With the holidays upon us, who couldn’t use a little extra serving help!  I recently purchased this rolling cart.  It was in almost perfect condition.  I thought it would be an easy turn around.  It had beautiful, delicate legs and two deep drawers.  Two serving areas. it was gorgeous.   However, something happened between my garage and my car.  It forced to me to make a modification….

The color was a bit dark and dated.  I decided a fresh coat of  CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White and a little carefully applied CeCe Caldwell’s  glaze tinted with a Modern Masters Colorant would give it a new look.  All of this was formulating in my mind as I made the quick drive home from where I bought it, to my garage.  Almost all furniture gets loaded and unloaded by me alone. I am sure many of you are the same, I have my systems.  But systems sometimes break down.

This was a break down time.  I oh-so-carefully began unloading the cart. I must have put too much weight on one of the spindly legs, perhaps there was  a crack there already.  One of the legs snapped right off.  Yes, I  wanted to cry.  I tried all manner of tricks to fix it. Finally with a wooden dowel pegging it between the leg and the buffet and some carefully placed screws and Wood Glue.  I thought I was good to go. I took it to our last sale at Paris Flea.  This time, it was all the way out of the car and making its way across the asphalt.  IT BROKE AGAIN.

Back it went into my car, and home.  It has sat there, upside down for several weeks.  With me ignoring it for its lameness.  Emma suggested I just chop the remaining legs off and then add wheels.  Genius!  The cart still is at a good height for serving, and I have to say, much more solid without the delicate legs.

My cart is like the bionic woman of carts now.  Faster, better, and more solid.  Bring on a Turkey, Platter of Stuffing, and some sides.  Load up the lower tray with plates, and serving pieces. Stuff the drawers with linens and silverware.  She can handle it!  Now she is on a roll.

Bionic Cart will be for sale at our next Paris Flea Market Sale in Livermore, Ca  December 5th-8th.  Don’t miss her!


In the meantime, Bionic Cart is showing off at these lovely parties:




  1. cassie

    such a cute piece! love it! it would make a great tv stand, too!

  2. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    Great piece, Karen! Wouldn’t this be great as a dessert cart or a hot chocolate bar, especially for the holidays. Love it!

  3. Jan

    Oh so this is the piece you were telling me about! Looks like you and Emma are a great team!

  4. Tanya

    THIS is fabulous! I had a 1970’s Bionic Woman flashback (would you believe I still have the lunchbox?) Great project creative lady. Happy Thanksgiving!! xo

  5. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking

    What a cute cart… now that baby will survive for many more years. I’m featuring it in this week’s PoPP Spotlight.

  6. Sharon Rexroad's Bringing Creativity to Life

    And you can make coordinating candlesticks with those cut-off legs! This is gorgeous and would be perfect for my “parlor” but alas Chicago is a wee bit out of the way to make it to the Paris Flea. I’m sure it will go to a good home!


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