Getting Organized with a Rustic Cart

I can’t believe it is already the end of August and the end of summer.  But, despite my sadness that summer is coming to and end, the end of another month means another Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest!
FFFC graphic (6.18.2016)The theme for August was Class It Up and we had the privilege of working with D. Lawless Hardware.

If you have not been to the D. Lawless Hardware site, prepare to be lost in the oodles and oodles of gorgeous things they have.  Knobs, pulls, wheels, bars just about any type of hardware you can imagine or want, they’ve got it.  My first time over there, I was in total awe of the amount of things to choose from.

After perusing the site for a looong time (how on earth do you choose when there is so much to choose from??), this is what I decided on…hardware and wheels from D. Lawelss HardwareSome beautiful, sparkly blue knobs, wooden wheels and label holders.

As for what to use all of those fun pieces on…  Well, I chose this very dilapidated old wood shelf.  It seemed like it was the perfect candidate for some classing up! a severaly damaged old wood shelfThe first thing I did with the shelf was to add a bottom to it.  I didn’t want to waste the space under the second shelf so this seemed like the best solution.adding an additional shelf to an old wood pieceAfter measuring and cutting out a piece of wood to fit the bottom,  it was attached with wood glue and small nails.  Once the shelf was in place, I painted it all in a soft, pretty blue called [easyazon_link identifier=”B01G9S4SI6″ locale=”US” tag=”recredesig20-20″]Little Whale by Fusion Mineral Paint[/easyazon_link].

Now came the fun part… adding all of the things I got from D. Lawless Hardware.Metal label holdersSince I had ordered the black label holders (oops!) and wanted them to match the rest of the things I was adding on, I spray painted them silver.  Adding them to the cart was as easy as pie.  I used small nails to hold them in place and added the labels.wood wheels from D. Lawless HardwareNext up were the wheels.  Adding wheels was the perfect way to take this shelf unit to the next level.  I love the wooden wheels and how well they added a special feel to the piece.  The wheels took a bit of time to attach but they were well worth the effort.

Since adding them was a bit of a process (but not hard), I am going to do a separate post next week to show you exactly how to add them.D. Lawless Hardware knobs used to hold on a metal tray for notesknobs used to hold on a metal tray for notesFinally, I used the pretty, sparkly knobs to hold up a memo board.

I took a vintage metal tray that I had spray painted silver and added it to the side of the shelf turned cart.  The tray provides the perfect place for me to leave notes and reminders (and heaven knows I need them!) in a convenient spot.a rolling cart made from an old wood shelfPaint cart painted in Fusion Mineral Paint Little WhaleThis very rustic shelf was completely transformed and classed up with the help of a few small things.  What a difference some wheels, label holders and knobs can make!

If you missed previous contest projects, you can see some of them here, here, and here.

To see some other amazing projects done with items from D. Lawless Hardware, pop over to 58 Water Street.

If you are a blogger and would like more information, or to join us in future contests, please email [email protected].

The hardware used for this project was generously provided by D. Lawless Hardware and the paint used for this project was generously provided by the Fusion Mineral Paint. The genuine opinions expressed are completely my own.

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4 Comments on " Getting Organized with a Rustic Cart "

    1. Lisa

      Aww thanks so much Brenda! It certainly helps to keep things a little more organized now 😉

  1. Lisa

    Stunning! Love the additions on the side! Pinned!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Michelle! It certainly is a step up for what it originally looked like 😉

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