Saturday, June 28, 2014
Project: Cart Makeover
Yesterday we swung by Goodwill while we were out and about. I spotted this sad little cart and I remembered how my bestie Sarah had transformed one in far worse condition to make it into a showpiece. So I grabbed it and for three bucks it wasn't much of a gamble. While Elise was napping and Cordelia was coloring I looked up Sarah's project (click here to see what she did!)
The cart was in pretty good shape, a little rusty and definitely worn down. I took it apart and cleaned all of the elements, finding a spider graveyard in the process.
Mostly I just had to use a little elbow grease to remove the years of funk and grime. Then I took the tray outside and spray painted it. I did two coats of a gloss paint. I opted not to sand the tray down as it didn't appear to have any major flaws, but when I started painting I did notice some inconsistencies...not anything that will bother me so I didn't take the time to smooth out areas that had a little character as they were very small.
Once the paint was dry I simply put the pieces back together and it was a done deal.