We found this (extremely) grimy drink cart abandoned at the end of our road earlier this year and couldn’t leave it lying there. One man’s junk is another’s treasure, right? We dragged it down the street and shoved it in the corner of the dining room.. where it stayed dirty and unloved for a couple of months. Oops. Sometimes I get ideas for projects and then they get a little bit abandoned when something else comes along and I need constant reminders to go back and finish up these lost DIYs. Is that only me? R is always swapping between projects and crafts too, I think it might be the curse of the crafter…. TOO MANY CRAFTS.
I finally sorted out this cart one afternoon. We had been waiting for the perfect project to try out our Annie Sloan Chalk Paints and this was it! Being in a rented house we don’t have loads of our own furniture and I’m not so sure how our landlord would feel if we started painting all his things in pastel pinks…
The wonder of this chalk paint is that it really can be painted onto anything, with minimum preparation. I scrubbed the cart clean and relocated a few spiders. Then, after taping off the marble top to protect it, started painting!
I love how this turned out! The paint was so easy to use and I did this whole cart with two coats with a tester size pot, so it was also incredibly cheap. Now I’m on the hunt for more things to paint.
Do you recognise these little succulents from this post? They travelled all the way from Germany, got abandoned for months and still didn’t die. Think succulents are the plant for me!