I hope today’s post is better late than never! Usually I have my posts scheduled in advance for 7 a.m., but the rainy weather we’ve had of late here in Minnesota has not been conducive to photo taking. Plus I’m working on a huge piece that is taking forever to finish, so I don’t have a lot to share.
Today I am playing hooky from work (it’s OK, an authorized vacation day). So far it has been quite blissful. Coffee in bed with a good book at 7 a.m., sold the marble topped dresser at 9:30 a.m., staged today’s photos at 10 a.m. and now I’m enjoying the Diana Krall station (any other fans?) on Pandora and pulling together this post while eating a fluffer nutter. Anyone know what that is? A peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich. I hope you aren’t reading my blog looking for healthy eating tips because you clearly won’t find them here!
Alright, on with today’s feature item. Way back in June my friend Cathy nabbed this 50’s metal cart for me (thanks again Cathy!) When I got it, it was plain white, and rather beat up. The wheels didn’t say on and one of the drop leaf sides wasn’t working.
I started by painting it with Fusion’s Laurentien. I just adore this color (have I said that too many times?) and it helped play up the mid-century vibe.
I painted the drawer front in Fusion’s Picket Fence, a nice crisp white. I also changed out the original hardware, which was a tacky black plastic drawer pull. This chrome cup pull is a much better choice for this piece.
Once the paint job was finished I decided to have a little fun! I cut “eat, drink and be merry” out of white vinyl on my Cricut and ran it across the top.
Thus officially turning this into a bar cart! The fact that the Fusion paint is fully washable after 30 days of curing time makes it perfect for this piece, because we all know that there will be spilled drinks!
I stocked it with some bar essentials; glassware, straws, ice bucket, etc.
I also painted inside the drawer just to clean it up a bit.
The leaves can be folded down …
or left up.
This cart would be so much fun for holiday entertaining, easily rolled out to where you need it.
Well, I’m off now to enjoy the rest of my vacation day. I believe I shall eat, drink and be merry! In fact, I’ve got the entire weekend in front of me for that. How about you?
And P.S. the bar cart is for sale. If you are an interested local (Twin Cities), leave me a comment and I’ll email you with details. SOLD.
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