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Monday, August 18

Kitchen Cart turned Gardening Station




Well school is back in session here and even though I don't have any kids in school yet, it sort of still feels like summer is coming to an end.  The weather is hot so you can't tell that summer is winding down due to that.  However, I know that fall will be here before I know it.   I felt like I found a real treasure when I saw this kitchen cart.

  I have been wanting a garden cart for a while now and this is exactly what I was looking for. 



I am just in love with chalk paint.  It is so easy to apply and there is no prep work needed.  Which is good because I absolutely hate sanding!  For this piece I chose to use Annie Sloan Provence chalk paint.  I used this same color before over here, on a picture frame I painted and antiqued.  The grey paint that I used on this piece is also chalk paint.  It's from Joann's and is called Parisian Gray. 




I am really big into creating more storage at my house right now.  I have plans on making shelves in at least 2 closets and a few other projects to help me organize my life.  Since this piece only has one drawer I decided to add a section of pegboard to one of the sides.  All I did was cut it to size, and then used some screws to secure it in place.  I think I am going to get some small baskets that I can attach to the pegboard as well as a few more hooks.  So far I have used this gardening station quite a bit and I'm excited to finally have an organized place to put all of my gardening stuff.



I just realized that when I took this picture I had not put the drawer handle back on....oops



I ended up taking out the little basket that was attached to the handle.  I am still trying to figure out a way to make it more use friendly for a garden cart.  I also might just leave it off. 











 Linking at these fabulous parties!

14 comments:

  1. I love the new gardening cart! Really makes m want to go out ans see what I have on hand in the shop to see what I can fabricate.... Hope you have a fabulous week!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. Thanks Crystelle! You sound like you know your way around building and wood working, which is awesome! You totally should make one!

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    1. Thanks Deedra! I think these kitchen carts are fairly common. If you keep an eye out I bet you could snag one for a good price like I did.

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  3. This is BRILLIANT! I never would have thought to turn a kitchen cart into a garden cart, but it makes total sense! Love that you added the peg board to the sides too!

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    1. Thanks! We just finished updating our woodworking shop and this was a left over piece. I guess I had pegboard on my mind. ;) It really provides so much more storage and quick easy access to my gardening tools.

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  4. It doesn't even look like the same cart! I also love the idea of putting a peg board on the side for more storage! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! We recently (Finally) got our shop finished and we had a little bit extra peg board. I was lucky enough that it fit the space on the side of this cart exactly!

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  5. I love this - its super cute... i may need to get one of these :)

    Fab!

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    1. Thanks Edea! I think these carts are pretty common, I have seen a few of them floating around craiglist and other used goods websites. This one was a good price and way worth it.

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  6. Love how this turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Bloggers Brag Pinterest Party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim! Love linking up to Bloggers Brag Pinterest Party!

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  7. What an amazing idea and beautiful job you did! Love the chalk paint!

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    1. Stephanie I cannot tell you how much I love chalk paint. It makes painting so easy since there is no prep work. I am actually going to try to make my own. Fingers crossed!

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