Garage Sale Grill Cart Makeover - A Real Trash to Treasure!
For the first time ever, Hubby actually encouraged me to go garage saleing -- he wanted a grill cart, but didn't want to pay retail prices -- I gladly accepted the challenge!
And would you believe the next garage sale I visited I found this "beauty"? I overpaid considering the bad condition it was in, but it was the perfect size, and I knew I could make it amazing.
First thing I did was clean it (twice) with TSP Substitute and glued and clamped the wobbley bits. I then stripped the top and gave it two coats of Varathane STAIN + POLY in Kona. I also filled in the original hardware hole. The cart was then given two coats of homemade chalk paint -- (Two TBSP of Plaster of Paris mixed up with 3 TBSP of water; once it has a creamy consistency add it to the paint and mix well). The addition of the Plaster of Paris will help the paint adhere to the cart's slick surface.
On the D Lawless Hardware website I found the perfect hardware -- I ordered two STEEL BAR PULLS (160mm) for the sides and one STEEL BAR PULL (96mm) for the drawer pull. With the addition of a couple S hooks from HD, they keep Hubby's grilling utensils at the ready.
I added another garage sale find (an AMAZING vintage Pepsi crate) to the bottom shelf of the cart to hold the grill's wood chips because it is actually a "smoker".
I think this trash to treasure project was a complete success. Hubby loves his new grill cart, but especially loves the price!
Feel free to check out the website for more detailed instructions and additional pictures! http://www.clockworkinteriors.com/?p=2103
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