Oops! I forgot to take a picture before I started staining the top of the cart.
This handy little cart has been passed around the family since I put it together in the 1980's.
It was just time to give it a fresh new look.
I used a dark gel stain to color the top of the cart.
The bottom I painted white to match the kitchen.
After the cart was dry I decided to use it to hold the dishes we use fro everyday meals.
I hung the matching cups from a rack above and ordered bronze colored stands to hold the dishes.
I then needed to relocate the phone higher up on the wall to make room for the dishes.
You can see my framed gold ribbon in the picture frame I won for best desert at an event I entered when I was working as a pastry chef many years ago. Finally managed to get that framed.
I also change the knob from the original wooden one to a bronze colored one to match the rest of the kitchen knobs. Then I hung the wooden rack above the cart that dispenses the foil and paper towels, etc. I think I will take that down and paint it white, also. First I need to go to the store to buy more paint.
This makes a nice little command center for everyday dishes and storing items that are used often.