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Kitchen Cart Makeover

05.21.15

kitchen cart makeover

This house is coming together one little corner at a time.  We have limited space, so we are still trying to figure out how to best utilize every inch of home.  The kitchen is Parker’s expertise (I don’t cook unless it involves the microwave), and he had the idea of adding a kitchen cart.  The actual kitchen is a good size for two, but we have NO counter space.  This is our counter space (plus two feet that aren’t pictured):

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I agreed that a kitchen cart would be a good solution to our no counter space problem and immediately started scouring Craigslist.  We found this cart on Craigslist for $20.  It was in great condition and I knew it had potential. This was the cart when we brought it home. PS we have bikes.

kitchen cart makeover

I originally wanted something with a butcher block top, but let’s be honest, I wanted to spend close to nothing on a kitchen cart that was only serving a functional purpose.  I thought the top of this one looked close enough to the butcher block I really wanted.

I decided to spray paint the bottom in a high gloss navy.  As far as I know this is a new addition to Rust-Oleum’s spray paint line.  I’ll definitely be using it again.  Sometimes spray paint colors can be cheesy.  I think they try to make THE perfect colors since they can only have a limited number of colors.  I mean, hot pink and turquoise are great, but I can’t think of many space those colors are appropriate for aside from a tween room.  I wish they (the color developers?) would make more “real” colors if you know what I mean.  I am very happy with this navy shade though.  It is rich and the perfect shade of blue.

I taped off the top of the cart and sprayed the bottom.  Here’s our kitchen cart makeover all styled as if we’re having fruit salad at our summer soirée:

kitchen cart makeover

kitchen cart makeover

What, you don’t keep cookies in your toaster oven?  I was literally cramming them in my mouth as I was shooting this.  They’re from Whole Foods though… so they’re healthy in my book.

kitchen cart makeover

I scored the rug for $12.50 at my favorite vintage shop.  They post what they think will be popular items on their Instagram page daily and it’s as dangerous as it sounds.  They hold items for a couple of hours until you can get there, and that’s probably more dangerous.  When they post something I like, I feel like I’m calling the radio station in hopes of being the 3rd caller.  If you don’t call within 3 minutes of them posting on Instagram, you’ll be at least 5th in line for the hold which means you have no chance.  I still don’t have their number saved to my phone, so it’s a frantic rush to their Instagram bio to read off their phone number, repeat it out loud as fast as I can to remember it, make the call, and “CANIHOLDTHERUG” comes out faster than they can probably understand.  I’m sure it’s humorous on their end.

kitchen cart makeover

kitchen cart makeover

I’m an over the top watermelon lover by the way.  During the summer I eat it until my stomach hurts.

kitchen cart makeover

kitchen cart makeover

craigslist kitchen cart makeover

xo,

Claire

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