DIY with Me: IKEA Raskog Cart & Canvas Paintings

Ahh! I’m so excited to finally be getting this post up! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to a blog post to see a DIY project and now I have my own to share! I’ll be sharing how I spray painted a put together my very own Raskog cart and how I painted 2 canvases (inspired by RavenElyseTV)! Keep on reading for all the deets and a step-by-step video to help!

I have prepared my very first Youtube video to show you exactly what I did! Take a look below and when you’re done, finish reading this post for the products I used and important tips to remember if you want to try these DIY projects too!

The coveted IKEA Raskog cart has been on my DIY list for a while. When I realized that I would be moving apartments, I knew I had to find a place for this piece somewhere somehow. I decided it would be perfect for a little extra storage in my bathroom!

My room and most of its accessories are white and gold so I incorporated that into my cart. The base is Metallic gold while the baskets are white. It’s definitely so pretty to look at but took A LOT of work.



Products used for Raskog Cart:

IKEA Raskog Cart 
2 Metallic Gold Spray Paints
Easy Squeeze Handle
3 White Glossy Spray Paints
Clear Top Coat

Important Notes:

  • This project was so difficult because I choose to paint the chart two different colors. In doing so (and being rushed for time), when it was time to put the cart together it was difficult to keep from scratching the paint. This might have been easier if I would have waited days before trying to put it together.
  • Try to do 2-3 coats of paint for this project. You may not think you need it but it helps the paint adhere better to the cart. You may be able to get around this by priming the cart first (with primer spray paint or sanding it).
  • A clear top coat was definitely necessary for me! The top coat just adds an extra layer of protection from scratches. BEWARE: do not spray the top coat to close to the surface or it will run!
  • The easy squeeze handle will save you from so much pain… trust me.
  • MOST IMPORTANT TIP: let the paint FULLY dry before transporting or putting the cart together. If not, you’ll have to do a lot of touch up painting.




The canvases created in the video were inspired by the canvases made by Raven Elyse, not too long ago! Her canvases were beautiful so I HAD to recreate them using my color scheme. I didn’t do as well but I’m happy with the outcome!

They are super easy to do and require little to no skill!

Products used for Canvases: 

2 16×20 Canvases
Craftsmart ACRYLIC Paint
Gold Foil Sheets

Important Notes:

  • This can be done on any size canvas!
  • Be sure to use ACRYLIC paint on these types of canvases. Tempra paint does not stick to the canvases as acrylic paint does.
  • You may consider using glue adhesive instead of paint to use as a sticky base for the gold foil.
  • The gold foil sheets can be very messy and sensitive. Use them indoors away from the wind! (I wish I would have done this!)
  • I used a paper towel instead of a paint brush to move my colors around. It was less harsh and moved the colors across the canvas smoother.
  • BEWARE of mixing the colors and creating colors you don’t want!
  • If you mess up, just keep playing around and adding in more colors. It will work out!
  • I added the drip effect on the canvases to create texture.

I am so in love with how these canvases look above my bed!


That’s it! I am so happy with how my projects turned out and with this post! This was my first time making a Youtube video so I’m also excited to see how you all like it!

Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions in the comments below.

Until Next Time –




  1. September 3, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    The canvases turned out super cute! I might have to try that.

    • September 3, 2017 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you & you totally should! It’s super easy AND looks great! (:

  2. September 3, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    Okay YouTube video! Yasss!!!

    • September 3, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      Ahhhh!! Thank you, sis! #TryingNewThings 🙌🏾

  3. Jane S. Susaeta
    September 4, 2017 / 10:08 am

    wow ! I love the canvasses too! nice job

    Jane @
    I blog about my journey to financial freedom and meaningful living

    • September 4, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you so much!

      I’ll have to check out your blog too. (:

  4. September 5, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Wow! You really transformed that cart! I clicked to see the original version from IKEA and it’s such a boring beige color. Ick! I love the way yours turned out and may give this a try for my bathroom. Thanks for the idea 🙂

    • September 5, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      I know! It’s crazy what a little spray paint can do!

      Thanks for reading (:

  5. September 5, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Looks like a fun!

    • September 6, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you! It really was!

  6. September 6, 2017 / 5:37 am

    I love this! I like that you included a video!

    • September 6, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Thanks! I thought it would be helpful.

      Thanks for reading (:

  7. 21flavorsofsplendor
    September 6, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Super cute!! I need some artwork for my office and canvases like those would be perfect.

    • September 6, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      They would! Definitely try them.

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