Thursday, July 26, 2012

$3.00 Vintage Serving Cart redo

Vintage serving cart

While at a garage sale recently, I picked up this Vintage Serving cart for $3.00. It was in decent shape structurally but really needed some DIY love, so I broke out the sandblaster, primer and paint and got to work. The metal had lots of rust spots and all the paint/stain was missing off the wood. Plus the coating on the wheels was in bad shape. I figured for $3.00 I couldn't go wrong.
I'm not sure of the age of the cart but I think at least from the 50's or 60's. The elderly lady that I purchased it from said she had it for years.

Here are a couple of close-ups before I got started on redoing the cart.

vintage serving cart redo
Sand blasted all the metal and hand sanded the wood surfaces before painting.
The wheels got a major buffing, then I taped off the center section that connects with the floor when rolling and spray painted the rest of the wheel part with RustOleum White paint.
Laying on its side to show all the rust before starting the project.
I hand painted the wood yellow since I have so much left over from another project that I did recently. I think the vintage serving cart turned out nice and has many more years left to be enjoyed. Now I can put it in our pavilion to hold a plant and some other goodies.
So, what do you think about my $3.00 find?

Vintage serving cart

From the Heart,

Will be sharing with:  Southern Hospitality  Feathered Nest Friday, Inspiration Friday, Frugal Friday, Weekend Wrap Up,2805 Potpourri Friday Common Ground 
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  1. Great save, so retro! you did a super job on it! thanks for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!

  2. It's wonderful. I remember those being so popular in the 50's and 60's. My mom had one and loved using it all the time. Yours looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

  3. Wow that sure cleaned up and looks great now. I'm sure you will find lots of uses for it and the price was really good too.


  4. What a bargain. It looks so pretty and fresh now, ready for another half century of use. Great job!


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