Chalkboard Kitchen Cart

Good evening- I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend and got to spend some good, quality time with family and friends!

Nick and I traveled to Athens, Georgia for a wedding so I was not able to get much work done in the paint shop (but we had a great time at the wedding!), so I figured it would be a perfect time to share this piece with you all.

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I finished up this fun cart a few weeks ago but am just now getting around to photographing it….

I went to pick up a dresser from a craigslist find, and saw this little cabinet sitting in the corner.  I asked the owner if it was for sale and ended up taking it home with me.

This is how it looked before…

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It is definitely a more modern piece than I am used to working with, but I thought it would be fun to switch it up and try something different.

After finding stickers all over the sides and back of the cart, I was inspired to take a more kid-friendly approach to this makeover… I immediately thought of chalkboard paint.

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I sanded down the top and body  and primed the areas where the chalkboards would go.

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I applied 3 coats of Emperor’s Silk ASCP on the outside,

stained the top in Dark Walnut, and replaced the torn screens on the doors with chicken wire.

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And tadddaa!  Here it is all prettied up!

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I think this is a really fun and versatile piece…it could be used in a playroom or kitchen for storage or as a coffee car in a dining or living room.

The chalkboard feature is perfect for keeping little ones entertained while whipping up dinner!

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The backside has even more chalkboard area…

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I hope you enjoyed my spin on this more modern piece!

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Linking to these parties!

Not Just a House Wife

Cedar Hill Ranch

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Miss Mustard Seed

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