Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Vintage Love

I’m just a little bit in love with vintage stuff lately. In my book, stuff has to be older than me in order to be vintage. It’s just odd going to antique stores and seeing toys I played with as a child for sale. Hmph. But either way, vintage shopping is like a little treasure hunt every time.

I’ve been wanting a vintage cart for my kitchen ever since I bought a vintage step-stool/chair. I didn’t get the cart that was “with it” at the time because I didn’t have a place for it. Wouldn’t you know, a day later I figured out that if I took down the curtains the former owners left (that I didn’t really like) I would have room for the cart! I went back to the antique store and of course it was gone. So I kept searching. I saw plenty for MORE than I wanted to pay, but I knew eventually my patience would wear off. Finally it did! I found this beauty on Craigslist:


I thought it was going to be white. It turned out to be ivory. No matter.


A few coats of red spray paint later and…



Many thanks to my personal shopper for finding the turquoise sorter on the top shelf and shipping it to me. The basket on the bottom was a bargain find at Tuesday Morning. My B & 6 are from previous craft & shopping adventures and my dad claims the 6 is from the IGA store he worked at while in high school. It probably is. I bought it at an antique store here in town. LOVE!

Not only is this cart beautiful, it is also useful! It keeps my kitchen counter clear by beautifully corralling all the paper and junk that comes home from school every. single. day.