Ikea Forhoja Kitchen Cart Makeover

ikea forhoja

Ikea furniture is amazing for starting with a blank canvas and making it your own.  From my experience the pieces are sturdy, good quality, and a very fair price. Entering into the ring is the Ikea Förhöja kitchen cart.

To update the Ikea Forhoja I used my go-to stain and latex paint, Minwax Dark Walnut  and Rust-Oleum Flat Black latex paint. By the way, the whole cart except for the top table part has a finish on it.  I used the latex paint instead of the stain on the bottom for ease so I didn’t have to strip it all down first in order to stain the bare wood. Latex paint covered over it just fine.

minwax dark walnut stain

We had already used this cart for a year or two in a different apartment before I updated it.  During that use it picked up some minor wear which the stain really brings out nicely. Adding a slightly aged look customizes it even more and removes that “cookie cutter” standard style.

ikea forhoja kitchen cart

ikea forhoja kitchen cart


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