Hi friends! Can you believe it’s October already? We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather here in the Toronto area, but it’s almost time to pull out the Fall sweaters and jackets. Spring and Fall are my favorite time of year, so I’m looking forward to the changing leaves and cooler weather.
To start this month off, I’ve teamed up with Dixie Belle Paints for another GIVEAWAY! Dixie Belle has 5 BRAND NEW COLORS that you’re going to love. They also carry Iron Orchid Design Graphic Furniture Transfers now too.
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve restyled any furniture so it felt good to be painting again. This sweet vintage teacart is a makeover for my sister. When Andrea saw the new Pink Champagne and the IOD French Graphic Transfer, she knew exactly what she wanted. This tea cart will hold her teacup collection and some of her milk glass… but it turned out so well, I might just keep it for a little while longer. 🙂
Here’s what we started with. A $6.99 Savers Thrift Store score.
A good test for a quality paint is how well it sprays. I used my paint gun to spray this tea cart for a cleaner look. I didn’t want to fuss with brushing the spindles and wheels, so spraying was the faster option. It was the first time I’ve sprayed with Dixie Belle Paints and this chalk mineral paint shoots very nice! It’s a full-bodied paint, so I thinned it with a little water by about 10-15%. A light sanding between coats and it turned out to be a flawless finish.
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Check out this beautiful soft pink! Andrea and I are loving it.
- Tea Cart – SALVAGED $6.99 Thrift Store Find!
- Sponge & TSP for Cleaning
- BOSS Clear Stain Blocker
- Champagne Pink Dixie Belle Paint
- Vintage Furniture Transfer
- Burnishing Tool (a popsicle stick or credit card will work too)
- Black Paint for small plastic Wheels
- Rag, Paint Brush, Spray Gun
- Satin Poly Topcoat
HOW TO ADD A GRAPHIC TRANSFER TO YOUR FURNITURE::
- First, I did a few repairs and cleaned the tea cart with TSP.
- Then I brushed on BOSS Clear Stain Block to stop bleed through – this product is AMAZING!
- I spray painted 2 coats of Pink Champagne.
- Then, I cut the furniture transfer to size – one for each drop leaf on the tea cart.
- I removed the paper backing and then positioned the transfer on the drop down leafs – then taped it in place.
- Using the burnishing tool provided, I rubbed and applied even pressure over the entire graphic design.
- Tip – If some areas don’t adhere 100%, lay it back down and rub again.
- Once the design had adhered, I lightly sanded for a worn look.
- Topcoat with your choice of poly or wax.
Here’s the finished piece. I’d love to hear what you think of this new pink!
There is the “La Petite” French Graphic on one leaf and “Boutique de Vin” on the other. Andrea and I were trying to figure out which side we like better. She prefers the ’boutique’ and I prefer the cleaner ‘La Petite’ side. Either or, they both look great and compliment each other beautifully.
And now I have something fun for you!
A chance to WIN 1 of 3 Paint Packages Valued at Over $80 Each!
You will get your choice of one 16 oz BRAND NEW COLOR. You can choose from Caviar, which is a rich blue/black, Mermaid Tale which is a really bold and pretty turquoise, Cotton which is a clean stark white and Evergreen, a vintage Christmas Green…and, of course, this soft Pink Champagne – which I love! The package also includes a 16 oz BOSS (amazing clear stain blocker), one 16 oz Gator Hide, one Blue Sponge applicator and one small Dixie Belle Paint Brush. Everything you will need to do a full-sized project!
3 Dixie Belle Paint Packages Valued at Over $80 Each!
16 oz New Color of YOUR Choice
16 oz BOSS Clear Primer
16 oz Gator Hide
Blue Sponge Applicator
Dixie Belle Paint Brush
It’s EASY to enter. Just click on the ENTRY WIDGET below and come back daily to complete more chances to win.
Open to U.S. & Canada residents 18 years and older. The contest is open for the next 7 days and the three (3) lucky winners will be announced here on the SI Blog next Tuesday Oct.10/2017.
Good luck everybody & happy painting!!!
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I recently purchased a tea cart just like that but it has definitely seen better years.. I need to replace the black rubber on the big wheels. Can you recommend a place or website where I can fin it.
HI Maciel! I did a little research and came up with this place here. Hope this helps. 🙂
Belinda Williams says
Did you spray the underside or just the top? And how did you protect the black on the wheels?
Some of the undersides did get sprayed. That way if the teacart drop-leafs are down, it all looks coherent. And to protect the black on the large wheels I used painters tape. The smaller wheels were painted black to match. 🙂
Jo Burrow says
Denise , I am a fan of your beautiful and artistic work.
I also am addicted to paining not only furniture, but anything that looks as though it might need a new life.
Thanks for the tips and information on products I am excited to try..
Love what you do… Keep up the ” fabulosity”. Jo
Thank you for dropping by and all your kindness Jo! Have fun creating ‘new life’ into your projects. 🙂
Angel Taraila says
I have this same exact tea cart. I mean exactly!!! What a gorgeous transformation. I’m definitely going to get a decal from Iron Orchid. I never would have thought of that. Just wow. I’m loving this and your blog so much. Again thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration.
Exact same… lucky! I wish I had spotted this teacart before my sister did. 😉 So glad you’re enjoying the SI Blog Angel and hope to chat again soon. I’d love to hear/and or see what you end up doing with yours!
Linda Gliedt says
What a marvelous tea cart! I love everything about it. And what a STEAL of a price!
Ya, a steal-of-a-deal! Thanks Linda! <3
Hollie Jahnke says
Your teacart looks amazing!!
Thanks so much Hollie! 🙂 Good luck! x
amanda whitley says
that is such a cute piece, i love the color!
Thanks Amanda! We are loving this pink too. 🙂 Good luck to you! x
Brianna Self says
Beautiful piece and love the pink champagne color !!!!!!!
Hi Brianna! Thank you. Good luck to you in the giveaway! x
Sheila MEADOWS says
Where did you buy transfer and pink paint?
Hi Sheila! I’ve updated the “Source” section if you’re looking for the Champagne Pink and French Transfers.:)
Mariola Fik izydor says
I just love the stuff you post, all of is so inspirational. Thanks 🙂
Thanks so much Mariola! Good luck to you. x
I just saw your email and now my name as one of the winners. This is unbelievable so excited. Thank you so much
Yaaaay! Congratulations Mariola! I’m sure you’re going to love these products as much as I do. 🙂
Sherri Clark says
Yall’ are such an inspiration to a girl like me just starting out! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work, and the extremely helpful tips! Appreciate the chance at winning the gorgeous paint and supplies as well =)
That’s sweet of you to say, Sherri! I’m glad you’re finding the tips helpful. 🙂 Good luck to you. x
I love the IOD transfers! I love how you split it between the 2 sides and it still works! Love how it turned out ❤
Hi Cynthia! I really like them too and they were so easy to apply. 🙂
[email protected] of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
I just passed one of these carts up. Truth is I’ve never seen one redone that I truly loved, but I lOVE what you did with this one! Your styling is amazing as usual! XO
Awww, thanks Christy! xo I don’t know if we’ll ever find another $6.99 deal, but I’m keeping my eyes peeled for one too. They make for a really cute plant stand. 🙂
Kelly Harnett says
Just found your blog! So excited to try/attempt your projects! I love them all <3
Hi Kelly…WELCOME! Good luck in the Giveaway. 🙂
Denise your work is stunning! Love the pink Dixie Belle colour!
Hi Lynette!!! Yeah, I’m loving this pink… and all your work is stunning too. <3 Good luck. xo