressed look, so I sanded away some paper to allow the wood to show through. I also distressed the top of the paper lightly. Repeat step for all drawers.
6. Mix a small amount of white craft paint and water, to make a paint wash. Paint the front of the drawers with a light coat of the white wash paint. Experiment on a scrap piece of paper first, to make sure your paint is thin enough. Repeat step for all drawers. Allow paint to dry.
7. Center the Bloom stencil in the center of the cart top. Secure in place with painter’s tape. Before starting to stencil onto the top, I first applied the stencil to a plain piece of white paper to practice the color theme I wanted. You can see the test application in the picture. Apply the Azul Chalk Ink using an Art Dauber to the center of the bloom. Working from the center outward, next add the Candied Yam Chalk Ink. Continue to fill in the entire stencil following the pattern in the picture or your test stencil.
The cart is now finished and you have a stylish way to store your craft supplies. I use my cart to organize all of my ink pad and stamping supplies. The fact that the cart has rollers is a plus, as I can move it around my studio. My cart is full of stamping supplies, what would you use this boho rolling craft storage cart for?
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