Get the kitchen cart you've always wanted using shutters and a crate

Kitchen carts aren't just functional (although they completely are), because they're also a cute way to decorate your space. Half the fun of having a kitchen cart is adding all your favorite kitchen decor and making the area come alive. It makes it even better when you can actually use the cart.
This project is one to add to the top of your list. Not only will you fall in love with this new addition to your kitchen, but your friends are going to swear that you bought it. No one will guess that this piece of art was made by your own hands.
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Materials
- Small/medium wooden crate
- Needle-nose pliers
- Sander
- Wood finish
- Latex or rubber gloves
- Paintbrush
- Rag
- Wooden slab cut to fit the top of the crate
- Four wheels
- Electric drill
- Wood screws
- Pencil
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Instructions
1. Remove the first two bars from the wooden crate.
2. Use the needle nose pliers to remove any nails, screws or chunks of wood still sticking off the ends of the crate.
3. Sand the entire crate, concentrating on where you removed the two pieces of wood.
4. Put on the gloves. Paint the crate with wood finish and allow to dry, wiping down the wood with a rag so the finish gets applied evenly.
5. Apply wood finish to the wooden slab, allow it to dry, and wipe it down with a rag so the finish doesn't streak.
6. Turn the crate onto its side and place one of the shutters on top of the crate. The end of the shutter should overhang the crate by 2 to 3 inches. Hold a wheel against it to make sure it has enough space.
7. Drill a pilot hole and then a screw into the first shutter, attaching it to the side of the crate. Put two screws at the bottom and two at the top of the crate where the shutter attaches.
8. Flip over the shutter and attached crate, and repeat step seven on the other side with the other shutter.
9. Flip the entire cart upside down. Place the wooden slab on the ground and fit it between the two shutters.
10. Attach each corner of the shutters into the wooden slab by first drilling a pilot hole for each followed by putting in a screw.
11. With the stand still upside down, mark the holes for each wheel in all four corners.
12. Drill a pilot hole at each mark in the corner, and drill in four screws for each wheel.
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