Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Here I go.......

Today starts my first blog entry.  I have wanted to start a blog for months and it is finally all coming together.

I am starting this blog to share my passion for decorating on a budget and also how to coupon and save money.

Today I am going to show you a printer cart that we have had forever at our house.  It has been in the basement not being used for a couple of years now.  You are probably going to look at it and think "What was she thinking"???  Throw it away!!!
Look at all the scratches on the top.


This is the back side  (guess I should have dusted it first)

I went to TJMaxx and bought an outdoor tablecloth, you know the plastic kind with the flannel back on them.  The one I purchased was a Cynthia Rowley.  I love the colors in this paisley print.  The first thing that I did was to cut the tablecloth down to the size of the table top and the back side of the cart, just cutting one big piece.  I then primed the table where I would be painting it with Kinnzer oil based primer.  Then I took some paint that I already had downstairs that I painted an armoire with last year (I will show you that in another post) and painted the sides of the cart.  After the paint dried I sprayed adhesive on the table top and glued the tablecloth down.

Then I bought a yard of outdoor fabric and made simple curtains to cover the shelf.  I hung the curtains with tension rods.

I have this cart outside on our screened in porch and it is perfect for serving drinks on. 

I hope that you enjoyed my cute cart makeover!