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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The last shelf holds the charcoal container.
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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