Minggu, 21 Juni 2015

DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Rolling Cart Reveal

We finally completed our Restoration Hardware inspired rolling cart/bookshelves and I have tons of pics to share. :)

restoration hardware copy cat wood and steel shelving

I could not be more happy with how they turned out! They are exactly how I envisioned them. Oh, and the RH ones retail for about $2500 and we made these for $105!!!!!!!! 

The metal straps are one of my favorite parts... 

The bars just add to the industrial look that I love.

And the wheels!!! Love those wheels!

This textured basket was one of the first things I bought to decorate these shelves with. I've been buying things for about six months now. Every time I would see something on sale, I would grab it up and store it. :) 

I made that boxwood wreath/frame specifically with these shelves in mind. 

That basket on the bottom shelf used to be brown with fake ivy in it. I've had it since the 90's. I removed the ivy a long time ago and painted it heirloom white. For now, I'm storing that green throw in it. 

I'm loving the garden stool in its new spot by the loveseat. 

Of course, bringing in the new bookshelves meant we had to play musical decor with a few things.

This wall above the tufted chair used to have a trio of sunburst mirrors and I switched them out for this plumbago print my son made for me. (the next thing on my list is to replace that lamp with a glass "bubble" lamp from Kirkland's, but I'm afraid the one I want may be too big for that table)

The plumbago print used to be above that demi-lune table below. I just moved it over to the right (above the chair) and moved the fleur de lis above the demi-lune. I'll share before and after pics at the bottom of the post so you'll know what I'm talking about. 

The pic below is kind of fuzzy, but it shows another angle of the room. I like the flow so much better now.

In case you were wondering, this is where the trio of sunburst mirrors ended up. I like them much better on this smaller wall in the dining room.

Okay, so here's a few before and afters of the living room...

The next two pictures show what that back corner to the right of the armoire looked like before...

complete house tour

And here's the "after" with the new bookshelves...

Here's a good "before" pic of the sunburst mirrors and the plumbago print... (I liked those sunburst mirrors, but they never seemed quite right in that spot)

And here's the "after"...

Here's the "before" of the dining room with the small floral print above the kidney table...

And again, here's the "after" with the sunburst mirrors. The floral print was moved to the top shelf of the new bookcases.

If you're interested, here's a link to the tutorial we used to make the rolling cart/bookcases...

I was so glad to finally get this piece built. I was never happy with that particular corner of the living room, decor wise. I knew it needed a more substantial piece of furniture, but it took me a long time to make up my mind as to what I wanted. I think this rolling cart definitely fits the bill and it only took two days to make. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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