Saturday, August 23, 2008

Funky Medical Cart

I played hooky today from the Farmer's Market. Yesterday was so busy and I didn't have packing up the truck after spirit night in me. Plus it was really cold this morning. I always feel guilty when I don't show up (I did call and let them know). Not sure why the guilt--it's a woman thing. I did have one customer call my home and ask if I was going to be there. When I told her no, she said she wasn't going. I thought that was funny. I did get some garage sales in and bought some cool smaller things. I got a lot of vintage/old prints that where already framed. I took them straight out to my antique spot, so I didn't get pictures for you. One of these days I will remember to bring a camera with me out there to show pictures of my booth.

I decided to step out of my normal style and paint this medical cart a little funky. I can picture it in a teen's room. Actually, when my 15 year old saw it, he thought he might need it for his room, but then changed his mind. The knobs could not be taken off or replaced, which I didn't want to anyway. They were my inspiration. I painted the formica top and sides with silver craft paint. I used the rubber stopper from my mudroom sink to make the circles.
One more question to answer: What types of things sell the best? I find end tables and nightstands, especially with drawers probably sell the fastest. I tell friends that garage sale that I will buy any entable that they find for me that is $7 or less. Anything to help people get organized also does well--message centers, coat hooks, etc. Children's items also sell well--little rockers and tables and chairs, but it is hard to find these in decent condition used. I used to buy some at Michaels with my coupon to paint up, but they are so poorly made, and still too expensive.

Have a blessed Sunday--savor the last days of summer!


  1. I agree on things with drawers selling well. I also have good luck with bookshelves...wooden ones. Seems people always need more shelves.

  2. That cabinet turned out awesome. For metal, do you spray paint or use a brush?

    Love it!

  3. Hey Bec-I love your blog as well!! How do you get funky designs for your background? Someday when I get time I'd like to schnazzy up my blog a bit. I loooveee your work. I want to spend some more time tommorow looking at your peices. About silver...I use a silver paint on the paint counter at home depot or Rustoleum's silver(oil base-kinda messy) but nice. katiebean

  4. I can't believe I just found your blog.. well more like I was guided towards it... LOVE it! I love garage sale hunting and I'm about to start trying my hand at making them new.. I love your creativity.
    God bless.

  5. Katie, I used silver spray paint first, but it looked blotchy so I went over it in silver, brush on craft paint. I got my blog design from LeeLou blogs. There should be a link on the side of my blog. They are free!

  6. The medical cart looks brilliant like that! I've enjoyed browsing here and seeing some of your transformations


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