Monday, June 30, 2008

Tea Cart and other Goodies!

I finally got the tea cart painted. It still needs some touching up in a few areas, but I wanted to get a picture up. Here is what it looked like before.

And here is how it looks with white paint. I started with kilz primer and then used an exterior white paint. It took a few coats because the exterior paint seemed a little thinner. I've been painting for years, but I haven't used exterior that much.

You may remember that fabulous garage sale that I went to a couple of weeks ago. Well my inlaws were kind enough to bring down the items I left in their garage. So here are a few more finds.....and yes, there is still more that I will share another time.

I love this ice cream chair. I plan to put it outside with a plant on it.

I am so in love with this table and can't wait to paint it white! I have been looking for a side table like this for a long time.

This vanity chair was only $1. I plan to paint it and recover the seat.

We only have 4 dining chairs and so when we have company, we have to sit on stools. I bought 2 of these chairs so that we don't have to use the stools again. I'm going to paint them white and recover the seat in something fabulous.

This iron chandelier was only $1 as well. It is going to look so cool with a paint job. I'm still debating whether to keep it or sell it on craigslist. I guess we'll just have to see.

So I've really added to my already very long project list. At this rate, it's going to be a couple of years before I get stuff finished. I love doing it though and doubt I'll ever

On wed I am leaving for Canada to visit my sister. So for the next 2 weeks, I will be blogging from her house and will share pictures of her fabulous cottage!


Claire said...

I'm totally jealous! What glorious finds. And I love the tea cart. It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do.
Have fun on your trip! Can't wait to see pix of sis's cottage!


Candy- A Pretty Home said...

I love everything especially when painted white :) :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhh, the cart looks awesome! And I can't wait to see all the makeovers!!!! Have a blast up north!!

M ^..^

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kelli,
Wow, that was some garage sale you went to. If only I could find so many goodies on one outing. No wonder you had to bring it back in two trips. You have plenty of projects to keep you busy now!!

The tea cart turned out beautiful -a re you keeping thsi one for yourself?

Have fun in Canada.

Susan in SC said...

What wonderful finds! I can't wait to see the finished projects. ENjoy your trip to Canada to see your sister!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Can't wait to see all of your finished projects!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Mary Ruth said...

I just love that cart painted white! I want one just like it! GREAT finds and can't wait to see how the other things look after your touch!

Shanae said...

Wow, I had a lot of catch-up reading to do! You've been busy! Love all your goodies, and the tea cart turned out so nice! Your roses are GORGEOUS! I totally missed mine, as they bloomed like crazy while I was on vacation :(

Jillian said...

Wow, great finds and you have such great plans for everything. Can't wait to see what fabric you pick out for all the chairs.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am drooling over all your wonderful finds! Can't wait to see what you do with them all. I have a 'thing' for tea carts. Yours is beautiful! Twyla

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