Styling the Yellow Grill Cart


Remember when I bought a pretty little yellow cart at an antique shop earlier this summer? She had pretty retro lines and sparkly wheels and was destined for the sun room.

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Well she was pretty all on her own but I needed her to pull a little bit more weight. My idea in buying her was for her to have a multi-function job. I saw her working as a side table in the sun room, holding drinking, magazines, and other pretty things. I also saw her as being wheeled out onto the deck when we need a surface for grilling. Then, when I made the charcoal holder from a popcorn tin, I knew that the yellow cart would hold that too.

So I do whenever I start styling something – I gathered a huge pile of possible items to work with.

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Then I just start playing with what looks good, all while keeping in mind what I saw the car functioning as. After a little while I hit upon a pretty and functional style that sat well with me. So much that I sat in my loveseat and just stared at it smiling. I know when that happens that it works.

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styling-a-grill-cart

The first shelf holds a lantern (from the clearance section in Michael’s) with a Dollar Store candle that I wrapped washi tape around to dress up.

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styling-a-grill-cart

The “R” was also from the clearance section in Michael’s. I wanted a coaster for the cart so I decided to Modge Podge the “R” and use that as a coaster.

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The frame was $0.45 at a local thrift store. I really dove into the archives for the family picture from the 90’s. It was my first trip out of the country. The whole family went to England and Scotland. Ah the fashion and hair in this picture. Amazing.

The succulent pot was from a yard sale with a clearance succulent from Lowe’s.

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The middle is a stack of magazines for easy reading while lounging on the love seat. The wooden buffalo was a thrift store treasure that I fell in love with immediately.

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styling-a-grill-cart

styling-a-grill-cart

styling-a-grill-cart

The geometric bin was a $1 find at Wal-Mart of all places. It’s empty right now but I’m thinking it will hold napkins for parties out there. The colors were just so perfect for the room (and they were such a good deal I bought $4…not sure where they are going to go).

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The last shelf holds the charcoal container.

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styling-a-grill-cart

There it is, my styled yellow cart! I’m working on paring things down and not over styling. I like that there are interesting items on the cart but it’s not too much. Do you have any styling tricks?

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  • Love that each of the pieces make perfect sense and look great with the cart! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much! It was really important for me to have function and style on this table. I’m tired of just having stuff and clutter – something I know you’re familiar with! ReplyCancel

  • paulasweetpea

    You did a great job of styling your cart. I know it will be handy to have the charcoal nearby when you are ready to grill.ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Paula! I am SO glad to have a place for that charcoal. Seriously, it floats around our house like nothing else! Or is has for the past few years. No longer!ReplyCancel

  • Great find! I’ve been hunting everywhere for something like that for our patio because we are in desperate need of a side table or something to go next to the grill. I hadn’t thought of a cart. Love this idea!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Jena! It was just one of those great finds when I wasn’t looking for it. However, I had thought about attaching castors to other tables that would work. Or, there are loads of old TV stands on wheels that could be great!ReplyCancel

  • […] get better at styling (like when I styled the love seat four different ways and how I styled the yellow grilling cart) so I once again set out to do my styling […]ReplyCancel

  • This is great! I’d love to have you share your October organizing tips at my monthly Home Organization Ideas Link Party – it just opened!

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