Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tea Trolley Makeover

Big thank you's to Deb for offering me this free tea trolley when I was around at her house in February! I had been looking on Trade Me for something similar for our lounge room. We have been using a little outside table for the last year and I wanted something that had different shelves so the nappies weren't on bags on the floor!

I bought table cloth material from Spotlight, half a metre for $6 with plenty left over and second hand paint made this a cheap makeover that was well worth it! The painting is a bit rough but between this and the table and chair set that I painted during the summer I can see I have improved! Next job, Millas drawers! hehe.

I love having things around the home that I have done. I do I do! 

For laughs:
Originally I glued the table cloth material to the shelves but I used special plastic glue that MrMoo had (he works in plastics), and it was so strong it melted the fabric! Eeek! I had lots left over so re did it and now the cloth is just sitting on the shelves since it has a non slip backing it works perfectly! 

Joining in with Show n Tell
Kids Table DIY
Other things I've made


  1. Hi Sophie. thanks for visiting my blog. I love what you have done. You should be chuffed with yourself

  2. Love this! I think I need one. Will be on the look out! x

  3. What a great idea! I guess this is in your living room? I only ask because we did the same thing with Grace- had all her changing things in the lounge in something similar (made things so much easier for us). I am glad that we were not the only people to do this, ha!

  4. We do the same with the nappy things! I have a glass shelf that perfectly fits in an awkward space - bottom shelf nappies, middle pyjamas, top photos etc. Love your tea trolley, and had to giggle about the heavy duty glue!

  5. So satisfying filling the house with goodies you've created! Love this - I love all the trolleys I see in Deb's photo's! You did a great job!

  6. Love it! It looks really posh! Plus I bet G likes it - nothing old-fashioned about it. You did awesome! I might need some painting tips from you!

  7. Looks great, I remember completely wiping a label off a tube of hand cream when I worked in a pharmacy....oops!

  8. That's so cool. When we visited Mum and Dad in NZ with our first son in 2010 (we live in North America) she converted the fancy tea trolley for his changing table. Not quite as swanky as yours though. ;o)

  9. Loving this
    Think I need must have want a tea trolley
    You did make me giggle

  10. That looks great!! (Love the nappy storage on the bottom shelf!!) Well done!


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