Monday, February 25, 2013

TV cart revised

A long time ago 
(ok, well at least 10 years ago), 
I got this little tv cart to use as a nightstand in my bedroom. 
It had wheels and it served it's purpose well. 
This little guy has been moved around for a while, wearing different hats...even holding a small tv.
I moved this at the end of our hallway, right outside the girls bedroom.
I needed a place where the girls could sit and put their shoes on AND

I needed some extra shoes' storage.

Now it was time to paint it.
One coat of this
and one coat of latex paint

I added a writing that brings me a smile every time I look at it:
Benvenuti Amici
(welcome friends)

I also made a simple dropcloth skirt to cover the already piled up shoes.
All done.

...well, now I will work on the mirror on the wall...not pictured...

Cost of project $0
the cart was free,
the paint I already had on hand,
the dropcloth was a strip left over from previous projects.

Stay Frugal,


Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A great little makeover and I love the greeting.

Anonymous said...

what a great make over!!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a great makeover. I hold on to things too and there is a reason for it.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Functional AND pretty to look at. You did a good job on the message.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Awesome makeover Daniela...I love the added script!

Rhonda said...

Great project! Pretty and useful

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

perfect when you can update something old and make it useful! Well done!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

This is a great makeover, Daniela! I never would have thought of something like this.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

WOW. That turned out great. I love that you hand painted an Italian saying. I also love that you added some drop cloth to hide the shoes...that is brilliant.

Kelly said...

That is really a great makeover! I love the writing you added.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

That's an amazing make over! Awesome job! Love it!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Your Benvenuti Amici is a practical dream! You are a smart stylist. Lucky husband for having such a brainy wife!

Maria Elena said...

Daniela, this is an awesome makeover! I also hold on to things. It is a constant battle in this house and my answer always is, I don't need it now, but I may need it later. :) Great post!

Cristina Garay said...

The writing makes it so unique! Great makeover!

Sarah said...

What a GREAT, great idea. The hubs always gets on me for keeping all my shoes out in plain view so I might need to find something like this. :)

Anonymous said...

That is so cute, I love seeing items repurposed and looking better than they did originally for their intended purpose.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That's aweseome Daniella! I love that you put Italian words on it - I assume they are Italian anyway :)

Tanya Runkle said...

You never cease to amaze me Dani!! I love how you can turn something you already have that is ok, into something completely new and fabulous :)

xo, Tanya

deborah said...

It looks awesome! It's amazing what a little time and paint can do.

I always like the feeling of having an idea that organizes an area a little better and works for what we're needing in our home.

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

How perfect! It is amazing what paint will do! It looks great and the cloth is perfect to hide the shoes! Best part...FREE!

Revi said...

Much nicer! It's like a new piece.
Love the italian lettering, too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute and simple idea.

Kathy Moody said...

That is my kind of project! Beautiful and useful. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week.