Just Add Wheels. Rolling Furniture Part One. Adding wheels to furniture is easier than you think! I LOVE furniture that rolls. Partly, because it is easy to move around…..I often change my mind about where I want things to live and wheels make it easier for everyone to change places. I have so many things I put on wheels, that I couldn’t put them all in the post! I love wheels on furniture because it instantly adds a sense of “fun” to the piece. It isn’t rooted in place anymore, but can be wheeled around and restyled according to your mood! Here is a sampling of some of my favorite free-wheeling pieces. My all-time fave.
My Countryfried Dresser turned urban chic. I stripped and stained it, using a layering technique of stain. I splurged on the casters and bought Vintage Reproductions from Vintage Casters Online. I added Vintage knobs to give the entire piece a real eclectic look. This piece was so popular, it was even featured on Apartment Therapy!
Does this look like it belongs in a bathroom to you? Me neither! It was a brand new, topless, white laminate vanity. Given to me by friends who decided not to use it in one of their rental properties. I added cut Pine Boards to the top and did a multi-layer finish to look like reclaimed wood. I painted the entire piece in DIY Paint Layered Chocolate to give the illusion the cabinet was dark wood. Added a back to it that was painted with chalkboard paint, so a menu or kids’ doodle’s can be displayed here and little casters to it can go all over the kitchen. I love this ROLLING ISLAND.
Anthro Numbered Dresser was a freebie. Found on the sidewalk, literally. I layered and blended several different DIY Paint colors to give this piece a real rustic wood look. Added reclaimed boards to the top and did a similar finish, then added some casters to keep it moving along. Oh, and to keep with the anthro vibe, the drawers are all line with artists’ map paper. Then, of course, added my version of the numbers. See here to check out Antrho-inspired Dresser.
Check out this Rolling Table turned Island! This Rolling Island started life as a Side Table! Mid 90’s, blonde wood, chunky country legs. Time to bring it into the next century! I added small casters and painted the base in DIY Paint Layered Chocolate to give the illusion of a dark piece of furniture. I painted the base in DIY Paint Skeleton Key I sealed the entire piece in ultra hard-wearing DIY Paint Big Top Brush-On Finish. Now it is perfect for lots of wipe-downs and wear and tear.
Come back tomorrow for Trashy Tuesday! I will have even more ROLLING pieces to share with you. This time, my new work table that easily moves around my garage. You won’t want to miss it, or it might roll away! These pieces are rolling around at these joints this week:
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