Monday, May 21, 2012

Tea Trolley

I remember a while ago I found this really cool vintage tea cart while thrifting.  By really cool I mean it was old, cheap but not pretty, so it needed my love.  But for whatever reason, I left the store without it.  So for the rest of the day I was kicking myself, and of course by the time I went back, it was gone.  I know you've had these moments.  However, a few weeks later I came across another old tea cart and this time I didn't even think twice.

If you are a regular reader (one of my 3, ha ha), you know that like many crafting bloggers,  in my excitement to start work on it I neglected to take a before picture.  The below picture is similar, only trust me, my tea cart was not anywhere near this nice.  The main frame was an ugly pearled bandaidy kind of flesh tone and the trays were an almost black fake wood arborite.

Mid way through this project, while disassembled, I wasn't sure it was going to turn out very well.  But check it out....

The main frame was painted in ivory; then I decoupaged music sheets to cover the ugly arborite trays.  For the final touch I went to my favorite place for vintage graphics and chose several pretty images as a final touch.

Now that it's reassembled I am so happy with the way it looks.  It has a lovely shabby chic look to it.  What do you think......I'd love to hear your feedback.

This piece will be heading to my booth at the 2012 Vintage Chicks Sale on June 8th and 9th.  If your local to Calgary, make sure to come by.

Thanks for taking a look.


  1. It is very pretty NOW, compared to B4! I JUST saw this post and I'm interested in seeing what else you've done. Mind you, you've given me a nice idea of what to do with my OLD tv trays!

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback. Glad you found some inspiration. That's what it's all about after all, isn't it. Hugs and take care.