Saturday, August 25, 2012

Drinks Trolley / Storage Cart

When I was growing up there was always an old drinks trolley on the corner of the lounge room. It didn't ever have drinks on it; there was always a variety of nic nacs, books or general 'stuff'. I always thought for its original purpose it looked pretty boring and needed a little colour, so...

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I just love this as a piece of furniture - it can do anything! Prop up a vintage mirror, some of my nannas old books and a stack of magazines and it looks gorgeous and is great for storage. A perfect pop of colour in the lounge room; a great hall table; or I can even imagine it stacked with towels, bubbles and soap in a bathroom!

Arrange a retro drinks set and a few bottles of wine and it has another life again. (Yes I know. My drinks supply is rather sad, and you should see the dust on those things. Thing is, I'd take a chocolate over a wine any day!)

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With this piece I spray painted it fire engine red, the rubbed it over wth black acrylic. I've kept the original wheels, they work perfectly and I love the patina developing on top.

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With any luck this piece will be grabbing the attention of passers by at my first market stall in September. I should hear next week if I've been accepted, keep your fingers crossed for me!!

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  1. ooh catherine! i love it- the pop of color is awesome! love that fire engine red!

  2. Awesome!! Love how you went over it with black, gives it some texture!
    And I'm with you on chocolate over wine;-)

  3. Best of luck on that market stall. The color on the cart is perfection. We always had a fancy tea cart - I still have it. BUT a couple years ago I bought a kitchen cart and my family thought I was nuts - then son needed it for something, then hubby - I haven't been able to use it since. They love it.

  4. Love carts and especially the red! Great job! Come by and share at Gettin' Krafty if you have the time!

  5. that cart looks so fun in its new coat of red

  6. Very cute piece plus totally versatile and practical.

  7. Ok - I have always been weirdly drawn to drink trolleys too, even though I don't drink.... It must be those cute little wheels, tray top. mmhmm
    Saw you on Primp - following you now.

  8. Good Luck Girl! Fingers crossed for your stall and I LOVE this cart. Just shared it on my FB page:)

    xxx Kim


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