It's about time I did something with this horrible looking black cart.
I bought this for eight buckaroos at least three years or so ago. Of course, it's just been chillin' in my barn with the rest of the furniture that's waiting for inspiration to hit me like a gnat to my eyeball when I'm on my bike.
Here's what this baby looked like when we started:
Okay, so it really looked like this, because it was a catch-all in my barn:
After giving it a good scrub-down, I got out my vintage paint remover. I pulled this out of a garage sale "free box" once. It's so old that I googled it and it doesn't seem to even exist anymore! We found out today that you can still purchase ribbon for typewriters. So if that's available and not Kut-Kote, than I'm guessing this stuff is rather along in years. Works like a charm, though!
My sweet mom and sweet daughter (wait a minute, did I just use "sweet", "mom" and "daughter" all in the same sentence? Let's just pretend that's the honest truth and leave it) - one doing the work and one workin' quality control.
I found these gorgeous knobs on clearance for around a dollar at Hobby Lobby awhile back. Gotta love that store - not just for their awesome inventory, but for always standing up for what they, as a company, believe in.
This checkerboard was another dollar deal at a yard sale. Not only is it there for it's whimsical style it adds, but it hides a big "oops" where the walnut stain really got sucked in to a damaged spot in the wood top.
My aqua coffee mugs were fifty cents each from a thrift store in Waverly, Iowa called Trinkets and Togs. So glad I bought those that day!!
First time I've ever had fresh hydrangeas!!!! Man, I've always been jealous of other blogger's hydrangea pictures, haha. These are compliments of the center pieces at my friend Natalie's wedding.
Aren't these old pails the best?! I found them at an old abandoned farm. Just had to clean them up a little and and take a hammer to the bottom so it would sit somewhat flat!
My favorite metal bucket, the Angler's Choice pail that once held fishing worms, now is a great place to store my coffee.
Nevermind if something wiggles in your cup.
Extra protein and flavor.
This lined basket was actually something I just picked up a couple weeks ago for five dollars at the Resale Depot here in Jackson, MI. It now holds packets of ice tea mix, creamers, teas, powdered malt, and any other drink mixes. Pretty sure I have enough tea to last me until I'm at least eighty-seven.
I could be wrong, but I think my aunt Beth embroidered the tea towel as a shower gift before I got married. Since her daughter Krista reads my blog faithfully, she'll have to make sure I got that info right! :) And may I also just say that these towels are the only towels that actually dry dishes??? Those new little "dish towels" you buy in stores these days just don't do the trick. It's "rub" verse "soak". Same thing with bath towels. There are those towels that seem to just rub the water around your body, and then the ones that actually soak up the drips runnin' down you. I've found the more expensive the towel, the more it just rubs. Anyways. Done with the towel rant. And thanks for the tea towels , Aunt Beth (I think!)! I'm still using them!
One last shot at this rather dramatic before and after......
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