Saturday, July 5, 2014

Industrial Cart Makeover

When my daughter moved back home last summer, along with 
her came a lot of her furniture.
 She bought this pale mint green industrial cart at a flea market several years ago and she used it to hold her TV and cable boxes in her apartment living room.   At my house, for lack of room, it went out on the screened in porch where it collected odds and ends.
Well, she was away this weekend, so after I finished painting the house shutters black, I decided to slap a few coats of black paint on her cart.  I love how it turned out.
(In case you're wondering, I did ask her permission to paint it while she was gone.)
It sits right beside the screen door going out onto the deck.  It will get wet when the rain and snow are blowing, but that will just bring back it's rusty charm that I covered up with the black paint.
Over it hangs an ornate child's headboard I found at a flea market that I painted bright pea green several years ago and added knobs to it for hanging.
Ornate headboards of any width with fancy knobs or hooks along the bottom make great wall art, especially in an area where you need to hang things.
I couldn't resist putting a tray on it and pretending company was coming for desert.
The cart will now give me extra space for food when having dinner on the porch, or since it has wheels on it, I can roll it out onto the deck and use it as a serving cart.
It has an extra shelf and compartments underneath that I'm sure 
I'll find uses for with time.
When my daughter called from out of town, I told her I painted the cart and had fallen in love with it.  I offered to trade it for the wing back chair I reupholstered this winter, which she was wanting me to give her.
I think we are both happy with the trade, but then she hasn't seen the  cart yet, so hopefully she won't change her mind.
Hopefully you're having a wonderful holiday weekend.  We're finally having some absolutely perfect summer weather, which does not include rain.
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, how neat is that?

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my goodness!

I am loving the cart, the green wood with the knobs and the tin tray.

What time should I come over for tea?

Judy Hartman said...

The cart looks wonderful, and perfect under the painted headboard (and what a great idea to add knobs and hang it on the wall!). You have the soul of a decorator, Cindy, and I greatly admire your style!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You did a remarkable job with that cart, Cindy. Now you KNOW you don't have to pretend to have a friend coming for dessert. I'd drop about anything to pop on down for a sweet treat and sweeter visit!

I think you two made a n ice swap, and I am happy for you both!

This weather is SHEER HEAVEN - such a rare thing for us, huh?

Been busy painting and cleaning and gardening - it's going by entirely too fast!

Remember my Indianapoli tea society friends you met when we visited your wonderful open house sale? They're coming back on the 19th. : - ) I can't wait to see them, it's been since October!!!!

JoAnne Weisser said...

That's a great cart, Cindy, and so cute with all of your green accessories. Love that headboard too!

My Garden Diaries said...

That cart is stunning lady! That whole vignette knocked me over! What a great way to have extra space to put out food. LOVE that child's headboard over the cart for hanging that completely brilliant or what! And the color of both pieces is spot on! Wishing you a great weekend and yes...great weather with no rain!!!!! Nicole xoxo

Lory Bernstein said...

Looks fabulous, especially how you dressed it up. Fits perfectly in the surroundings... :-)


Lucille said...

You did a super job on the cart and I love how you organized all those accessories on the wall!

Chatfield Court said...

Great redo of the cart and I love the pops of green!

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