There’s only one thing better than doing what you love, and that’s when you get to do it with other like-minded folks. Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day and my blogger friends and I have quite the assortment of makeovers for you. My project begins with this thrifted side table and ends with a child’s tea cart. Let the fun begin!
This cutie-patootie table came home with me and it sat for a bit because I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I had many ideas, but I couldn’t pick one that jumped out at me. I had done one like it before as seen in this table post. Sometimes when I need to decide I will bring the piece in question into my home and just let it be there so I can stare at it, walk by it, and let it “talk” to me.
I didn’t have it in the house long when I asked one of my kids what they thought it should be. While still speaking I said, “Ya know, it looks like a mini tea cart to me.” BINGO! That was all I needed to jumpstart my brain.
If you missed my vintage tea cart makeover, it’s truly one of my favorite pieces I’ve done and encourage you to take a peek HERE. That cart is what inspired this creation today – a child’s tea cart. This little side table was so cute with it’s flared legs, curved shelf, and event the pie crust edge. It was perfect for keeping a little one’s treasures at bay while wheeling a cart around. I am a toy nut since I thoroughly enjoy creating them and seeing a child go nuts over them. You can see my past creations in these posts.
So, here we go… First, I had to add some wheels since carts have wheels, right? ding! Well, the thing that made it a little tricky were those cute legs and their curve. See what I mean?
That’s nothing that my jigsaw couldn’t handle. I just buzzed off the part that stuck out and tapered it back to the foot and sanded it down. Now, I needed to add the holes to the legs so I could insert a dowel to use as an axle. I found placement of my wheel by measuring up from the bottom of the leg ½” – just enough to get the table off the ground. I used my drill and spade bit to make holes for the dowel axle. You want to make sure your placement is exact so the wheels turn properly, so take your time.
Once I have the holes, I cut my dowel to length making sure to take into account space needed for the wheel to rotate as well as the width of the wheel. I needed to increase the size of the hole in the wheels I had as it wasn’t big enough. (note: I got my wheels from this site in case you want to DIY a table of your own.) Wood glue was added to the end of the axles and wheels were placed on making sure to check for balance and level. I should also add that I lubed the axle holes and the axle itself with a bit of my furniture wax so everything would turn smoothly.
Time to add some more fun! This child’s tea cart needed a handle/towel bar so the wee one can push the cart from there to there. I simply gathered a few bits and pieces and created a handle.
I decided to attach it into the outer edge of the table using screws. First, I created the hole by pre-drilling and then also pre-drilling into the handle blocks so the wood wouldn’t split.
Next, I measured the length between the blocks and added the depth of the forstner bit for each block and cut the dowel to length. So, for instance, let’s say my space between the handle blocks is 12″. I added ½” (¼ + ¼) to the length for the depth of the bit I was using. My total length then wold be 12 ½” for the dowel. Make sense?
Once all was cut and prepped, I assembled with more wood glue and screws and the handle is good to go.
Since the bottom shelf didn’t have a rail to hold essentials while the child’s tea cart was in use, I decided to add my own. This galley rail is often seen on hutches and such to hold dishes on shelving. I must say, I paid way more for this stuff than I did the table. However, I think it is too cute and added so much more function. In order to attach it, I had JC help me cut them into a mitered box on our miter saw while I prepped the table. Attaching them from the bottom with screws is how I planned to make it stable. So, I needed to mark where the rails would sit and then pre-drilled the holes. Then attach with screw from the bottom up.
WRAP IT UP
For the mitered corners, I used my nailer and brads to tighten everything up. I love my tools!! #toolsoverjewels is my motto.
Since my table was a cherry/mahogany stain, I did stain the raw wood to match the table before proceeding since I planned to distress, but I didn’t want any bleed through. To prevent that, I used a stain-blocking primer and my paint brush to seal it all in. It also seals in any odors that may be present as well.
TIME FOR PAINT
First, I painted the wheels because I knew I would most likely get some on the table legs. That’s where I had a little artistic fun that I’ll show you in a bit. For the main part of the table, I used a soft pink.
I fell in love with that soft pink color when I first used it on my vintage vanity. Then, I used it again on this Ethan Allen table. It’s just so sweet! After the first coat cured, I added another coat and let it dry. Next, I added some panels of vintage wall paper to the shelf and top. Then, I used white wax to seal the paint, as well as soften it and add dimension to the nooks and crannies. Simply brush it on and the buff off with a soft cloth.
I seriously could have when crazy detailing this thing because it’s so fun. However, I reigned in my vigor and decided to add a few elements to those turnings in the galley rail.
So fun, right? I hope you love it as much as my kids and I do!
Needless to say I had such fun repurposing that side table into this child’s tea cart. My heart is in creating, especially for kids young and old. Yes, I made just about everything in this picture, including the kids. haha. If you remember a few years ago, I shared how I used many of these food items as therapy while I was pregnant with my little girl that was born too soon. I was on bedrest and created and created to keep myself from going crazy with worry. Tears flow each time I think of her and my other baby we lost as well. But…this is a happy time.
These precious two are my youngest girls and they had such a hoot helping me stage this scene. They couldn’t wait to play. So sweet they set extra settings for their sister and sibling in heaven. Sweet reunion one day!
And…to make it even more fun, I created those little cake/dessert stands from a couple metal planters and wood rounds. Aren’t they the perfect size? One more thing…for another treat, I added a music box underneath that plays, “What a friend we have in Jesus”. There has been many a toy that I have made with music boxes, and they are one of my favorite things. I purchased them from the same place I got the wheels.
I do believe that soft pink paint is the perfect color for this and the white wax gave it a soft glow I was after. So fun to see it come to life. As much as you may think I should keep this for my girls, we have no need for it as they have plenty of things I have made for them as you can see. So…if you would love to make this your own, you can find it available in my shop.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a tea party! Care to join us?
Do pin and share this repurposed child’s tea cart to inspire someone else to think outside those thrift store tables to create something new. It really is fun!
Up next, I’m going to be taking these thrifted finds and turning them into something new – BIG surprise! haha. See what they look like now – head HERE.
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Dee Dee says
Love this little cart! If I win, the first piece I’d paint is my small little dresser that I love so much. It’s now painted a soft yellow, (I don’t know why I did THAT!), hahaha. I liked it at the time but the yellow has to go. It has 6 lower drawers, 3 on each side and 3 small drawers across the top. It and a few pieces that I’ve picked up through the years would look so pretty pained a soft frenchie blue with the soft white wax that you seem to love. I’m getting so pumped up now, I hope I win! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! :>)
Thank you, Dee Dee!
Karen R says
I love what you did withthat table. The color is just gorgeous and your little girls looks so sweet.
So glad you like it, Karen. Thank you!
What an adorable, musical tea cart you made for your girls and Oh, so creative. Who had thought taking an end table and transforming it into a cart. Absolutely love it. I’m sure your girls will get lots of enjoyment having their own tea cart. Your little creations of ‘food items’ are so real looking.
I have a tea cart that could use a whole new make-over and also a large chest of drawers that I would like to repaint so the Dixie Belle paint sure would come in handy.
Thank U 4 this wonderful giveaway opportunity
Thank you for the love, Colleen. Tea carts are so fun!
Christina in SW FL says
Oh my stars, you did a GREAT job with this cart makeover, go you!!
I’ve never tried Dixie Bell yet would like to try it on a couple of folding chairs. If I like it there, I have a pyramid cd storage furniture piece that is currently golden oak and could use a freshen up. Might go grey and white with it.
Thank you for the inspiration!
Such fun to get that idea out of my head. Thanks, Christina!
This is simply adorable! So very creative!! I have been wanting to try then Dixie Bell paint. I wouldn’t even know whereby to start. I have a few piece so stashed in my garage and some pieces currently in my house to do a makeover on. My decorating style has change and I have been using paint to avhive the new look/style. Amazing what paint and new hardware can do!
Thank you, Amy. Fun to do. Paint works wonders!
So sweet! I love that you made it all. and a music box that’s plays “What a friend we have in Jesus” Perfect!
Pure delight for me, Debbie. Thank you. 🙂
Sherry Fram says
That is just adorable!! Who knew you could make a tea cart out of a side table!! The first thing I would paint would be my kitchen table then my coffee table.
Only a nut, right? hahaha! Thank you for the giggle, Sherry.
Wendy D. says
I love how this project turned out. So cute.
Thank you, Wendy.
Kat Emerick says
This is adorable! I have a couple of small tables that I am thinking of redoing. I am trying to find the right color. It is hard because Dixie Belle has so many beautiful colors to choose from.
Thank you! Yes, the sure do.
Melissa Gustafson says
Thank you for the giggly fun, Melissa! 😀
Alison S says
I have some chairs I’d like to paint.
Sandi Jones says
This is the sweetest! Tea Rose is the perfect subtle pink. Just lovely!
It’s not often a pink sets well with me, so this is definitely a winner.
Lissa Lance says
The tea cart is so sweet! My girls would have loved it when they were little. I have a dresser that is waiting to be painted, it is being used as a tv stand with lots of storage, but while functional, not very fashionable.
Thank you, Lissa. Sounds like a good project piece.
Rebecca - Knoxville,TN says
What a sweet little tea cart and your daughters are darling! I have 3 boys so no pink in my house 😉
I’m working on an end table pulled out of someones trash pile – Trashure! It’s painted in dropcloth and I Looove the Dixie Belle Paint! I “need” to try more colors and the gatorhide.
We have such fun with both blues and pinks around here. haha! Thank you for the love, Rebecca.
Oh my! That turned out so cute! It really is the perfect shade of pink. I always love your ideas and this one is up at the top!
How fun is that to hear?! Thanks so much, Cecilia.
Kim N says
Oh Larissa, how I would love to spend a year or so as your apprentice. God has blessed you with a very creative mind and ability. This cart is as cute as can be! The color is just right and the rail adds that perfect touch. Some little girl is going to be verrry happy.
Kim, you just made my day. Thank you for those sweet words. I truly appreciate it.
Kelly Howard says
A musical tea cart? OH MY STARS, I want to be a little girl again! I have waaay too many projects that deserve this awesome paint, but the first would be my own desktop. I love what ingenuity and paint can do!
I know, right?! I wanted things like this and love to create it for others. So fun!
This is the cutest makeover ever! The color is perfect and btw love all the felted ‘cake & food’ accessories, and your hand painted design on the spindles.
Too many projects in the queue, not sure which one is next, but would love to try this brand of paint.
Thanks! I have a blast making toys in any form. Can’t wait for grandkids!!
Michelle Garrett says
This cart is adorable!! I have seen many similar tables at garage sales and would never thought to make into a cart! If I win the Dixie Bell Paint I am going to paint my dining room server. Thank you for sharing your ideas and products!!
Better grab one next time, right?? hee hee hee. Thank you so much. My pleasure to share.
Cindy Downing says
I LOVE what you did with this little table. i have a fullsize version with the same style. i want to paint my kitchen cabinets with Dixie Bell
That will be sweet!
Becky G says
That color is A-mazing!! love it.
Isn’t it though?! I just love it too.
So Adorable! Cant wait to make one for my grandbabies !
They will love it and you will be the bestest grandma!
Debra Wise says
What a lovely tea cart! You are such a genius to come up with this idea from a coffee table. Your girls look so precious and are so sweet to include their sister in heaven. You have such a sweet family and you are truly an inspiration!
They are my all in all. Thank you so much for the love, Debra.
hello! I have a small chest of drawers that needs to have the painted “apothecary look” lol Thanks for the inspiration with your creative tea cart; its beautiful!
The pink tea cart is precious! My girls would have loved to have this when they were younger. Since I am new to painting furniture I would start with something small like a picture frame.
That’s a great way to start…and it’s fun!
You never cease to amaze me! This little tea cart is soooo cute.
I, I too,have an antique dresser,chest of drawers and coffee table to re-do and would like to try this paint. My dilemma is what color! LOL
Yay! I’m so glad you like it!! I hear ya on color choices. They have so many!
Love this cart!
Awesome!! Thank you.
Donna Gonzalez says
Love the tea cart. And this is why I need some grandDAUGHTERS. GrandSONS are great, but they wouldn’t appreciate this at all, unless I painted it black and put pokemon or minecraft emblems on it.
bwahahaha!! You made me LOL, Donna! One day for you.. 🙂
Tammy Shelton says
I admire you so much!! ~~
If I’m lucky and win the giveaway I’ll tackle a big ole armoire in my garage.
awww…hugs!! Thank you, Tammy!
I LOVE this idea. I have a similar table and I think I just figured out what to do with it 😉 Thanks for your ability to see new purpose in old things.
Sweet! That’s so fun!
Marcie Lovett says
Adorable idea! I’ve seen other posts about Dixie Belle BOSS and would love to try it and the white wax.
Thanks! You have to try it.
Adorable……love the colour! Well, I would paint a cute little wood stool that has seen better days….I too love painting, ever since I was a little girl actually….well done Larissa – thank you for the contest! 🙂
It is soft and so right. Sounds like fun!
Kris Warne says
How blessed your children are to have such a creative Momma. Your God-given talents are shining brightly. I just love watching how your visions take shape to become reality. ❤
I am so blessed to have them to create for. Thank you!
Patty Soriano says
Aren’t your girls the sweetest little models ! What a great idea to turn that table into a tea cart! I probably would have just left it as a table, since I’m in LOVE with small tables! And that’s what I will probably paint if I were to win the paint. But I also have some chairs that are going to a family of refugees, and those probably should be prettified first! Thanks for the inspiration, Larissa! and the chance to win such a wonderful gift!
Thank you, Patty. You bet!
kandice kullmann says
OMG I cant handle the cuteness!!
haha…You know you want one. 😀
What a sweet cart. What little girl wouldn’t want one. Love the pink and the railings on the bottom. I have never used this paint but, after seeing all your beautiful items of so many colors I would love to give it a try. I have a table kinda like yours I have been wanting to redo. Thanks for another great makeover!
Thank you, Bonnie. You will fast become addicted when you do, especially if you’ve tried others. I’ve used so many and felt I’d never find the right one. This truly is it.
This is absolutely adorable, Larissa! Such a great new use for this little table! XOXO
Thank you, Christy. 😀
Robyn Wright says
Totes Adorbs!!! You are so creative! And your teaching your children to use their creative minds as well.
Pure bliss I get being able to share with you. Thank you!
Everything that you and your children do is amazing. I enjoy reading your blog and getting inspiration from you.
What sweet words you have for us. Thank you very much, Sarisa.
Doreen Hill says
Hi Larissa, Love, love, love your tea cart makeover! You are so inspiring.
So wonderful to hear, Doreen. Thank you!
That is adorable! My granddaughter would love that teacart!
Yay! So fun to hear.
Judy Newell says
You have such a great eye for detail. Thanks again for sharing your skills with us. This tea cart is so pretty. It makes me wish I was young again!
It is my pleasure. Thank you for making it fun to share.
Emily Nelson says
I absolutely LOVE working with Dixie Belle products!
Awesome! So glad to hear it. Many fall head-over-heels too.
Debbie Caldwell says
This teacart is pure genius! This table is pretty common so should be easy to find to make one of these adorable carts!
That’s why I had to do something fun as their value isn’t much as a table. Right up my alley! 😀
Alicia H says
Super sweet project! Perfect color choice!!! Love all you share!
You made my day, Alicia. Thank you!
Nola Allwine says
Very cute! If i won the contest I would paint a few things for staging my home for sale.
It is a beautiful transformation!
Thank you, Joanne.
Mary Kaiser says
Your Girls are so adorable. You have made such amazing things for them that will always be great memories for them for the rest of their lives.
Thank you, Mary. We actually aren’t keep the cart as they have a whole different play center we made them, but yes, they love that even more. The cart is for sale in my shop. 🙂
The tea cart is absolutely adorable! I may have to find a table to fix up like this!
You go for it and show me when you do, K? 😀
Fonda Rush says
I have a book shelf I need to paint.
Frances Batson says
Love the tea cart. It is so sweet. My greatgrands would really enjoy this. I have a list of things to paint come spring.
It would be a fun work-together project for grandma and grands! I do too…very long one. 😉
Chris DuVall says
This cart is absolutely darling, you added so much love and detail to it. I also can’t wait to see what you do with the tray and picture.
I’m so glad you think so. It was hard not to go all out because I enjoy it so. Thank you! I can’t wait to show you.
Mary West says
I would probably paint a laundry cart!
SONJA HANSEN says
First, that tea cart is absolutely adorable. What a lucky little girl.
I have a nightstand that my son made at shop in High School. Definitely a beginner piece, but it is sturdy and I need it in my boy’s theme guest room. I want to paint it red and decoupage a map on the top. It will be a great project to try Dixie Belle out. Thanks.
That sounds like fun!
You’re amazing!!! What a darling and clever way to repurpose the end table and it plays music too, come on! I’m in awe that you made the treats too – way cuter than store bought.
tee hee! I had a blast and you know it. I have a slight felted wool fetish and it’s such a great medium to work with. Thanks, Marie!
What a brilliant idea! The tea cart turned out amazing. The first project I would paint would be a curio cabinet that has seen better days.
Thanks! Sounds good.
Larissa your talent and vision is always AMAZING!! Such a sweet idea and adding the music box, so special. Wish I had a little one to give that to. I love my Dixie Belle paints. Your girls are getting so big ?
Thank you for the sweet hug, Pamela. Yes, there needs to be a pause button so I can stop and savor these moments more.
Meagan Dennis says
This is an awesome idea! I love the tea cart! My favorite thing to do is repurpose furniture, fix it up, and make it new again! It’s one of my favorite hobbies! You were so creative with this, it has inspired me!
I’m so excited to hear that, Meagan. That’s what it’s all about.
Perfect use for this little table Larissa… looks so sweet I want to join in on that tea party! 🙂
Come on over, girl!
I wouldnt know what to paint first I have so many projects! Thanks for giveaway!
You bet. 🙂
Lee Ann Kuhn says
another great repurpose Larissa
Thank you, Lee Ann.
Marisa Hood says
another amazing transformation Larissa!! If I win the Dixie Belle paint – i would love to paint an old art deco console that I picked up last year at a garage sale…I always look forward to see your furniture flips!
That would be sweet! I’m so happy to hear it. Thank you!
You do the most adorable pieces!!! Just love following you and your adventures.
I’m so glad to have you along, Teri. Thank you!!
What a great idea to take an old end table and turn it into a tea cart! My girls would absolutely love this! The paint seems amazing! I’m going to have to give it a try!
You should find one to recreate with them. It would be so fun!
Jennifer King says
Adorable! Love your creativity and your heart! May God continue to bless you!
Your blessings and love are felt, Jennifer. Thank you!
carol clark says
ihave a table id paint
Thank you so much!
Susie Gasser says
I have this exact table sitting in my shop and I’ve been looking at it for a few weeks trying to decide on a color!
Great minds think alike…and think and think…hahaha! So cool!
Melissa Miller says
I have a antique vanity that I would love to paint
I love vanities!
Tangerine Oliver says
Too cute! I love it!
You’re so fun! Thank you.
Great idea! I would paint table and chairs
Thanks! You will love it.
Margie K Berry says
I just found your website and I LOVE IT HERE!!! Thei dainty little pink tea car is perfection. If I were to win the Dixie Belle Paints, I would certainly redo a chest presently in my bedroom. It requires some TLC, and I’ve put it off for forever as I have been undecided about what to do with it. Seeing this tea car gives me inspiration to just “gto for it.” Thank you and I look forward to seeing many more of your projects!
aww…I think you just made me blush! Thank you so much, Margie. Glad to have you!
This is beyond adorable! You’re very talented. Thanks for sharing!
My kids are my life and I love to create for them and kids of all ages. Thank you!
Carol Claremont says
You are talented beyond belief! I love the cart – it should entertain little girls for hours. (Not in my family as the youngest girl is my granddaughter, who is 19 and just finishing up her sophomore year in college. I do have a couple of jars of Dixie Belle paint and I love it. I used it to paint 3 thrift store picture frames and then just before Christmas, I painted some small pieces of wood with Christmas themes. They are almost small enough to use as ornaments. That paint is just perfect for crafting and I love to paint . Having major foot surgery next week and will be in wheelchair for 6 weeks but I can wheel myself up to our harvest table to paint things for Spring. I was able to do that when I broke my femur 3 years ago and was in wheelchair for 3 months.
Thanks for the giggle! Wow! You are a trooper, girl. Keep on going!
Maryann Smith says
Really cute! I’m sure any little girl would feel special having that made for her.
I sure hope so. Thank you, Maryann.
Adorable little cart!! You r creativity never ceases to amaze me! ?
I’m so glad to hear it, Sandi, because I try!
Kathy Wells says
Love the tea cart. So fun! I would use the Dixie Belle paint on a vintage cedar chest I purchased at an auction.
Thanks! Ooh…I love cedar chests and just did one too.
Oh my goodness! How absolutely adorable! I love to see your creations. To answer the question as to what I would paint first, I have some beautiful walnut bedroom furniture passed down to me from my parents. It’s pretty dated and could use a makeover to match my country style bedroom. What a difference it would make. I’ve been putting it off for well over a decade. If I win, this may just be the best motivation to transform the pieces into something I love to look at.
Yahoo! That is super awesome to hear. Thank you! Paint can do wonders, especially this brand. You will love it!
Zebrina Easterday says
Ooh I have a curio cabinet I’ve been wanting to takle. Thx, for the opportunity. 🙂
Danelle Fuller says
Cute tea cart, iIam loving the color! I believe I would paint a 2-tier side table with Dixie belle paint!
Marji Hughes says
I just discovered your blog – this won’t be my last visit 🙂
Thanks, too, for sharing a piece of your heart about your children that you’ve lost. It always seems to help me a bit when I connect with someone else who knows that particular pain (my son was an adult – different and yet, not so much). Stay strong – and keep creating beautiful things!
So glad you found me, Marji. It is all the same to me as our hearts our in our children. They take a piece with us. Hugs to you and thank you for the love.
Awesome re-do !! Love your posts ? And…Dixie Belle Paint is awesome !! I’ve used it a few times & have had good results. Thanks for the giveaway !!
Love your makeover! Such a great idea and it turned out so cute! I would use the paint to paint a wooden dollhouse that I am having fun making over.
Ooh…I love dollhouses! I have made several – you will have a blast with it I’m sure. Fun!
Naomi S. says
That is a cute little tea cart for sure! Wish my girls were still little. I’d be tempted to buy it! Alas, they are “big ladies” now with their own little ones, except they are little boys—each has two and my youngest daughter’s boys are twins who just turned seven. They probably wouldn’t be caught dead playing with a tea cart! Unless it had super heroes or Ninjas painted on it!!
Seriously, I would love to try some of the products that you use. I would just love to win! Thanks for holding this generous giveaway!
That is so funny!! I sure hope you win, Naomi. 😀
Naomi S. says
Oh, I forgot to say what I would use the giveaway items for first! I have a little half-moon table that was my grandparents’ that I have been wanting to paint, so I think I would start with that.
I love those kinds of tables because they can go anywhere. I snag them up whenever I can.
Beautiful! What great vision and imagination
Thank you for saying so, Teresa.
Such a creative idea and the perfect color! I’ve been wanting to try Dixie Bell paint and would start with a sweet vanity I picked up recently. It is currently a really bad lavender paint job and I think the small beauty is begging for some teal!
Love the idea of teal as a change-up. It will be awesome!
I am so anxious to try the paint and a new project
Kayla Starr says
This is so sweet! We have all little boys in our family right now (including our first due March 2nd!) So I don’t get to use pink much. But this is absolutely adorable! I especially love the added touchest to the bottom shelf! What is the angle brus you used? I didn’t see a name. Beautiful work 🙂
Thank you, Kayla. Congrats on the new babe on the way! I did have such fun with this. The brush is linked in the post, but you can find it here: https://prodigalpieces.com/product/paint-brushes
Kayla Starr says
Thank you 🙂 we are very excited! It’s awesome to make things for little ones… you can just see the joy! Thanks for the link … for some reason my phone doesn’t like to download everything. It’s old Lol
haha…kinda like me.
JULIE H. says
What a cute tea cart! I’ve necer used Dixie Belle brand chalk paint, but I love all the colors. I’ve got a few projects sitting here needing new life… a pedestal table, a wooden clock, and a dresser to name a few things I could use Dixie Belle on! Thanks for sharing 🙂
You will love it! You can even custom mix your own with the vast array they offer to make even more. It’s fun!
Larissa, Wow, just look at this adorable tea cart! I love the pink color and hand painted details that you’ve added to it, that really makes it! I am certain this will be well loved and used by a special little one for years and years. I enjoyed seeing your sweet little assistants enjoying Mommy’s fine work!
Thank you, Kaycee. They love to help me stage and especially get to play. Fun for me to see them taking interest in what I do.
Wendy Maxwell says
Thank you, Wendy!
Kathy E. says
Seeing your sweet tea cart makes me long for a grand-daughter! Perhaps God will bless me with one some day. In the meantime, I have a golden oak side table that needs a make over and Dixie Belle paint would give it a new life!
Aww…I sure hope He does. I can’t wait to see what grands I am blessed with one day. 🙂
This is genius for my daisy she’s 2 and would love it
What a fun age! They are so full of energy and wanting to learn EVERYTHING. Yay!
Love that tea cart its definitely my style and LOVE that pink color. I have a side table almost identical to the one you just showed. I think I may have to move that up to the front of my project list. I also just purchased a bench that I plan on working on next. Fingers crossed and hope I win! 🙂
A gal after my own heart – woot! Sounds like fun, Regina. 😀
I love the tea rose paint. Hope to paint my daughters dresser in it soon.
That sounds perfect.
Love this so much! Larissa is an amazing artist! I have a pine armoire waiting for me to get my courage up! And to pick a color(s) when there are so many beautiful choices…
You can do it, Staci! Color choice is half the battle for sure. I’m positive you will rock it. 🙂
The tea cart is adorable! I love the pale pink color. I’m getting ready to redo a kitchen cart that’s currently painted shiny black.
Ooh…that sound like a prime candidate. Hope you have fun with it!
Rebecca Drake says
Thanks for the giveaway!
What a sweet tea cart and the DB Tea Rose color matches my niece’s new bedroom….time for me to for a few pieces to join the lighted ballet table I crafted earler. Make it a great day!
I bet she loved that to pieces. So fun!
Debb Hulseman says
Any little girl would remember that forever. I have 2 tables that are very similar. I have been contemplating what to do with them. You have given me some great ideas
Thank you for getting what I was after. I feel these years are so important to create a lifelong foundation. I certainly had fun!
Kelly Daniems says
So stinking cute. I’m inspired. The first thing I would paint would be a vintage vanity. ❤️❤️
Yippee!! Thank you for saying so.
So cute. I would have loved this as a little girl.
Me too and why I create…haha. So fun to get ideas out of my head too.
Thank you, Sharon!
Julie Boyd says
This is so awesome! My little girl would love this!!
You made me smile, Julie. So happy to hear it – thank you!
What a great idea! And that pink is so pretty! I have a buffet that I would love to paint in Bunker Hill Blue. So many pretty colors to choose from with Dixie Belle Paint!
That is one color I can’t wait to try. Just waiting for the right piece to come along. 😉
Love this and the color! Perfect!?
Angelica Gildon says
I absolutely love this! My two daughters would loves. Tea Party Boutique fancy!!!
That’s the spirit! We have so many tea sets around here and often have to take tea time. tee hee hee.
Kristin Hunteman says
I’m just back into the furniture painting game. So inspired to make a cart like this for my house!
Switlana Long says
This is absolutely adorable and you did an amazing job! Thank you so much for the step by step process. I will definitely have to find one of these to make for my girls!
Yay! I sure hope you do and they can even help you with it to make it more special. Have fun!
This cart is so cute, and the perfect delicate pink! There is a small accent table I have that I’ve been waiting to paint, just need to find the right color!
It will be fun to take on since I feel these little tables are so versatile. Hope you win!
Love this! My first project would definitely be a dresser. And then the bookcase in my kitchen. 🙂
Always something fun to paint, right? 😀
Super cute. It came together well. The tiny little accents just make the piece.
Thank you, Melissa. Fun to decorate and get creative.
You read my mind. Thank you. 🙂
Oh my goodness this is just so sweet! What a great find and you did such a good job. Love that you transformed it into this fun tea cart, so super cute!
I could go nuts on something like this. It’s so fun for me!
Cherie Schneider says
I have found this post (and many of your others) very interesting. I have a sewing machine cabinet for a 301A machine that needs a ton of TLC. I have filled in the problem areas with wood filler, sanded it and now—to paint it. The cabinet is nothing special (it is not a Queen Anne cabinet) but the sewing machine is and I want the cabinet to look just as lovely as the machine. I’m building up courage to get some paint and do it.
Thank you, Cherie. I’m sure it will be absolutely beautiful.
Looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try it.
Susanne Fishwild says
What a cute refurbish idea. Any little girl would love this cart.
Thank you for saying so.
So adorable. I love how you see what an item can become. Thank you for the inspiration
It’s fun to create. Thank you!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
This is super adorable, Larissa! It will make some little girls very happy for sure!
Thank you, Jen! We had fun creating.
Patricia Hanson says
I would paint a old sewing cabinet I have had forever in Savannah mist .for a night stand
Sounds like a plan.
Erin M says
I have an old beat up nightstand that I’d love to give some new life to.
Another charming project! You are so creative.
Thank you so much, Michelle.
Hello! Lovely make over! First thing I would paint if I win the giveaway would be a lovely old display cabinet and I think I’d use the pretty pink colour you used on the tea cart. Great blog!
Hi there! So glad to have you along for the fun.
Toni A says
So cute. What little girl would not love to have a cute little tea cart. I have a old beat up desk i would love to finish next.
I love working on desks. You’ll have fun!
Beverly Ritch says
I love this tea cart and how you created it! So adorable to inspire a little girls imagination!
Thank you for a chance to win some great paint too! I need to get busy and this will help motivate me 🙂
You are not alone, Beverly. I have a stash of potential staring at me right now. 😀
I’d paint a small chest of drawers sitting in my basement.
Thank you. That should be a fun project. 😀
I always love everything you do!
You are the best, Terri! 😀
This little cart is so cute! I’m thinking about tackling or dining room suite that belonged to my great- grandparents but am a little nervous about it. Any tips?
Thanks! They can seem daunting, but like my father says, “The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time”. You can do it!
Sue Pagels says
So cute!!! And I would love to try that paint! I use ASCP and would be fun to try something new! Thanks for the chance 🙂
You are most welcome, Sue!
Julia Harting says
Love this little Rea cart. You’ve inspired me to make one for my granddaughter. Thank you Larissa!
She will love it!
Sheila Peoples says
I have an end table that I want to paint and I need to replace the top. Sea Glass is my inspiration. I love it. It looks so beautiful I may redo my bedroom furniture with it.
It’s a beautiful color.
Lisa Wilson says
So pretty! Perfect for little princesses ?
Thank you, Lisa.
Larissa that is absolutely adorable! I love all the little details that you added. The “sweet treats” are so precious too!
Complete fun for me to do. Thank you!
Justin Lynn says
Just perfect in pink! Making something gorgeous and useful from a thrifted or FREE item & giving it a new life is my favorite thing ever. Thank you for sharing ?
Yes, it sure does feel good! Thank you. 😀