I Liiiiike Goooooold…. bar carts!…

May 7, 2015

I found this tea cart on kijiji in the fall and tucked it away into the basement… I ran out of time before the Christmas market to get her completed for that event… Well this past weekend while working on a custom table for a local interior design firm I had some drying time down time that I put to use on this ornate girl…

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First I had to tear her down… completely pull it all apart… there is no good way to clean something like this, let alone paint it if it is left assembled.

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I took the metal parts outside and gave everything a good wash to get rid of any grease and dust so that it was prepared for paint… then I let it dry out completely…

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For paint I used a self etching primer and and automotive gold finish in a brand that I found at Canadian Tire called Dupli-Color…

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I had nice weather this past weekend so I strung up a line from fence to fence and hung the parts to be painted… you can see I hung the parts using wire so that I could paint around it with ease…

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Once the primer dried it was onto the gold… oh I love gold!… and this ornate frame was just screaming to be painted gold!…

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After the gold was dry I then applied a triple thick crystal clear coat product to help protect the newly painted finish…

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Details… details… onto the casters… the original casters were plastic and not very nice AT ALL… so the Pickle found me a great set of casters that I prepped and painted gold too!… on a gold roll!…

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Here they are before paint…

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And after… I taped the actual wheel part to protect it from the paint during the spraying…

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The threaded rod end of the caster were a few threads too long so out came the metal blade hand saw to chop those down… have patience if you’e hand sawing through metal… it takes a little bit of time…

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I took then original wooden tray bottoms to a local glass cutting shop and ordered some 5mm mirror for the top and 5mm clear glass for the lower tray… I had intended to make a chalkboard bottom tray, draw on it and then cover it with the glass but I loved the solo glass in there so much when I put it in that I’ve decided to leave her like this!… *swoon*

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And of course I had to try her out all loaded up with supplies!…

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She’s ready to entertain!…

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What to you think!?… are you a fan of gold or is gold just too much for you!?



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  • Laura May 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Hi there, I’ve been looking for something like this forever ! I just love it

  • Jessica May 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    This is fabulous! You really gave this thing a makeover! And no, you can never have too much gold!

    • Lacey Haskell May 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      haha! NEVER TOO MUCH GOLD! 🙂 hehehe thanks Jessica!

  • Betty May 9, 2015 at 1:49 am

    I love the gold and the mirror/glass combo. It looks wonderful.

    • Lacey Haskell May 9, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Betty!… for taking the time to checkout my bar cart revamp and leaving such a sweet comment! 🙂

  • Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction May 14, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Hello, I saw your feature on What’s it Wed. This is just fabulous! Love it!