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:

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  1. Sumaya Warwick

    What a sunny disposition:) Made the stress drain right out of my body and putting a smile on my dial!

    (see, I was a bit grumpy up till this point)

    Great job, great choice of colors. I enjoy your transformations GTC:)

  2. Chubby N Chieque

    What a gorgeous piece. I Never think that it’s the same cart.

    Happy Monday,
    /CC girl

  3. mj

    Always something new from CeCe. Endurance……sounds just perfect for the old metal kitchen table on wheels that’s been sitting on my back porch forever.
    Your choice of color is inspiring. Yellow is likely to be my new turquoise!
    As usual, you come through again! Well done.

  4. Jill Floryj

    Great makeover! Love the industrialness of it!

  5. Kris

    Another great relove!!! The yellow is perfect. So sunny and sweet.

  6. Cynthia

    This is a great makeover! Love the bright color.


  7. Heather

    Great job! The color choice is perfect, and I love the old square hardware pieces.

  8. cassie

    adorable! that color is SOOOO fun!

  9. cindy the cottage chick

    How fun is this! I love when you can give new life to something that was used for a totally different purpose 🙂

  10. Shelly Andrade

    Karen, your cart is adorable! Looking forward to trying the Endurance. I just received a shipment from the CeCe Caldwell’s Warehouse Friday but the Endurance wasn’t ready to ship yet when I placed my order. Hopefully it will be available for us soon.

  11. Ann vonBehrens

    As a dentist myself, I had to check this out. It looks great. Much less clinical!
    Nice job.

  12. Pam

    That turned out awesome! You did it again Karen!

  13. Nina

    Another new product? I hear a class coming on.

  14. Bliss

    Egads, sounds more like Arizona than San Diego! Bring on the sea breeze.

  15. Mary

    What a great wee cart and a fantastic happy colour too. I just love what you did to it, I also love the trolley wheels. Mary x

  16. At Home Vintage

    What a great transformation. I love it! Yellow was definitely the best color for this piece.

  17. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    Adorable! I love the metallic top, perfect!Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d} 🙂 Pinning


  18. Katie

    I freaking love this! That yellow is just awesome! How fun that it already has the towel rack on it too! Great job!!

  19. Danielle

    I love that yellow. So happy! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!


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