3/16/12

Ikea Hack {Rolling Train Table}

This is what our Ikea bookshelves looked like before the transformation.  I have no idea what they are called but we got them a few years ago.

I began by flipping the bookshelf on its side and coating it with some primer.  I also added 3 sets of casters to the bottom.  I started with just 2 sets of casters but because it's so long I added an additional set in the middle.

I painted the top of the bookcase green and then added some blue lakes and some road decals that I got at Target.

Here you can see it in the playroom.  We mounted the other bookcase above train/car table for additional storage.  The blue fabric bins were bought at Target and fit perfectly.  You can see the Ikea hack for Hot Wheels track holder here.

4 comments:

LeeanneA said...

Oh that is awesome - well done and practical!

Marishannon said...

What a great idea!

April@ Natural Nester said...

That is so cool! GREAT use of a bookshelf and I love that it's more space-efficient than the commercial train tables. Fantastic job!

ATELIER STRØM said...

Fantastic idea! Looks great! :-)