I am one project shy of completing my kitchen makeover and I am so excited! If you are new here (welcome!) or haven’t been by in a while, I finally took the plunge and painted my kitchen cabinets! It’s been on my to-to list for years. You can see some of the progress here. Like I said, I have one more project to complete before I can call this room done.
In the meantime, I want to share this little rolling kitchen cart redo.
My kitchen has a huge void in the middle…
I was just starting to prep for painting in this picture. I always wanted to add some sort of island here, but my husband preferred the open feel. When I found this cart I figured it wasn’t huge and its on wheels, so it can be moved at any time. So it’s a win-win, right? Plus, I found it at a yard sale for only $15!
Here it is before, very plain and quite boring:
Here it is now:
So much better and it adds a pretty pop of color to my kitchen. I started with one coat of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk paint, so that would show through when sanding. (No need to sand or prime prior with chalk paint.) Then I gave it one coat of a mix of Old White and Duck Egg blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. After the paint was dry, I used 220 grit sandpaper to sand until I got the look I wanted.
My blogging buddy, Nancy is always throwing colors together and I loved this chair she painted recently (it’s fabric and yes, she painted it…go see!), so I was inspired to make a similar mix for this cart. I finished it off with a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax. (You can see a sneak peek of my cabinets in the background, but that’s all you get for now. 🙂 )
One thing I really love about having this little cart here is it not only gives me a little more prep space, it adds a bit of storage too.
Because I made some changes where my DIY Spice Cabinet was hanging, I had to take it down. The drawer in this cart is the perfect size to accommodate my spices now:
I sanded the butcher block since I felt a bit funny that it had been used before. Then I sealed it with a few coats of mineral oil. I went to my local Walmart and asked someone where I could find mineral oil. About five people later, I was finally directed to the pharmacy. It says on the bottle in big letters: “Lubricant Laxative”. Hmmm…awkward. I felt just a wee bit embarrassed that I was asking about it all over the store ha ha. I swear I only want it to seal my butcher block!
I’ve mentioned before that my house is as open concept as it gets. You can see here the kitchen opens right up to the dining room:
My kitchen is a total budget DIY job, so don’t expect fancy new pendants (which I want really bad), or brand new hardwood floors (which I really want even more), but do expect a fresh new (looking) space and all the details that go with it very soon!
I can’t wait to share 🙂
OOH Just like magic…here’s my “New” Kitchen!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!