Kitchen Cart Makeover

I know I’ve blogged about this before, but I’ll say it again.  One of the BEST things about blogging is meeting amazingly creative people that you would have NEVER come across if it wasn’t for the power of the internet.  Even more powerful is the interpersonal aspect of an online connection.

Recently, I received another great DIY submission by a reader and fellow DIY’er, Linn.  Linn and her husband bought their first home over the summer and have chronicled their DIY adventures on Linn’s website, The Home Project.  If you get the chance to peruse her site, you’ll see that Linn has certainly made her 1940’s bungalow a home.

This Kitchen Cart Makeover is one of her many projects, and I am honored to share it with you.

This is the before picture of kitchen cart stripped down.

First, the cart was disassembled.

Next, she thoroughly sanded the top with a hand sander and adequately sanded the bottom of the cart.

Linn applied a Mahogany Red stain that matched their dining room table and used a gloss finish to add depth.

Next she painted the legs, drawer, and shelf in the same semi glossy antique white.

She added a silver brushed metal handle to match the towel rack above her stove.

Here is another after photo.

Ta-dah kitchen cart makeover complete!

If you’d like to see more of Linn’s DIY projects, check out her website.  There you’ll not only find great do-it-yourself tutorials, but interior design, sewing, and craft ideas as well!

Thank you, Linn for the inspiration!



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  1. I love the handles on the kitchen cabinets in the background of that last photo. Do you know where I can find those?

  2. S.S, the kitchen hardware is from Home Depot. I believe the pulls and knobs are part of the Martha Stewart series there. I really like the hardware too – one tip though, make sure you check how wide apart your old hardware is (2.5 or 3 inches) before you run out and buy new, so you don’t have to mess around with putty and drilling new holes!

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