Friday, January 27, 2012

Rolling Along

Remember this sketch
rolling cart storage scrap reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/01/rolling-along.html
inspired by this?
rolling cart storage scrap reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/01/rolling-along.html
I made my own version of it, quite different from the original, but inspired nonetheless.
rolling cart storage scrap reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/01/rolling-along.html
I used plywood (sand well to avoid splinters) and 2x4's, some paint colors I love, stain.
rolling cart storage scrap reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/01/rolling-along.html
I had to think a bit about the construction of this, mechanically minded I am not.  I am so sorry I do not stop and grab my camera when I am in the process--I just get in the zone.  I will try to explain it: I screwed down through the top of each square plywood into the 2x4's, making sure to countersink the screws.  I then stacked them and drilled through the 2x4 at an angle on the inside--if you look closely you can see the screws.  There is a probably a better way to do this, but this is what worked for me.
rolling cart storage scrap reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/01/rolling-along.html
I added some wheels, some feet would work too, but I liked the industrial look the wheels gave it.
rolling cart storage scrap reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/01/rolling-along.html
Find more ideas at Miss Mustard Seed's , My Repurposed Life
Finding Fabulous at Funky Junk Interiors and at French Country Cottage and at

50 comments:

  1. I adore this! It's even better than the original! I am exactly the same way, once I start the building process I often forget to stop and pick up the camera! Love it! You have inspired me!

    Holly

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  2. It's terrific Becky!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  3. Great job! So adorable and functional, love that. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. As usual, I LOVE it! So cute and a real space saver too!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  5. oh my word - i absolutely LOVE it - will you make me one? tee hee! xo

    www.northerncottage.net

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  6. THis is such a great idea! I think I might use it in my daughter's room! love it

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  7. Ah! You so adapted this project to your own style and it looks awesome.

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  8. Oh My...that is so beautiful and much more practical than the picture. I love it. Good Job!

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  9. I love it! I hope you don't mind if I Pin it.

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  10. I really really love this!

    I love the strangely soft look... and I think I'm going to have to make this! Maybe I can find some industrial casters... hmmm.... Pinned :)

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  11. This is so charming! I love it! Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog sometime too~ going on right now!

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  12. ohh, how sweet! becky--you did a great job! I never put anything on paper. lol

    thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can!

    gail

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  13. I love this - and love that you showed the creative process involved!

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  14. I really like it! Those are my favorite colors also...I'm picturing a taller or wider version for a craft room.

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  15. This is gorgeous and I love the colours you chose :)

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  16. Such a gift, to see something and duplicate it in your own style to work with your own decor.

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  17. So cool! LOVE your creativity!

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 118. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150602558256141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  18. I would love to try something like this, I could get all of the demensions and have H.D. cut it all. would love to choose the colors and just have it turn out like this. love it!!! this is something my dad would have built for me, if he was still alive. simple yet brilliant!!! thanks for sharing.
    Angela from NJ

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  19. Your projects are always so cool, Becky! I like it better than the original.

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  20. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E

    I am going to definitely try this! I can't get over how much I love it!!1

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  21. This is great, I love how you used a different paint color on each shelf!

    Tania

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  22. I love this,, I have been trying all weekend to think of a new idea for a end table for the recliner.. I would love to do something like this. Love the colors you chose.

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  23. Pinned this - serious goal to make for a side table! Thanks for the great inspiration! Come share at my new link party! http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/01/dwell-on-fridays-two.html

    Have a great week!

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  24. Oh I love this .... I am so making that this weekend. What are the dimensions of the shelves? Thanks so much for your inspiration.

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  25. Now that turned out great. I love it. I bet it works out great.

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  26. This is so great! I love the idea of it, and I adore the colors you chose!! The wheels are such a great touch!

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  27. Becky, I absolutely love it! The design and colors are fabulous! So glad i saw your project featured over at My Repurposed Life! Pinning!

    Jenn

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  28. I am sooooo going to make this, (or maybe show it to my husband and he will feel the need to make it for me. Yes, I like that idea better).
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. This is sooo cool & could be so useful as well. Such a great project & excellent execution!

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  30. I love this! I saw it on WWC and had to check it out! Love the colors.
    pam

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  31. This was so great I made it myself out of wood scraps in my garage! You can took a look at it here

    http://glad2smile.blogspot.com/2012/02/side-table.html

    Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Christine

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  32. Found this on pinterest & just have to say I think it's an incredible idea!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Did you stain the wood first, then paint white or color over the top of the stain and wipe off?

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  34. This would be an awesome storage unit for scrapbook paper and craft books!

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  35. I think I'm seeing 2 of these in my future. One as side table that will be great for storage. One a little bigger to hold my scrapbook Iris totes that won't fit in my cube shelves.

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  36. I am currently in the process of making this storage end table. I have some questions though. How did you attach the shelves and plywood together? I can't understand how to attach the middle shelves.

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  37. Wow...you have so inspired me! This is awesome. Beautiful, functional, artistic furniture that is cheap! I am an art teacher and planning on making a few of these for storing my students' art! Thanks for the motivation!

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  38. Oh wow Becky!!! It's beyond fantastic!

    Dee

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  39. How did you get the distressed look on the wood?

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  40. What size are the plywood pieces?

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  41. I love this so much and will definitely be recruiting my husband to help!

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  42. I LOVE this! We are moving into a teeeeeeny, tiny house next week and I need to come up with some very seriously efficient storage solutions quickly and inexpensively! Thank you for sharing this!

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  43. eu amooo essas coisas de palhet ,e reciclaveis ameii todos ,me inspirei .

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  44. J'aime beaucoup la création, l'idée et la sensibilité que dégage cet object utile et sympa !
    Congratulations !

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  45. Hi Becky, I've been trying to come up with a plan for something to contain and organize my daughter's artwork. Someone shared your rolling cart on FB this morning, and I had that "aha!" moment. I didn't want an ugly plastic generic looking system, and something like this would be perfect. Only she might need about 10 of them : ) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. How did you create the distressed look? Did you sand after you painted?

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!