One Cart, Three Ways

By Kate Riley July 5, 2016

Greetings friends! I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July weekend, it’s one of my favorite holidays! Today I’m headed back from Vegas to California, I’ve got to finish up some last minute packing for my trip to Paris!

I signed up as an IKEA Brand Ambassadör this year, and was issued a challenge to look for a quality product that I love and feature it here on the blog. For anyone familiar with IKEA that’s a big challenge to pick one product but it was a challenge I welcomed!

The only difficulty was narrowing it down to a product that I needed and one that would prove useful around the house. I finally settled on the MOLGER cart. It’s simple, small, and solid wood, what’s not to love? So I set off to style it around my house and show you just how versatile it can be. The challenge was “one cart, three ways” and here they are!


In the bathroom, the MOLGER cart holds towels and toiletries for use next to the bath, so convenient for a bath lover like me.

 ikea cart bathroom


In the study where I keep all the kid related games and toys, it makes a great place to stash homework supplies during the school year.

 ikea cart kids room

And finally, in the laundry room, the MOLGER cart corrals detergents and stain treatments, lint rollers and linen sprays.

 ikea cart laundry room

Now the only choice that remains is where will it end up? Likely in the kids’ study room, I could use the extra storage in there for pencils, papers, etc. But think of the possibilities in your home! It can hold office supplies, cleaning supplies, beauty supplies, the list goes on. That’s what I love about so many IKEA products, they’re quality but also affordable.

This little MOLGER cart runs $49 and will work hard anywhere. It’s always fun to play with IKEA products and make them work for your lifestyle! Today IKEA is giving away one MOLGER cart to three lucky winners, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Thanks so much IKEA for inviting me to be a Brand Ambassadör this year!

*This post brought to you in partnership with IKEA. All opinions are my own.

DIY Wood + White Console

By Kate Riley June 30, 2016

Two weeks ago I decided to upgrade the media console in the house in Las Vegas, I wanted something exactly four feet wide, wood and white, with a clean modern look. After looking around at IKEA I decided to piece together some of their products to create it and include some DIY leather pulls too.

The idea came from all those credenza projects that have been featured around the blogosphere for a few years, the idea of wrapping white IKEA cabinets in wood isn’t new but instead of floating it as a “fauxdenza” like we’ve seen before I decided to make it freestanding with four legs I also purchased at IKEA.

 wood white midcentury console ikea hack