Screwdriver Floor protectors (optional) Hot glue gun or E6000 for more permanent hold
A small DIY coffee stand for Keurig coffee maker
First, I took off the wheels, handles and two top long bars (so our robot vacuum can get under) as well as ditching the plastic top.
You could leave the top two long bars on, but it would just make sweeping or vacuuming under the cart slightly annoying and less accessible. I tried my best to show which parts to remove with a terrible illustration (below)!
Next I turned the whole thing upside down. There will already be plastic ends for the floor but you can add optional felt floor protector stickers like I did if you have hard flooring.
Remember to put the shelves back in before hot glueing a cutting board on top. You’ll never get that top shelf in afterwards. I learnt that the hard way and luckily wasn’t using E6000. So, I opted for hot glue in case I wanted to revert it back to cart form or needed to disassemble for easier cleaning in the future.
I found it helpful to line up the cutting board on top first and use a pencil to trace where the cart legs hit. That way once the hot glue was placed on the 4 cart legs that used to have wheels, I could easily lower and line it up to where it needed to be to look centered before the glue cooled.
Accessorising our coffee maker stand
There’s just enough room on that top shelf for extra k-cups now.
I got a clear plastic bin from a Winner’s store nearby and really liked the pull front. I also got my cutting board there because our IKEA is a long drive away.
Essentially you want a cutting board that’s at least 17”x11” and possibly a bin or box that is no wider than 7.5 inches to store your k-pods.
You may want to consider the VARIERA box to complement the IKEA cutting board. They have a box that is roughly 9”x 6” and the middle handle would make access easy.
My son likes to make hot chocolate with k-pods so I have a lot, but you could also use the shelves for your coffee cups or other styling ideas.