Before & After: Vintage Tea Cart Transformed

published Oct 5, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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.

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