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« on: February 26, 2018 07:56:23 PM »

 I have almost no counter space in my kitchen (about 2 feet total length), so my prep area is pretty much non-existent (because there is almost always something on the counter). I had purchased a kitchen cart to help remedy the situation, but it soon became another place to pile stuff. It was stained and looking pretty grim, so in an effort to clean it up and provide me with a daily reminder that will hopefully encourage me to cook more often, I gave it a make-over.



(It looks really crooked in the photo, but it's actually pretty straight- I measured Smiley ).


Here's what the top of the cart looked like before I started:




Then, I taped around the edges and gave it couple of coats of white, latex paint:




I almost left it plain white, but I decided that I needed to have a bit more fun with it, so I taped it off in a random pattern. I had visions of triangles in my head, but I ended up with some other polygons in there, too:




I picked up 6 colors (4 green, 2 grey) so I could try to avoid having 2 colors touch. I was mostly successful:




At this stage, I kind of hated it...




But then I peeled off all of the masking tape, and I liked it much better.




I still didn't love it, so I thought that if I put something on top of the pattern, it would help to subdue it a bit. So, I created my design in the Silhouette software and cut it out (and cut right through the vinyl backing... so imagine me swearing just a bit here... fortunately, I was able to salvage it!):



It was really hard to position it correctly! Those crazy lines were messing with my lines of sight, so I had to measure it. It's not off by more than 1/16", but it looks very crooked!

I put a few coats of polyurethane on it to protect it (I hope) and once it's cured (in 7 days), I can start to use it on a regular basis!
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018 08:08:56 PM »

That turned out really cool! And if a bar cart can't look a little crooked, what can?  Roll Eyes

Back in the years when I was a decorative painting contractor I learned never to judge when the tape is still on!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018 07:39:50 AM »

 I love the look of this! You picked great colors too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018 07:47:18 AM »

It looks great! Very nice colour combo, unusual and interesting to offset that fab design.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018 11:37:11 AM »

Thanks, everyone! It wasn't a hard project, it just had a lot of steps. I did everything but the vinyl and polyurethane steps on the first Sunday of vacation, and then I did the last 2 steps on the first night after vacation ended!

And, I wasn't sure about the colors, at first. But, green is my favorite color, so I figured it wouldn't be too bad Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018 02:58:23 PM »

I knew that there was just something about this that was striking something in the back of my brain and I just found what: This fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018 03:39:31 PM »

Holy cow! The colors are almost spot on! Now Im tempted to buy some and make matching oven mitts and towels..
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018 03:46:22 PM »

Oh my gosh, do it!
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018 05:09:10 PM »

Its a knit fabric, but I think I could still make it work!
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