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DIY mini kitchen rolling cart

DIY mini kitchen island yellow- 20

Hello everyone,

How are you doing? I hope you all had a great weekend. For us it’s been calm and unproductive: we’ve been busy watching movies and eating popcorn. Due to the bad weather we’ve been having in Montreal, almost all my projects have taken a back seat.

Some of you might remember that May 20th was Nate’s birthday. Our lucky boy, celebrated his second birthday twice this year: a party with hubby’s family and another one with my family. Unfortunately not everyone was able to make it but we made sure he had a great time. The same weekend of his birthday, my sister-in-law, gave Nate his first real hair cut with an electric clipper. He was crying and screaming the whole time. Holding on to me for dear life. We had to stop before completing the hair cut for fear of irreversibly traumatising him for life. I think we succeeded. It was difficult taking pictures of him but I still managed to take some. My brother took a video of this event and I plan on teasing Nate with the pictures and video by showing them to his future girlfriends (Oh! what a terrible mommy, I will be!)

Here is Nate at my hubby’s parents house sporting his new hair cut and opening his gifts. His grandma, decorated the house with a Spiderman theme. She did a great job. Lately, Nate is obsessed with Spiderman. Let’s see what next year’s theme will be!

spiderman birthday party

This is one of his birthday cake’s (a delicious Tiramisu cake).  I like the fun Spiderman candle:

tiramisu birthday cake

Here are the cupcakes I prepared that same afternoon from cake mix. I added blue and red food coloring to the icing to match the Spiderman theme. I added a lot of food coloring to the icing but I never managed to get the colors I wanted. Sorry, I didn’t take pictures of everything because I was lacking time and Nate was being extremely demanding that day and the next:

birthday cupcakes spiderman

We also got him “piñatas” and filled them with candy. We looked for a Spiderman one but we only found a “Cars” one. It’s OK because he loves it too. Only days later with my parents, we found a Spiderman “piñata”. So our little man was very lucky to get two of them:

cars pinata

Now, here is his second birthday cake. He was excited and waiving his hands in the air when he saw it for the first time:

spiderman birthday cake

This huge cake lasted several days in our house and I’m the one who ate most of what was left:

Spiderman birthday cake

OK, enough about me eating cake. I have a DIY project that I’m very excited to share with you today. Some of you already know, I am a huge fan of IKEA. So it’s no surprise that I’ve been longing for this small BEKVAM kitchen cart since the day we moved in our house and started shopping around for our kitchen items. I never bought it because it was too small and I didn’t have space or a corner to tuck it away. I forgot all about it, until our kitchen renovation was finally over last October. But, hubby really wanted an island in the middle of the kitchen that wouldn’t take a lot of space. So, we went with the GROLAND island instead, we don’t regret it, it’s perfect for our space.

I did it again, boring you with these unnecessary details but I had to write them down, so you could understand why I’m so excited about this project.

Remember, a few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was working on different projects at the same time and I showed you a picture of this old side table:

old furniture with baskets and leather handles

Well, this old side table has been in our family for a while; it was in our living room, then my mother used it in her house to store sewing materials and now it’s back in our house. I knew, I wanted to update it, give it a new look with a fresh coat of paint. I was thinking of painting it pink for my craft room, then I thought of spray painting it in glossy white to go with our basement décor. I was prepared to start working on this, I had 3 cans of gloss white spray paint ready when I changed my mind of what I was going to do with this side table.  I was browsing the famous “apartment therapy” site from my iPhone, admiring their home tours of the week. Stumbled, onto one of their pictures showing us the exact IKEA kitchen cart, I want. I loved how the owners transformed it with a coat of paint and told myself I would get one and paint it too. Just like that, it clicked, I got off the couch, told hubby we needed to go to the hardware store and look for more yellow paint.

Now, please let me share with you how I transformed this old side table into this mini kitchen rolling cart:

Hubby prepared the table by cleaning it and sanding it.

We really need to get a sanding machine as soon as possible to save ourselves time:

DIY mini kitchen island yellow

We started working on this table a few weeks ago, but we’ve been having poor weather. Last week, I wanted to take more pictures of the cart, so you could see how we are using it but natural light has not been available. This is also one of the reasons, I delayed this post.

This is Nate and our little dog Angel in the yard. When hubby was preparing the table for the paint, I was working on this other project involving mason jars but we had to stop working on them because Nate thought it would be fun for him to smash these jars on his small truck:

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This is the paint I used for this project. I was nervous of not spray painting this piece of furniture and leaving ugly paint brush marks on it. I have to admit that spray painting is still my number one preference.

sun yellow paint DIY mini kitchen island yellow- 04

I started by using a roller but I didn’t like the look, so I used two different paint brushes for this project; a medium size brush and a small brush for the spots I couldn’t easily reach with the medium one.

After the first coat of paint; I let it dry for 2 days because too much paint collected at the bottom of the legs and they were glued to the plastic cover. I sanded the entire table again and gave it a second coat of paint without putting too much paint on the brushes. I don’t know why but this year I’m having tons of unexpected issues when painting furniture. I think, it’s because I’m taking pictures while working and trying to get too many things done at the same time for the blog and last year I hadn’t start blogging yet so I wasn’t as distracted:

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We bought a dark stain for the top, however after seeing it sanded and how well it looked next to our island, we decided to leave it natural and only protect it with polyurethane. So, I asked hubby to sand the top very well again. I am loving this ‘real/natural wood’ look that’s going on in our kitchen:

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We pulled the cart outside on one sunny day to continue working on it:

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I wanted to add handles to this tiny cart, so we could easily move it around our kitchen. We went to the hardware store and found these two towel bars at Reno Depot for only $3.99 each. Because the sides of the cart are so small, these were the only available option:

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Here is hubby drilling them to the cart:

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Here is a picture of the cart in our kitchen, we were making sure it looked well next to our island and bar stools. The cart doesn’t take too much space and if needed it can easily be moved around:

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OK, I know, it’s one of these long posts but don’t leave just yet, there is only four more steps left to finish this project:

I wanted to add extra storage space to the bottom of the cart by adding a few pieces of wood. I used my miter saw for this step but you could use a hand saw instead if you are not too scared of using your hubby’s work tools:

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I thought I took the exact measurements while hubby was preparing the barbecue but in my next pictures you will see I was off by a bit:

right side:

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left side:

It doesn’t look that bad once painted and glued to the cart.

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hubby sanded them lightly to remove the splinters:

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To keep Nate occupied while I was painting the pieces of wood. I gave him  yellow craft paint and sanded pieces of extra wood for him to play with. He was concentrated at his new task and happy to be helping mommy:

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Nate, before his new hair cut:

Nate painting with mommy www.nowathomemom.comDIY mini kitchen island yellow- 17-maybe

I wanted to drill or nail these pieces of wood to the table but the wood used would split, so I decided to glue them instead:

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In the pictures below, you will not be able to see it very well, but the first piece of wood was warped because it was left out in the rain for several days after working on our downstairs balcony (future post).

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Can you see what I’m talking about? If you look closely at the kitchen cart, it’s the first piece of wood that is warped. I don’t mind it anymore, it adds an “antique” feel!

Another important feature that we decided to add to this piece is: wheels to the four legs,  making it a functional kitchen rolling cart:

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With the handles and wheels, it’s easy to move it around when preparing food. Unfortunately, Nathan is liking this cart too much;  I find mixing bowls in my living room every day:

DIY mini kitchen island yellow

You might have also noticed the two baskets on the island. I gave them a coat of white paint and are now used to store my mixing bowls. If you read my previous post, you remember how I used one of the baskets to organize my kitchen counter:

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I love, how I was able to turn this piece into three functional projects:

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The difficult parts of this project were:

  1. taking the piece of furniture outside and inside of the house too many times because of the bad weather
  2. finding time for hubby to sand it (3 times)
  3. keeping Nate occupied

Since, the renovation, I’ve been craving color in our kitchen and added a few red accessories to it. Now, with the yellow bar stools and kitchen cart; our kitchen is full of color. We’ve been living with our kitchen cart for over two weeks and I love it, it’s the first thing you see when you come in to the space:

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It might not be the exact duplicate of the IKEA kitchen cart; it’s much smaller but it’s functional and only cost us $23.00 for the paint and towel bars. I have a lot of yellow paint left over, I guess yellow will be my go to color of the summer this year for me and my blogger-friend Krista! If you haven’t checked out Krista’s blog, you should, she inspires me every time with her projects.

Hope your week started great!

Thanks again for stopping by!

IngridLinking up this week to these fun parties!

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Category: DIY
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    So pretty and clever!!! And Nate is absolutely adorable. 🙂

    May 27, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Katherine! 🙂 He loves playing the role of my assistant! 🙂

      May 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    I am so happy you got a chance to watch some movies and eat popcorn. Good for you guys!
    The cakes look delicious and very cool. I hope Nat enjoyed them and the party.
    My eldest went nuts during his first haircut. You would have thought the barber was killing him. Somehow, the haircut came out well (yes, we gave a nice tip) and he has been fine ever since.
    Btw, my wife spray painted – as I mentioned to you. It came out well and she is very happy with it.

    May 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Larry! 🙂 When I wrote about the popcorn, I started laughing and I remember mentioning this to you! 🙂 I guess Nate is not the only one who was scared of getting his hair cut! You should’ve seen this little one; screaming as if we were torturing him! 🙂 YAY! so happy your wife’s project turned out well! watch out, now that she succeeded, she might want to spray paint everything around your house! 🙂
      Btw, I tried leaving comments on your blog since Saturday and I get an error message! weird! I will try again! 🙂

      May 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        Thanks for letting me know about that issue. Someone mentioned that she had a problem once but then was able to do it another time. I don’t know what the issue is.
        In terms,of my wife, let her spray paint away. I am quite fine with that.

        May 28, 2013 at 11:58 am
        • now at home mom says:

          no prob! 🙂 Glad you are fine with her spray painting! Sometimes, I think I drive hubby nuts with it! 😉

          May 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Hi Ingrid!

    Despite the weather you kept very busy, and all for the good. Nate’s Birthday without his hair being cut was fantastic. I’m thinking he now likes his hair after all. Great job with the side table project it looks wonderful. Great team work by the three of you. Thanks for always being so kind to share all details of your projects. I look forward to seeing more great projects by you. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    May 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Mtetar! I’m really happy you liked how the side table turned out! 🙂 & thank you; I guess the 3 of us make a great team! hi!hi! 🙂 I used to like Nate’s long hair but now I prefer his new look! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 1:54 am
  • Kayla says:

    This is so adorable! I love it. I love how creative it is, and it definitely has more meaning and a story behind it (better than any ikea piece!)
    -Kayla

    May 28, 2013 at 1:23 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much Kayla for your very sweet comment! I’m really glad you liked this piece 🙂 & thank you very much for stopping by!

      May 28, 2013 at 1:56 am
  • Krista @thehappyhousie says:

    Oh Ingrid, you are so sweet to link over to me! Your cart turned out amazingly- I love the fun yellow (as you know:)… I was already plotting about painting an old red lamp yellow, but have to decide where to stop!! I wish I had room for an island and/or cart in our kitchen… ours has kind of an awkward layout because of the sliding doors to the deck. Your little condiment basket looks so great on your cart. How functional! Your little guy is absolutely adorable:)
    Krista

    May 28, 2013 at 1:43 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Krista! Yellow, it’s a fun color and great to have around the house, so why not paint your lamp in yellow! but, oh! don’t listen to me, I don’t know when to stop either! 😉 I have a lot of yellow paint left and I’m scared of what I will do with it!
      Our kitchen is very small too but we were fortunate to have enough space for a workspace in the middle of it! Thanks again Krista for your lovely comments! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 2:00 am
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Very interesting projects Ingrid, all very practical and functional, and Nate has become a great little helper for you 🙂

    May 28, 2013 at 8:43 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Izabel! 🙂 & Yes, Nate, he is an amazing assistant, thank you! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 9:13 am
  • lifeincircle says:

    happy birthday nate! im pretty sure he’d be as crafty as his parents when he grows up! keep the DIY projects coming! 🙂

    May 28, 2013 at 8:59 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 He observes everything that goes around him, so I’m sure he will like playing with work tools too once he’s a bit older! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 9:14 am
  • ohlidia says:

    You have a mitre saw!!! Now I’m really impressed Ingrid! Anything I need done which involves tools, I ask hubby and I either have to wait forever or it just doesn’t get done! Man, you’re good! I love that kitchen cart. And you even added wheels!! And those wooden slats on the bottom… You have really impressed me Ingrid! Who needs a man around the house when you could do it all!!

    May 28, 2013 at 9:53 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you Lidia! 🙂 ha!ha! you are right but I still needed hubby to help me with the drilling (I’m still scared of that!) 😉 really happy you liked the kitchen cart; it’s a great addition to our kitchen! 🙂 (loving the wheels too!)

      May 28, 2013 at 9:57 am
  • ohlidia says:

    Oh, and Nate is just the cutest!! I know I’ve said it before, but he seems to get cuter and cuter!

    May 28, 2013 at 9:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 hi!hi! 🙂 Thank you very much Lidia! he’s a cute little man! growing up too fast 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 9:57 am
  • rainonatinroof01 says:

    SO clever!! Love it and I really love that yellow! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-10.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    May 28, 2013 at 10:12 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Jenna! 🙂 really happy you loved the idea and the color too! 🙂 thanks for the invite too! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 10:55 am
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    He looks so cute!!! Love that spider man cake. It’s looks yummy!!!

    May 28, 2013 at 10:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Rexlin! 🙂 Oh! yes that cake was delicious!

      May 28, 2013 at 10:56 am
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to Nate!! I loved Spiderman as a kid so I think Nate and me would get along really well. Love the cart too!

    May 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Alex! 🙂 hi!hi! I’m sure you guys will get along, you should see him in front of the TV! 😉 Thanks Alex, glad you liked the mini cart too, so practical even if it’s no IKEA! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm
  • Lora @ Craftivity Designs says:

    Great “reinvention” of your old side table. It makes a great little kitchen cart! Glad your sons birthday went well 🙂

    May 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lora 🙂 oh! happy I was able to make something functional out of the old table! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  • kalamitykelli says:

    I like your cart so much better – and the transformation was fabulous! Don’t you feel so accomplished when you take one thing and make it into something else much better? I love that feeling! I’m still in love with your barstools but the cart is a close second!

    May 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you very much Kelli! 🙂 Yes, when I was done with this project I was happy to have done it and that it’s now practical and it’s not just an old side table anymore! 🙂 hi!hi! you know, I still prefer my bar stools too! they look so pretty outside and inside! 🙂 Thanks again Kelli!

      May 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm
  • Debbie-Dabble says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by! The yellow cart came out great!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

    May 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you very much Debbie!

      May 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm
  • gotasté says:

    Ingrid, I love how you transform your old side table into such a beautiful and useful cart. Great job! Double thumbs up!!! 🙂

    May 29, 2013 at 1:59 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Danny! 🙂 so happy I am now able to use it in our kitchen! 🙂

      May 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm
  • Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    Nate is so cute!
    And the cart looks great. Love the yellow!

    May 29, 2013 at 9:02 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thanks Julia! he sure loved his parties and cakes, he was excited! 🙂 Loving the yellow in my kitchen too! 🙂 glad you liked the tiny cart too!

      May 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    Awesome Ingrid!! What a transformation! And I love how pretty AND useful it is! Great job. 🙂
    And both of Nate’s cakes were so cute — I’m sure he had a wonderful birthday! 🙂
    Kenley

    May 29, 2013 at 9:08 am
    • now at home mom says:

      He enjoyed the attention he had from all his grandparents and really loved the cakes! 🙂 Thank you Kenley, I love the addition of this little cart; it helps out over here 🙂

      May 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm
  • Calling it Home (@callingithome) says:

    What a fantastic job you did. I love the pop of yellow. Happy Birthday to you sweet son.

    May 29, 2013 at 9:38 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Linda! 🙂 very happy you like my yellow cart; this color has become one of my favourite this summer! 🙂

      May 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  • realcoake says:

    What a great transformation! I really like the yellow you picked and the shelf you added to the bottom. Happy Birthday to Nathan! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

    May 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much KC! 🙂 really happy you liked this small project! I did enjoy adding small details and make it functional! Thanks again KC!

      May 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm
  • Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    This is SO awesome! You know i love that yellow color like your barstools! Now I’m thinking my kitchen needs a little rolling cart. So handy! Love the pics of your little man’s bday party. Birthdays at this age are so much fun!

    May 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you so much Kelly! hi!hi! 🙂 loving the yellow a bit too much too! I just hope I won’t end up with yellow chairs too! hmmmmm…. 😉 thanks again Kelly! 🙂

      May 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm
  • thethingaboutjoan says:

    Love the yellow again! Love that Nate is into Spider-Man and what a fantastic couple of parties he had!

    Our weather hasn’t been cooperating either. Every time I try to take pictures lately, a huge black cloud rolls in. Every time!

    A quick question: when you covered your cute cart with polyurethane, did you brush it on with a regular brush or a sponge brush? I’d like to protect my patio furniture with a thick layer of polyurethane but I’m worried about getting bubbles in the top coat, covering it too thinly, etc. Any advice would be great!

    Have a lovely weekend, Ingrid! Here’s hoping for some sun!

    May 31, 2013 at 6:27 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Joan! 🙂 He really LOVES Spiderman!!! 🙂 same here, I tried to take some pictures this morning and it started raining! now, there’s sun! ah! 😉
      for the application of the polyurethane: I used a small paint brush one! I used a sponge brush on the stools and I personally didn’t like the result too much!
      If you get any bubbles in some spots; lightly sand those spots only, clean the surfaces to make sure there is no dust (very important) and then lightly apply the polyurethane again to those spots! Hope this helps Joan! 😉
      If you want to protect your patio furniture, I highly recommend a thick paint brush and for the smaller surfaces: a medium paint brush should be ok!
      Hope you will have a great weekend too Joan! 🙂 & thanks again 🙂

      June 1, 2013 at 10:11 am
  • Melissa says:

    Smart way to repurpose the shelves. Love it!! I also love the bright yellow color you chose. Thanks for sharing!

    Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I’m sure my followers would love to see what you created too. Hope to see you soon!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

    May 31, 2013 at 9:41 am
  • contractors springfield mo says:

    Great job! I love that all the members of the family helped out! I love colors too! Kitchen is perfect for something bright and happy colors.

    Ana

    June 1, 2013 at 1:17 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Ana! glad you liked this cart, it was a fun project, we all got to participate and we love it in our kitchen! 🙂 thank you for stopping by!

      June 1, 2013 at 10:14 am
  • lostinavalonor says:

    Great tutorial—I’m glad your son had a nice birthday. 🙂

    June 2, 2013 at 12:11 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Sarah! 🙂

      June 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm
  • Katie@mydiyhabits.com says:

    Such a great idea…congrats on your feature!…visiting from craftberrybush..

    June 2, 2013 at 1:13 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Katie! 🙂 so happy you stopped by! thanks!

      June 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm
  • Tanya says:

    I love this repurposed cart Ingrid! Featuring you tomorrow at the Pretty Things party!

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

    June 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Tanya! so happy about it! thanks again Tanya! can’t wait for tomorrow! it’s appreciated! 🙂

      June 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm
  • Time With Thea says:

    Wow! Are you ever getting a lot of comments! I had to keep scrolling and scrolling to get to the end and it was quite enjoyable reading the various conversations. First of all, Happy Birthday to your adorable son. He is growing up so quickly. Secondly, your kitchen island/cart is brilliant. I am so enjoying reading about your various projects. Very inspiring! ~Thea

    June 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you Thea! you are always so kind, love reading your comments! 🙂 & thanks for Nate, oh! yes, he is growing up so fast and is full of energy! 🙂 Thank you for the kitchen cart, I love it in our space and we use it every day, or should I say, Nate uses it every day! 🙂 Thanks again Thea and I hope you are doing well! 🙂

      June 3, 2013 at 1:54 am
  • Christine says:

    Ingrid… you won’t believe this!!! I have the same table, except I have the taller version with the double drawers at the top from Canadian Tire. I was talking to my hubby last weekend and asked if he minded if I gave it a coat of paint to give it some punch! I’m sooo happy to see it can be done! LOVE how yours turned out! Great idea to use it as a kitchen cart!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week! Looking forward to partying with you again tomorrow evening!

    June 3, 2013 at 10:41 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 ha!ha! yes, this is an old one from Canadian Tire! 🙂 I can’t believe how a coat of paint could change it so much! Thank you so much Christine for your nice comment and for stopping by! 🙂 Hope you are having a great day! 🙂

      June 3, 2013 at 10:46 am
  • Allison says:

    Very cute. I love the yellow!

    June 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! & thank you for stopping by!

      June 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    Wow, Ingrid! This mini kitchen cart really feels like it pulls the island and stool together. Such a great color and painting treatment, too. I love how it turned out! (And keep the long posts with lots of unnecessary details comin’…you know I enjoy it because I write those posts ALL THE TIME. 😉 Ha ha.)

    June 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lauren! 🙂 oiuf! never sure if people want to read these long posts! I appreciate them, I appreciate yours! yours are funny too! 🙂

      June 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm
  • Aimee - ItsOverflowing says:

    This is SO awesome! Love your little kitchen cart and your sweet little guys birthday looked like a blast! XO, Aimee

    June 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Aimee! 🙂 very glad you liked this mini cart and thank you for stopping by too! & Nate had a great time! 🙂

      June 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm
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  • Miranda @ Someday Crafts says:

    This is very clever! Plus, I love the bright, cheery yellow! We’ll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow 🙂

    June 6, 2013 at 12:36 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much Miranda! 🙂 so happy you liked it and that you are featuring it on your blog (just visited) thanks again! 🙂 happy you stopped by too!

      June 6, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  • cassie says:

    that is adorable! LOVE the color!

    June 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Cassie, glad you liked this mini project 🙂
      glad you stopped by today! 🙂

      June 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm
  • Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods says:

    Wow, it looks so awesome! I just love the bright pop of yellow. And the wheels make it very functional. You did such a great job!

    Visiting from the What To Do Weekends party 🙂

    June 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Tammy! yes, with the wheels it makes it much more functional and my son enjoys playing with it unfortunately! 🙂 thanks again Amy and glad you stopped by to visit! 🙂

      June 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm
  • Brandi says:

    Ingrid, this is such a great makeover. I love that you painted it yellow. Such a fun accent color. I love the handles that you added and the extra shelf at the bottom. You did a marvelous job!!

    June 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Brandi! 🙂 & I know how much you love yellow too! 🙂 thanks again Brandi for stopping by today!

      June 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm
  • Judy says:

    I love it! I love that it’s short enough that kids could help and it can be rolled to the counter…we have limited counter space so this would be perfect!

    June 12, 2013 at 10:19 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Judy! it’s true, this small kitchen cart does add counter space and perfect for small kitchens like mine too! 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

      June 14, 2013 at 8:24 am
  • Melissa-TheHappierHomemaker says:

    Fantastic transformation-I love it!

    June 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you very much Melissa! happy you love it too! 🙂 thank you for stopping by!

      June 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm
  • Seasonsgirl says:

    Love the yellow… it is so sunny and happy 🙂

    June 16, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much! yes, yellow; is a fun, bright and very happy color! it’s nice having it around our kitchen and with summer almost here it’s very nice 🙂

      June 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm
  • Fiona, Lilyfield Life says:

    hi Ingrid
    thanks for linking to Paint parade. firstly your cake is amazing!!
    your little kitchen cart is so sunny and practical. what a great addition. such a good makeover.
    cheers Fiona

    July 16, 2013 at 11:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Fiona, I’m really happy you liked this small kitchen cart 🙂 & thank you so much for the lovely comment too! 🙂

      July 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  • Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl says:

    Ingrid, what an amazing makeover! I love that you totally revamped that side table.

    September 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Brittany! 🙂 I’m very happy you liked how I transformed this side table 🙂
      thank you so much for visiting today! 🙂

      September 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

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