Tea Cart Sheet Music Revamp

Although I must admit I don’t actually have any tea trolleys in my home (hmmm, that might need to change) I do just love them. So when I spied this little guy on the curb I knew he’d be coming straight home with me.

I gotta say that he did kinda just sit around for a while at first. I was waiting for him to ‘tell’ me just what he wanted to become and eventually he did lean over and whisper in my ear, “Make me a girl. I wanna be all dressed-up in vintage cream and sweet sepia sheet music”.

Well, who am I to argue?

So, I got to cleaning and sanding, priming, painting and glazing decoupaging and sealing.

And eventually she emerged….

I love the original rusty old castors.

For that added little touch I covered the dowel hand rail with sheet music too.

I think he, oh…I mean she is much happier now!


  1. Tanya says:

    pretty girl!

  2. Amanda says:

    You’ve done such a fantastic job – I like the added hand rail which gives a nice touch. You are so clever!

  3. Shaunna says:

    Yes, much happier this way! Love it!!! I’m in a sheet music mode, myself. :) kind of covering everything with them. -shaunna :)

  4. beautiful as usual, kris! i just love the handle. it all has just the right amount of sheet music, too.

  5. Just beautiful…he turned out to be a pretty she♥


  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Kris.

  7. This is a wonderful transformation….the sheet music is such a clever touch! Happy Halloween!

  8. m e g a n says:

    I love it! I don’t have a tea cart either and am thinking that should change as well if I had one like this!

  9. Nutbird says:

    Fab-u-lous! One of the prettiest projects this year. I love the staging. Ann

  10. Kathy says:

    I think this table is lovely -I picture your post in county Home magazine -just simply lovely

  11. Alyssa says:

    She’s a beauty and would sell for big bucks! Your photo is so crisp! Nice work~ Alyssa of Boston B

  12. Jean says:

    Oh so lovely. Yes, I’m sure he/she is much happier now.

  13. Amy Kinser says:

    I would love a makeover like that one. It’s perfect.

  14. NanaDiana says:

    I love it! It is absolutely perfect and the music on the handle was the perfect finishing touch! Hugs- Diana

  15. michelle says:

    What a beautiful cart! The sheet music really adds that feminine touch! Great find and finish!

  16. ani's house says:

    I Love it!! You are so clever and your work is super neat too!!

  17. Lovely!

  18. I love how you transformed Henry into Henrietta :-) The sheet music looks great – really adds an interesting & unique touch to him. I mean her :-)


  19. I ADORE this little cart. Henrietta is gorgeous and I love how you styled her up with the lovely fan and white accessories and lemons. I could see this being sold at Restoration Hardware for a pretty penny!

  20. Kerry says:

    That’s so cool Kris, and you must have the best street junk in the universe! Have a great time at the beach.

  21. I really love the way you;ve covered the handles too. It’s beautiful!

  22. I love it! I like the covering of the handles. It gives it a very professional look. Great job.

  23. She turned out wonderful! Love the sheet music.
    xo, Sherry

  24. Sarah B says:

    Wow, you are so clever – and what a great find! Why can’t I find these things? The only things I see on throw out days are those crappy green plastic outdoor chairs and we already have some of those!!

  25. That is lovely! I have a real soft spot for tea trolleys, but keep selling them! The one I am going to keep, I haven’t got around to painting yet…story of my life, lol. What do you use as your antiquing medium – wood stain, wax?
    xx Karen

  26. Catherine says:

    Oh yes, Henry was always destined to be a girl, because Henrietta is just gorgeous!!!


  27. The sheet music adds the perfect touch to this cart. Fabulous!

  28. Christine says:

    How sweet! I’d love a little trolley like that!

  29. OH. MY. GOD. SHE is beautiful! I am so in love with this! Did it have those cute little wheels on it already, it doesn’t look like it in the before pics. If they weren’t on it originally they sure do look like they belong!


  30. I can see a ton of imagination and work went into your project. Very beautiful and original.

  31. Karena says:

    Kristine, it is beautiful!! It is giving me inspiration for a new project!!

    Come and see my latest find, ….I would love your thoughts!

    Art by Karena

  32. She’s just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Tuesday! :o)
    Larri at Seams Inspired

  33. You found him on the side of the road?! I’m so jealous. He turned into such a beauty! Great job!!

  34. Very nice! You gave it so much character!

  35. Fabulous! I love tea trolleys, although I must admit I didn’t know that’s what they were called. And the sheet music – such personality!

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

  36. Krafty Kat says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I am in love with sheet music right now. I can just see someone pushing the trolley down the hallway, humming an old tune from the music decoupaged on it. You did a fantastic job!

  37. Tara says:

    Loved this post and I linked it up at Trendy Treehouse. We have a party every wednesday to share creative projects, recipes, ect. Hope you come by to see and to grab a {Trendy Blog Award} on our button page. And hope you come by next week to link up your posts too!


  38. Polly says:

    love it!!

  39. I love it!

  40. Melissa says:

    This is fantastic – LOVE it!


  41. Anna See says:

    stunning and fabulous!!!! how did you turn the sheet music sepia colored?

  42. It looks amazing! Just beautiful, well done!

  43. You’ve not only give it a new face, you give it a new personality! I love it. Thank you for sharing this lovely cart on Tuesday’s Boardwalk Bragfest!

  44. Kris, I’m thrilled that you linked this up. I am in LOVE with this project. I will be featuring it next week!

  45. Rene says:

    I am impressed! You did quite a transformation Henrietta. She’s gorgeous.


  46. Stephanie says:

    I love her!

  47. Amy Meyer says:

    That is such a transformation! Great job!

  48. Love the creativity with the music sheets! They really add alot to that adorable trolley. And the way you displayed your treasures on top is just perfect! :)

    xoxo laurie

  49. I love it,it came out so pretty!

  50. Very cute!

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