Painting & Staining The Wooden Kitchen Cart

Thu May 31, 2012 1:56 pm
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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!

Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:18 pm
Name: Dinah | Comment: Wow! This is beautiful! Stopping by from I love your site! I got your email. Replying shortly :)

Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:54 pm
Name: Michelle Rayburn | Comment: I love it! Thanks for sharing with my readers.

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Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:47 am
Name: Debbie | Comment: I am looking for a kitchen cart. Where did this one come from originally?

Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:26 pmHi Debbie, the cart was originally a gift so I don't actually know where it's from. Good luck finding something!

Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:21 am
Name: Tonya@mycozylttlefarmhouse | Comment: .Your kitchen is adorable!

Thu May 31, 2012 11:35 am
Name: Meredith URL: Comment: Hi! Do you mind telling me how you repainted the bottom of your cart and table? Did you sand it down and paint directly on it, or did you use a primer/sealer, then paint? It looks really good! My email address is

Thank you!

Thu May 31, 2012 1:56 pmMeredith, We sanded and primed the white parts of the cart and the table before painting.

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