Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tea Trolley DIY 2.0

Our new friends Jared and Georgia sealed the relationship with love when they gave me a spare tea trolley they had laying around.

I spent last ANZAC weekend sanding and painting it, and finally attached the vinyl during the week.

I wish I had a before photo, but I don't. Needless to say she was in need of a lot of love and had 3 different paint colours showing through from her many years serving a primary school class room. "Library book returns" was painted on the top, probably explaining the slight bow in the top shelf.

I painted her Treefrog Green from Resene. Two test posts was enough to do two thick coats of paint, and half a meter of vinyl from Spotlight was enough to cover the two levels.

We did have a chunky dark brown shelving unit along this wall, but all it did was collect folded washing and an odd assortment of junk. It couldn't really be used properly. We sent the shelf out to the garage a few weekends ago and haven't regretted it for a second. 

Now our green trolley stands in it's place and I am mighty proud of her, shining away against a wall in our lounge, sending a bight burst of happiness into me when ever my eyes meet her. 

She was destined to hold Milla's "art supplies" (which I hope to get more of, our small collection is really rather pathetic) and our snuggly blankets that we use every single night on the couches. I do love snuggling under a warm blanket with my man! On Monday nights she'll serve drinks to our connect group as a tea and coffee station. LOVE.


Resene Treefrog Green (2 testpots) $8 (on sale anzac weekend)
Vinyl from Spotlight $10
Sandpaper $5

My happiness and functional space, $$Priceless.

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  1. Looks awesome! I love green.
    I have a wee tip gleaned from my M.I.L that might be useful for your multipurpose tea trolley, she uses big rectangular trays (she has a colorful collection) so during the day it can be filled with art supplies and in the evening all the tea & coffee etc etc switched in seconds! Xx

  2. That looks great! well done you. I always admire people who spend time sanding and painting. I always have grand plans but I do so hate the sanding bit!


  3. Well doe - this is gorgeous!!

  4. Very nice! I love the color!

  5. it looks fantastic Sophie - well done! :o)


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