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.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.