Sunday, February 13, 2011

A makeover for the Spirits Cart

From my parents-in-law I got an old Spirits Cart (or Cocktail Trolley ??) which in the 50ies must have been the culmination of stylishness. Brown oakwood with a top side of flowered plastic tiles.  Consisting the awful tiles in one single piece integrated in the wood, they couldn't be removed without destroying the whole cart. So what to do?
I decided to risk it all and just rely on the  beneficial effects of strong colours and lacqer. Anyway, it was worth a try!

Actually we were so inspired and "in-the-flow" that even our lunch came out red and white.

Some side pieces, quickly produced during the drying times:

Last lacquer layer for today. Don't miss the post about the finished cart!

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