We all have those pieces of furniture in our home that require a little of TLC (tender, loving, care). For this redo, I will show you how I restyled an old cart bar I found for only $3 in one of the coolest spots to find treasures in Austin, Texas, Treasure City Thrift.
This project took me less than two days to complete, it was easy and fast! Also, I did it in my apartment, you don’t need a big patio or room to make this project. Most of the materials I used for this project I already had them but there is the list of the materials and prices.
Wen sander with 1/3” sheets ($18.99)
Zinsser spray primer ($4.48)
Nail Polish remover ($1.99)
Mouth respirator ($1.97)
Paint brushes ($7.97)
to restyle the bar cart I took it apart and made sure to keep all the screws in a safe place then I wiped down all the pieces and proceed to sand it.
It took me at least 2-3 hours ( with breaks) to sand all the pieces. Don’t forget to use a mouth/ nose mask so you don’t get all the dust into your lungs.
Now it is time to prime the wood, I used a white-based spray primer because it is easier to use and it dries within minutes. Then I proceed to paint with my latex semi-gloss white paint that also dries to touch in less than 30 minutes
I painted the wood two times so it has a nice white color to it! I let it dry overnight just to make sure there were no wet spots on it.
While the paint was drying, I cleaned up the paint stains in the mirror with the nail polish remover.
I love gold colors, so I decided paint the metal accessories gold. I covered the wood part of the pieces with kitchen wrapping paper so it wouldn’t stain.
Now that everything is ready, is time to put the bar cart together!