Were you looking for trash to treasure today?
It is the first Friday of the month. Where is the trash to treasure?
I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there is no trash to treasure installment this month.
With the holiday season going on, things are crazy for us bloggers.
You will get your trash to treasure next month though. I promise.
This roadside rescue will have to suffice today, which is kind of trash to treasure anyway, right?
I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Dun, dun, dun, dun.
Dun, dun, dun.
Risin’ up back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
I hope you clued in to those lyrics. If you did, you know I think you are fabulous.
I was most definitely playing the “Eye of the Tiger” while doing this project.
With the exception of the toy chest makeover with the small stenciled birds, this was my first bigger stencil project.
And it was a success.
The cart was left alongside the road with that metal cabinet I turned into craft storage. From the beginning, I knew it was going to make a fabulous bar cart.
After sanding a few rusty spots and getting aluminum foil unstuck that had been there for no telling how long, I gave it a coat of primer, then a few coats of coral spray paint.
After it was good and dry, I used the tiger stripe stencil from Royal Designs Studio to bling out the top shelf.
I could have centered the stencil and then came back on the other side to fill it in, but I liked the thought of an off centered tiger stripe.
I’m wierd like that.
You know, I love me some gold. So, of course, the stripes would have to be gold.
I also used the Royal Designs brand of paint for the stenciling in Antique Gold, as well as their brush. I was super impressed with this paint and brush. It took one coat and I hardly used any paint at all. You just dab your brush into the paint, then dab off almost all of it.
The stencil was simple to use as well!
I may or may not have squealed a little after I saw how fab the tiger stripe looked.
I used antique gold Rub ‘N Buff* along the legs.
And isn’t she styled so fabulously?
I’m going to show you all those little details next week.
Oh, and did you notice where she is?
Humorous disclosure: This bar cart made it about two hours before the circus noticed her. At that point, I quickly removed all items from it. This stylish bar cart is now currently being pushed up and down the hall by the circus. Maybe I am training her right after all. Now, if I could just get her to slow down so that I could actually make it a bar cart again and teach her to mix a drink.
The Eye of the Tiger….
Like what you see?
Real Disclosure: Royal Designs Studio supplied me with the stencil and supplies for this project. However, all opinions and references to the circus are 100% mine.