Although some folks love the look of blonde, unfinished wood and butcher block, that doesn't mean they fit with everyone's
decor. Check out how this kitchen cart went from basic blonde to rustic and distressed with more than a bit of charm. This kitchen cart is traditionally found, unfinished, at IKEA retailing for $59.99
. It's since been taken from it's original unfinished state to something a bit more roughed up and the results are fabulous. Although the stain on the top will prevent it from being as food safe as a simple sealing oil might, it's still a great piece for the kitchen, even if you end up using an actual cutting board on top of it.
Sometimes it's great to see what others do with pieces like this to help us think outside the IKEA box, because even if you're not a fan of the blue and yellow retailer, they still have some classic pieces that are perfect for small spaces and serve great purpose.
• Read more on this transformation over at Homeroad
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