Monday, July 27, 2009

Before & After: Bar Cart makeover

So here is my $10 Flea Market cart. I think it is actually a heated serving cart. It has an outlet and extension cord which I will be removing. It started out kind of a pale yellow ( and rusty).

So I had bubs take it all apart for me b.c. all the screws were real rusty and I couldn't get them out by myself.
Then I took some sand paper to the legs. I had no idea how easy that was gonna be. I didn't even have to paint them b.c that sandpaper removed all rust spots and now they shine like new!
It was hard to photograph but this is a before and after shot of the silver legs.
Here it is with a fresh coat of paint. It's that 50's/60's diner blue that I love. I could not for the life of me make a decision on paint color or if I should mod podge the shelves ( and I may still do that!)...
I also used some liquid nails glue to apply this acrylic wine glass slider rack. I have had some boxes of these in our basement forever so I have no idea where it came from.


Anyway it's not completely done but I need to think on it some more, so for now... It is just prettier!

7 comments:

Jessica Chapman Otwell said...

lg, i like just the blue...
also be sure and wear a mask when you sand, esp rusty stuff!

Linzy said...

i love it. what a great idea. and i agree, keep it just blue.

grizaham said...

Yeah it looks great. You are becoming quite talented at this rehab thing.. Keep it up :-)

Cool Springs Todd said...

That turned out really cool! I like the blue color. Im inspired to go refinish something.

Katie said...

I love it. Might have to do a little of this myself while Taylor's on the road!!

Courtney said...

great job, laurabears!

Sara said...

Well, Laura, you are really making me feel old! I also had one of these that I kept my avocado green electric skillet on. Mine was in mint condition back in the day!
Sara

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