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!


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  2. Theresa says:

    Henry looks so much happier as a girl! That cart is beautiful, nobody would ever guess what it looked like before you got your hands on it! Theresa xoxo

  3. Gail says:

    This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful makeovers I have seen! What attention to detail. Love the cart, sheet music, casters, handle, and the perfect staging. Great job!

  4. Dixie Mom says:

    Singing your praises….uh, I know, bad.
    But it did turn out lovely.
    Found you on the soiree…

  5. Amazing what a difference! This came out so really good.

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  6. Gorgeous – I LOVE Henrietta!

  7. Kristy says:

    So French Country!

  8. this is sooo pretty!!! henrietta certainly looks happier!!!

  9. Teri says:

    Gorgeous! What an awesome idea. Something like this would work perfectly in my kitchen – I will have to keep my eye out for a beat-up tea cart! :)

  10. Brenda Kula says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! You won’t believe this. But I just spent the entire afternoon decoupaging an old tea cart myself! And then I find yours. Mine is a hodge-podge of mod-podge however! And I was too lazy to paint.

  11. What a beautiful redo! Unexpected for a tea cart which is why I love it. :) Nicely done!


  12. TidyMom says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! that’s just the kind of piece I’m looking for!! I LOVE what you did with HER! ♥

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