Remember this old kitchen cart which we used temporarily beside the stove to get some more counterspace? Well, it turned out we rather liked the extra space it provided so we thought we would fix it up and get it to match the rest of the kitchen / dining room.
We realized it's really invaluable to have something like this next to the stove to store pots and pans on and also to keep the salt and pepper, olive oil, prepping bowls etc... when you're cooking!
Here's the cart stripped down bare.
We screwed it apart.
Sanded the top well and the bottom adequately.
On our dining table we used a stain called "mahogany red" which we think turned out rather nice. So we decided, to use the same stain on this one, and also to paint the bottom: legs, drawer, shelf in the same semi glossy antique white. Of course we also put several coats of glossy finish on the table top to protect it and give it more depth.
We also refinished a round farmhouse table we had around in the same design at the same time.
Well here is the final result. Didn't it turn out awesome! Notice how it matches the dining table perfectly.
We removed the extra wooden part which was located on the side. It was rather large and bulky, so instead we put up the exact same towelrack which we put over the stove.
view looking into the kitchen
Here is the other round table. It's going to be used as a desk, it's just in this space temporarily; well I guess you can say we like this look: white legs, dark wood stained top!