Wednesday, April 11, 2012

GW Serving Cart

My last GW trip was a success when I found this cart-

It was just a bit needy- some tlc was all it needed-
so, I flipped it over, secured it up with a piece of wood
 to add new wheels to and
screwed it all together!!

I got out my fave ASCP in Paris Grey and the dark wax-
I knew it needed some pizazz along with the paint
so I checked out the blog, The Graphic Fairy!

There were so many graphics to choose from
but I figured I may use it in a bar serving cart
 so that's what I set out to find-
  I also wanted something French,
 s'il vous plait!!
  So, these were the two graphics I found.

I grabbed some transfer paper
and traced over the graphics
 directly onto the top of the cart-
Then I waxed it but it was way too dark
 and I couldn't rub it off

 so I googled some ideas-
I had clear wax
 and it was suggested to apply this over the dark
 to remove what I didn't want and it worked-
good tip to remember!
I'm really happy with the results!!

Coffee, tea or moi?

Take care, gotta fly-
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  1. A fun little cart! I like it painted. I haven't tried the tranfers yet but maybe I'll have to!

  2. Great job! You'd never guess it was the same cart!

  3. What a great project! I have always loved tea carts. Too cute, and great choice in graphics!


  4. I love that cart! so great! When waxing, sometimes I like to mix the annie- dark wax with a little mineral spirits and it makes it go on very easy, and come off easy, if you get too much. You can use a soft brush or rag...

  5. this cart. Are you collecting all your great stuff to have a sale some day??? I would sooo come for that! Maura

  6. What an awesome cart! I've never run into any cool furniture like that at my GoodWill. It tends to be a lot of questionable looking couches. Great find!

  7. What a great find. Love what you did with this.

  8. Cute! Great tip about the wax, I have just taken on my first furniture painting project and I am learning a lot about finishes, I hadn't heard about removing dark wax with clear though!

  9. This turned out fabulous!The transfer worked great. I need to try that technique.


  10. Love it. I would have been beside myself with glee had I spotted that at my GW.

  11. I really love the cart! I like the color and the transfer.

  12. Beautiful! You have a lovely blog, and I'm a new follower!
    Anne ♥♥

  13. Hard work and fine result!
    Congratulations !

  14. What a wonderful find! It turned out beautifully!! ~Shelby


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