Upcycled 3 Tiered Serving Cart
I found a vintage 3 tiered serving cart for $6 at the thrift store, and I was so excited! With a little cleaning, sanding, and painting, I upcycled it to fit in my home.
Here is the original cart that I found at our local ARC Thrift Store for $6.
I removed all of the contact paper, and washed it down completely.
I pulled the entire tray apart.
I sanded the tray tops with a sanding block and washed them off.
I then spray painted the tray tops with Rustoleum Paint and Primer all in one in the color Titanium Silver. I gave it 3 coats and let it dry between each coat.
Once the paint was dry I gave it 3 light coats of Polycrylic letting it dry between each coat to protect the surfaces.
Once that dried I put the service tray back together and it was ready to be used again.
What a great result! It s like you turn steal into gold. Love it! #Senisal
Thank you so much Silvia, we are enjoying it and putting it to great use.
Wow, you made it look brand new! Great job!
Thank you so much Linda, I was so very excited to find this little tray. Have always wanted one.
Only $6! What a bargain! I could use several of these, for outdoor plants, for grilling and bbq, for my crafts, options are endless. You did a beautiful job and it is back in use again. Thanks for sharing. ?
Thank you Naomie, it was such a great deal and I have always wanted one. Love how your mind is spinning on all the great uses for a tray like this.
love it and loving seeing all the great ideas. #SeniSal
You are so sweet Bree, thank you.
I love this vintage cart! My carts are the hardest working pieces of furniture.
Have a great week,
Thank you Kippi, we have been enjoying it and putting it to great use.
Thank you Michelle
The serving tray turned out amazing. It really looks good and so useful too.
Thank you so much Amy and I have put it to such great use already. I don’t think we can ever have too many carts or serving trays 🙂
THIS TURNED OUT SO WELL. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO GET A SERVING CART FOR OUR OUTDOOR AREA. I MAY NEED TO BE PATIENT AND CHECK THE THRIFT STORES.
Thank you Michelle. I have been waiting for a long time too and was actually in denial when I saw the price tag on it. I thought it was one of their “working carts”.
Oh my goodness, I remember my aunt having one of those carts! Great upcycle project and I would definitely put it to good use. #TrafficJamWeekend
Thank you Antionette, I appreciate it and thanks for sharing your memory with me. Love those.
Oooohhh! I love projects like this! You made it look brand, spanking new again. What do you think you’ll use it for?
Thank you Stacy. I have used it for so many different things already – an extra place next to our dining table to hold dishes when the table is full of people, I used it to drag around the house when I needed to carry stuff after my hip surgery and was on crutches, I have served tea on it, used it as a plant stand, etc 🙂
This looks very clean and classy. Well done. #trafficjam
Thank you so much Tracy 🙂
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Thank you Marilyn, I’m looking forward to the next link party – always fun stuff to see.
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!
Thank you Marilyn, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for the tip to use 3 light coats of Polycrylic. That would hopefully make the tray cart look how I want it to. Perhaps, I can find some Polycrylic before I get a tray cart.