Monday, July 6, 2015

Bar/Kitchen Cart

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This is the last of the Sorority house desks!  I know, I'm sad too.  This last one just had to be a bit different from the rest right.  Let's see, we made restyled a couple as...desks...a few as as our check out about a Bar/Kitchen Cart next!  And so we did.

The Mr. added 2 handy pull out shelves for me, wheels and a couple of handle/towel hangers and a trimmed out Oak Top.
Sweet huh?!  Love him!

Because this desk had over 60 years of heavy duty use I decided to make my paint very texturey (technical term of course).  This would only add to and enhance the rougher spots and make it very fun to distress back and show off this pretty color...Old '57, from DIY Paint.

This cart comes complete with some vintage barware and a Bamboo Owl cutting board.  I lined the drawers with some great old maps that I had.

The shelves will pull out part way from either the front or the back.  The color on top is Faded Linen and I used the Dark & Decrepit Liquid Patina as my finish coat.  The oak top is stained and protected with Antique Oil.  It is water resistant and wipeable and can be reapplied every couple of years for added protection.

Here's a nice blurry before of where I started after the construction and staining the top.   I can't believe this is the only before I took, but there you have it.

The inspiration for this came out of an old Better Homes and Garden magazine I had.  Don't know which issue as I often just tear out a page when I see something I like.  I wish I knew who to credit the original design to.  If you know, let me know, ya know?!

Hope you had a great 4th of July, now get out there and enjoy the rest of the month because it is going to fly by!  This piece will be available at the Prairie Market Sale, which is in less than 2 weeks!!

The DIY Paint and finishes can be purchased in Booth 43 at the Brass Armadillo or from my affiliate link posted in the upper right hand corner of my blog or by following this link and shopping from both DIY Paint and Heirloom Traditions Paint and products.  Have fun being creative!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is one of my favorites! I love the function with all of the trim details.
    What a great redo for an old desk.


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