Do you see those clean lines with the twist of character in those wheel spokes? It was the large front wheels that spoke to me at the fairground flea market this Saturday morning. It was a beautiful day - the sun had finally broken through the clouds and cold and the air smelled like cinnamon pretzels and cigars (I don't know if that last part was so pleasant...)
I had been looking at IKEA utility carts and DIY projects to transform them with gold spray paint. These carts run around $35, and then the hassle of taping them off, painting them, and finding inserts for the shelves makes me feel like the overall worth would be more around $50-60.
Guess what I got this cart for? $35. (Haggled down from $45, go Bailey!)
The finish is a brassy gold, which goes perfectly with the 11 x 14 mirrors I found at the Dollar Tree (3 of them) that have brassy gold frames. The push handle has the finish worn from it - someone really used this thing!
The shelves are a strong plastic or metal with a "wood" finish on it. There are some spots of sticky grime I'll work on otherwise I don't see putting any other elbow grease into it.
Do you have any suggestions for removing dust spots on the metal, or adding protective coatings? What flea market finds have you brought home recently?