Friday, September 14, 2018

Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover

I bought this rolling cart from the thrift store about six months ago...
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
It was in rough shape, but for the price, I decided if I only used the locking,rolling wheels off of it, it was worth it.  It had a rusted, holey metal top on it that I removed when I brought it home. And then somehow, it became a wood storage shelf in the workshop.
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
I finally decided to clean it out and see if it was salvageable as a kitchen cart. After some sanding and scraping of the glue (wood putty, caulking??),
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
 I decided some paint and reclaimed wood and this little cart would be ready to roll into a new life.


Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
I painted it a greige color, using an oops paint from the hardware store. I added a wood shelf inside the cart,
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover

Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
and used three beautiful pieces of reclaimed hardwood for the top. These are three different types of wood, each one having its own beautiful quality.
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
After a good sanding, I stained the top using Minwax Early American stain.
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Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
I also used the Minwax stain over the paint to darken it, after sanding some of the paint off from the edges.
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
I used Minwax Polyacrylic in a satin finish over all of the cart. I added a bottle opener and hook. This piece has a lot of storage and would be a great kitchen island, rolling bar cart, or even a craft cart.
Thrift Store Rolling Cart Makeover
Paint and seeing pieces with new eyes bring fresh life to old, thrift store finds.

6 comments:

  1. How wonderful to find a rolling cart for multiple uses. Just the casters alone can be expensive. We always go to Harbor freight for them, best price here. NoHarbor freights there in M/t are there? What will you use the cart for? Islamnd is always so handy. We got our island and stove from an ex-cleaning client of our daughter.They were redoing their kitchen so gave us stove and island, we have since painted the island white./was that yellowy ok before, ugh. The stove is uvery much like stove I liked at Sears.
    Are you getting any Fall weather yet up there yet? Been in low 90's here for 88 days in A Row. ugh, want cool crisp days. Was long hot dry summer, enuf already.
    Would like jus tone nore trip to Highline state park lake close to our house.Nights have been cool so water will be getting cold to swim or float in.$7 a day now,was $5 last year.Our grand daughter went with us twice but she'll be leaving on Wed.f early for Santa cruz,CA for college. Sure going too miss her,she's a sweetie. Hard when they grow up too fast.
    You did wonderful job on your cart,love top boards, really pretty wood.Enjoy it.Have great week.

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    1. I get the casters at Harbor freight too. An island is so useful--a free one is even better, yay for you! Definitely getting fall here. We had frost the other day and the leaves are beginnning to change slowly. I am hoping for a long fall.

      I spent a lot of time in Santa Cruz as a kid, happy memories. I am sure it has changed a lot.

      Enjoy the autumn and have a great week!

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  2. What a great makeover, Becky! Beautiful and functional!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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