Hey there, folks, and Happy Tuesday!
I’ve got something fun for you today.
But first, the backstory:
About a month ago, I was making the linky party rounds, and I kept seeing a picture of these blue eyes in all of the thumbnails, with a caption underneath that read something like, “eye makeup tutorial.”
Well, I wasn’t really looking to revamp my primping process, so I skipped over it…until I saw it for about the 30th time.
Finally, I decided I needed to click and see what the chick with the “popping” pretty blue eyes had to say.
And, boy, am I glad I did!
Otherwise, I might not have stumbled across It’s Overflowing, Aimee’s fantastically creative and well-photographed blog.
After only less than 3 months of blogging, Aimee already had loads of fantastic projects to share, so I asked her by for a visit to show one of them to you guys today.
Thanks SO MUCH Abbie for inviting me to share with your readers, how I turned a Curbside Table into a Kitchen Cart
!!! I’m a home school mommy to three Sweet B’s and married to a creative photographer and studly handyman ~ I affectionately call him ‘Stud!’ Together we’re completely remodeling our 1950s original ranch-style home. Life is full of DIY house projects, designing, decorating, photography, crafting, cooking, baking, organizing and of course, errands! We’re striving to keep things simple so we keep LOVING every moment! You can read more about me here
About six months ago, we were on the way to church wearing our Sunday Best, when I spotted this table on a curb about a block down the street we just passed. I begged and pleaded and we turned around and threw the table in the trunk of my Photographer’s (hubby) sedan where it stayed for the next twoish weeks until something triggered my memory and I ran out to the garage and brought it into our home. The weathered table must have spent many a night facing sun, wind and snow! In its new spot, the kids brushed by it as they ran their favorite loop around the house. Endless pieces of paint began to chip and spread all over my beautiful wood floors
and drive me absolutely crazy! So I grabbed some polyurethane and gave it a thick coat. I liked the look much more with the cream paint staying put, but still wondered what it would eventually become.
As I was perusing Pinterest, it totally came to me!!! I stumbled upon My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s
beautiful kitchen cart and I totally knew this sweet thing’s destiny in life!!!
I tightened the screws.
I Cut Slats into the Legs and my Photographer (aka, my hubby) Cut a Board Out of Plywood — the little table needed added storage and stability!
I Primed the Table and the Shelf.
Then I ran to Home Depot and picked up a cheap $4 towel bar and a $2.94 sample tub of Behr Paint, color: Spiced Butternut (fitting for this time of year, right), and 4 caster wheels ($5.90/2).
Finally, I got ambitious and put some action behind all my ideas!!!
Here she is in all white wearing her snazzy “new shoes” ~ and me LOVING her! There was already a hole drilled through the bottom of each leg so I grabbed some toothpicks and super glue. Dropped the toothpick in the hole and place a few drops of glue on the screw of the wheel. This helped lots! With some pressure I was able to twist the casters snuggly into place!
Starting to Look Like a Fabulous Kitchen Cart!
I totally love this Kitchen Cart Remodel! (Although the pic isn’t quite showing the authentic color and my photographer (hubby) was at work so he couldn’t help me, bummer — the pic above is the true color. It’s yellow with a bit of spice). From trash to treasure in less than $20 Total! Do you love it too!??! Are you going to “Pin it”?!?! Ha Ha! I’m off to get more inspiration while I wait for the paint to dry so I can accessorize!!! Now if I need to get busy and write some more posts about how I made my kitchen look all dazzling
Side by Side: Here’s the Before and After!
Thanks, Abbie, for inviting me to come for a visit!!! I can be found over It’s Overflowing
where you’ll find simple recipes, house remodel projects, thrift store finds, and lots of simple DIY craft tutorials, like how to turn a Photograph into Canvas Art
! I’ll look forward to visiting with you more soon!!! XO, Aimee
Thank you, Aimee for sharing your creativity and mad DIY skillz with us.
Now, you guy needs to hustle on over to Aimee’s blog and have a look around. You’ll be so glad you did!