Before & After: Vintage Tea Cart Transformed

New House, New Home, New Life

When Heather found this tea cart, it was hiding in the back corner of a garage, cobwebby, dirty, and even a little water damaged. Despite the dilapidated appearance, the structure was solid, and Heather knew just how to reinvigorate this piece of history to make it work in her home.

Yup — Heather transformed her tea cart into a bar cart, a lovely marriage of past function and present need in her home. After a thorough cleaning, she painted the piece with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White for the body of the cart, and Emperor Silk for the wheels. A bit of distressing and a coat of dark wax and the finish of the piece was complete. Heather then loaded her up with a selection of glasses and other cocktail necessities, and wheeled her into place in her dining room.

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(Images: Heather Benton/New House, New Home, New Life)