Vintage cart turned coffee and hot cocoa station
Well… I didn’t know EXACTLY what I’d be receiving, but I knew it would be good.
Decor Steals carries loads of vintage reproduction goodness. I’ve been drooling over their stuff for some time now. What they do is host a different steal (something price reduced) each day through their website and Facebook. And I was about to be challenged to make something cool with their steal of the day. Today! On their 5th birthday!
A challenge… bring. it. ON.
(the kit was delivered with the large wire basket, and base only, as shown in the box pictured above)
Dropping down my project in a flash, I greeted the truck driver (bet they don’t get that often…) graciously thanked him (by frantically yanking it out of his hands), and ran for a cutting device.
Rip rip rip… and there it was in its black mesh amazing state. Cool! VERY cool!
A reproduction vintage rolling storage cart! <—(limited time to purchase from here, while supplies last)
I immediately sat it in my kitchen (because the rest of the house was a Christmas chaotic mess) when I realized, it was there to stay. I NEEDED it pronto. For a potato bin coffee station.
Confession… I have 3 coffee makers. (that’s another story for another time). I have a Keurig, a Tasimo and a regular drip coffee maker and it eats up room!
Anyway, my counter is stuffed full of these things and one was sitting on the kitchen island, in my way.
This little vintage cart turned coffee and hot cocoa station would be perfect!
Gathering up a few containers (from my Granny and Grumpa trip!) and boards, I got to work.
1. 2×4’s were chosen for their thickness. Kinda like a butcher block look.
And because they were nice and beat up. Bonus points for the beat up. Always.
Easy AND efficient! My kinda build. If you can call it a build.
2. A pencil was run around the perimeter of the basket, underneath the boards to mark the minimum size required.
But not TOO well. Patina must be left behind here… it’s the junk law.
4. Cool containers I love to look at were chosen, in various tones, heights and texture.
Kinda like a vintage showcase of sorts.
And check out the perfect fit of that little crate down below! I have a fun job for you…
The boards were purposely not to cover the entire top, so one could grab what they needed without lifting a lid.
Edited to add: To attach the boards together, two small board supports were attached from the back via screws. The support boards fit within the cart top, so it wouldn’t slip out of place.
I’m pretty happy with this extra helper! My kitchen island is back, and there’s even room for potatoes and onions now. Awesome!
So! Wanna see it all decked out for Christmas too as a beverage centre?
I’m taking you to my photo studio this round, so I have a background to work with.
A few greens and a faux present make a nice display for inside the cage. I loved celebrating the fact that you can actually see inside, vs. covering that up.
I absolutely love the cart and could think of several different uses for it, such as a cool laundry hamper and a funky side table in my son’s room. But I’m not sharing mine… 🙂
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You can purchase the cart while supplies last at Decor Steals’ website HERE.
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER AS OF SUN, NOV 30, MIDNIGHT EST. CONGRATS TO WINNER TAMMY KUBAT!
6 (or more) chances to win!
You heard that right…. Decor Steals is offering 5 different giveaways on either a cart like mine or gift cards. See below…
6 (or more) chances to win in 3 different places!
Win a Vintage Storage cart: on Funky Junk’s blog
1. In comments below, tell me what you’d use this sweet thang for, and you’re in!
2. Second chance / Sign up for the daily Decor Steals of the day newsletter HERE, then comment again letting me know you’ve done so or already do.
Offer expires Sun, Nov 30th midnight EST.
Vintage Storage Cart, and 2 $50 gift cards (3 winners!) – Decor Steals Facebook Page
3. / 4. / 5. / Visit Decor Steals on Facebook here, and follow their instructions.
$100 Decor Steals giftcard– Miss Mustard Seed’s blog
6. Visit Miss Mustard Seed HERE and follow her instructions.
TTHE GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER AS OF SUN, NOV 30, MIDNIGHT EST.
CONGRATS TO WINNER TAMMY KUBAT!
Giveaway offer good in USA and Canada. You must be over the age of 18 to win. Void where prohibited. Must offer a valid email address with your entry and visit each page / blog the next day to find out if you’ve won. I will email the Funky Junk winner and you will have 1 week to respond back in order to claim your prize.
Disclosure / I have partnered with Decor Steals for this giveaway event, however all ideas and opinions are my own.
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER AS OF SUN, NOV 30, MIDNIGHT EST.
CONGRATS TO WINNER TAMMY KUBAT!