Back in May I scored an amazing vintage bar cart for only $50. It of course needed some love and I was happy to give it!
As you can see from this picture, it was a good day at Canton!
Here is the cart before.
As you can see, it wasn't too far gone. It needed a lot of polishing, some tightened screws and some kind of fix on the shelves.
Right off the bat I had planned to paint the shelves a glossy white. But then I noticed that the bottom shelf had a layer of some type of clear plastic-y type covering on it. The only way to get it off was the scrape it with a razor blade. One. Piece. At. A. Time. Yeah, fuck that! Then I thought, glossy white is predictable, why not doing something fun on this little cart?!
So after some brainstorming...
This is the bar cart now!
I ended up covering it in some paper from Paper Source using spray adhesive. Super easy and an amazing look in my humble opinion!
The vase and watercolor painting were holiday gifts from the fabulous Bri.
To get the paper to fit perfectly on the shelves was much easier than I thought it would be. I taped together a bunch of sheets of paper and pressed it into the corners while I traced a line.
There were a few gaps so I just taped another sheet of paper down, drew and cut again until it was perfect. Then I traced it onto the actual decorative paper I used. I laid it onto the bar cart and only sprayed adhesive on each half at a time. This helped to keep it lined up right. I then lowered the paper onto the shelf working my way from the center out to avoid wrinkles.
Here's a sneak peek at the next project I have to share!
Have a great Monday!