When starting the January Cure I spoke about a bar cart that was my great grandmother’s. It was in our basement collecting dust and completely rusted. I wanted something to make my space feel a little more inviting, and what’s more inviting than a little mad men action?
Here’s what I started with.
Squeaky wheels? Check.
Shelves missing bolts? Check.
An obscene amount of rust? You better believe it!
And here’s the final result!
I started by using WD40 on the wheels before applying Jasco’s rust converter and sanding it down. Once that was done I used Rustoleum’s Paint and Primer, it only took one can to get the job done. However I accidentally spray painted the wheels and I wasn’t sure how I felt about that so I decided to leave the cart white for awhile until I figured out what next steps I wanted to take.
Not too bad, but not too exciting either. I decided I wanted to do something with gold, so I did what any sensible DIYer would and took to pinterest where I found THIS! Thank you project wedding! I decided I wanted my lines slimmer than 3/4″ tape (which is the smallest painter’s tape at Home Depot FYI). I had a couple rolls of washi tape that I never used that were perfect!
I bought a gold leaf starter kit and an addition order of 25 sheets of gold leaf. I’m glad I did because I used close to 40 sheets on this project.
I also found a very useful DIY affixing a wine glass rack with magnets. “Super magnets” which are about the size of a pea hold up to 7lbs each! I used 5 which was more than enough. Since I was set on a gold metallic, I spray painted the wine rack with Rustoleum metallic gold. Here’s the before:
And the after:
I decided to spray paint the wheels too and am SO pleased with the results!