Have you noticed all the rolling serving carts coming back into the home decor? Everything from vintage to retro to ultra modern. I had been wishing for one all year, but not because I am the party house central. I just luv how versatile they are…extra serving area, outdoor dining cart, mobile craft supplies, landing space by the front door for keys and coins, the list could go on! My wish list for a rolling cart was clean lines – meaning somewhat modern- and a pop of color.
This was a pretty easy and inexpensive retro DIY re-purposed cart. First, the absolutely hideous rolling cart was a steal at an estate sale. I stopped by towards the end of the day and by the time I walked through the house, it was marked FREE! In case you’re wondering about my “hideous” original cart here it is in all its super fake wood glory..
Since this is a laminate cart I used a primer white spray paint (and taped off the wheels) then used Bauhaus Gold spray paint for the top coat. It did take about 5-6 coats to even out all the color and cover every inch. I chose not to add any design to the cart trays to keep it as versatile as possible.
Here is the DIY Retro Rolling Cart after the final top coat.
Here’s a few other re-purposed serving carts ideas using easy to find cast -offs like baby changing tables, bookcases, wood pallets etc.
Enjoy your time bringing a rolling serving cart to life!