Happy Monday! It was 106 Friday and Saturday in my part of the world. I am amazed I didn’t melt completely. Luckily, the heat didn’t stop anyone from shopping at Paris Flea Market. Despite the heat, we had a wonderful turn out, things were hot, hot, hot there, and I am not just talking the temperature!
I recently acquired this old Dental Cart from a friend from Paris Flea. This isn’t your run of the mill furniture makeover! This little piece served for many years, helping a dentist improve people’s smiles.
For a cart this fun, I decided it needed a sunny-smiley color. I wanted to play up its industrial vibe as well. I painted the body of the piece in CeCe Caldwell’s Carolina Sun Yellow.
The back is perfect for entertaining too, it even has a little place to hang a towel, utensils, etc. Whomever designed this cart, just thought of everything!
The legs and the top are painted in Seattle Mist, with Modern Masters Silver metallic paint, (just a thin coat). I sealed the entire piece with CeCe Caldwell’s new product, “Endurance”. The easiest brush on top coat I have used. No smell, no mess to clean up. This new product is designed for hard wearing surfaces, and pieces that will go outside.
I also added some fun little contact paper inside the drawer. The hardware was the original, just an hour soak in a warm crock pot filled with just water made that paint bubble right off. The BEST trick for removing all paint from hardware.
I imagined my little cart might be entertaining this summer at a fabulous BBQ party and it needed to hold up to all the party usage!
Now there is a reason to make you smile on Monday!
My little cart is running around at these parties this week: