Trash to Treasure – A Vintage Cart Last week I shared this little vintage cart that I had found at the thrift store. It was filthy dirty but worked well with the sides gliding up and down easily and the wheels working well. I started working on it and wow – it took me in a totally different direction than I had originally anticipated!
I thoroughly cleaned the cart and in the process caught my finger in between the metal rods which really, really hurt (I thought it was broken but after an hour of throbbing, it subsided – oh what I endure for a good before and after!). I tried cleaning the brass but since it is plated, it started flaking off in places. So my whole “brass/black paint” idea was scrapped. I looked around my workroom and found a can of white spray paint. Taking the cart outside, I coated the entire thing in two coats of the spray paint and let it dry. It adhered really well to the metal which is what I was hoping for. This meant that it was now taking on a more Ikea/Scandinavian look 🙂
I used General Finishes chalk style paint in the color Preservation and painted over the table’s panels. This took two coats to cover totally. I decided to take a stencil a add some style and used the remaining spray paint on it. I was a haphazard in the stenciling and just had fun with it. I placed it randomly and sprayed away.
Here is the result!
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Beautiful cart! I love how sometimes a piece takes you to a complete different place from what you originally planned. What a fun piece. Linda Voudy
Thank you, Linda! Yes, I also love it when that happens!
Love, Love. Love it ! How very creative and fun !
Thank you, Kitty!
This looks beautiful Suzanne – love everything about it – well done 🙂
Thanks so much Denise!
What a fun unique piece!
Hi Suzanne, I love how the cart turned out! Funny how we sometimes have and idea that mid way totally changes directions.
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
Oh wow, how cool is that! Really love the colors and stencil execution on this bar cart. It looks great in your dining room too – are you keeping it?
WOW..talk about a makeover! I love that blue – great for winter (icey) or spring (brigh blue sky)! That’s an awesome lil cart there!
Thanks, Stephanee! I also really love this color and may use it on the large chest of drawers I just picked up 🙂 Cheers!
Wow what a facelift! New face, new look, new life. Very nice Suzanne!
Thanks so much Linda! I am using it to put our Christmas presents on as Harper likes to chew them up lol!