Ever since the RÅSKOG kitchen cart first appeared in the Ikea catalog, I’d been racking my brain for some excuse to own it. We don’t have need or room for it in the kitchen, it wouldn’t work at our house for a bar cart, our bedroom and bathroom are tiny, and the office was already cluttered. Until I cleaned the office.
I’m serious. All it took was cleaning the office. Now there’s room for the lovely hospital blue-green cart, well, sort of. It doesn’t have an official home in the office, but it can float around on its ever-so-handy wheels. This is where Ikea excels: the design is smart and attractive, the build is sturdy, and if we all didn’t know it hailed from the big blue box, it could’ve come from a medical supply store.
Oh, and the price: $49.99. As someone who regularly covets vintage powder-coated or enameled metal tables, I know this is a steal.
It took me approximately 20 minutes to assemble the RÅSKOG, from box cutting to final product.
Right now, I’m storing painting supplies in the top, embroidery floss in the middle, and quilt batting temporarily resides in the bottom. I think I’ll be thrilled to pull the cart over next to me when working on my latest painting projects. Note: we found the ArtBin in the basement, full of watercolor paints that are mostly still good. Michael says his mom took a watercolor class years ago, so I’m reaping the benefits. Yessss.