For Big Kids Only
My second baby changing upcycle. The first was for a school auction donation. My husband liked the idea so much me put a request in for another for our home.
$5 changing table from a thrift store.
Slats removed as well as the front drawer. We felt this took the baby furniture look away.
My husband wanted a tile top so we bought 2 1/2 pound jugs (4) from Michaels and hand picked each piece making sure there were no cracks, chips and scratches. These are the colors my husband chose for his cart.
Each piece was carefully glued and spaced apart. No lies here. This took me three days between work and family activities.
Supplies for tile top bar cart.
Grout on and curing. This was a messy job and it took many rounds of cleaning to get the hazy dull finish off the beautiful shiny tiles.
Grout cured and sealed. I love these tiles because depending on the lighting and angles these tiles change color from the iridescent glass effects.
My husband picked Stained Glass Blue from Lowes Valspar series. I like to make my own chalk paint and their sample sizes work out great for these small projects. I used Polycrylic as my top coat. I love using wax finishes on top of chalk paint but for this type of project the Polycrylic is much more durable.
I added industrial pipes and floor flanges as my towel holders on each end of the cart. I spray painted them a hammered pewter.
Handmade wine glass holders across the top shelf. And added a beer bottle opener to the front.
Found this cute scroll wine rack for $2 at a thrift store and thought it was perfect. I spray painted it to match the towel racks and bottle opener. We are not big wine drinkers so this rack holds just the right selection if guests prefer a glass of wine. Also added an additional support system along the base so wheels could be added since the legs were very thin.
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Published March 2nd, 2015 5:51 PM
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Merrijo T Bonds on Mar 03, 2019
I like your finished project very much. Very cool transformation.
Ladyphy2001 on Feb 26, 2021
Very nice job. The tile pieces look especially lovely!
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