Before and After - Microwave Cart Redo

I'm sharing my most recent furniture redo today.
microwave care makeover
I found this microwave care on Craigslist.


The glass doors just weren't doing it for me... neither was the dated oak... or the drawer and door pulls... I was envisioning chicken wire, cup handles, and a pretty pop of color...


So, I took out the glass panels (just held in with little tabs), removed all the old hardware (except for the wheels), sanded it down, and painted it Misty Emerald Lake by Glidden!


I added chicken wire to the doors with my staple gun and then I used some of this tiny trim to cover the sharp edges of the wire and staples.


It got new knobs and hinges too!


I decided to add stripes to give it just a little more character.


I learned this trick awhile back for crisp, clean lines every time... tape off the area you want to paint and then go over the edges of the tape with the base color (in my case the green).


Once that has dried you can then use your accent color. The base color over the edges of the tapes ensures that any bleed through under the tape is the base color and when you paint your accent color it doesn't bleed!


I didn't put the big towel bar back... I was going to because I thought it was a paper towel holder but it wasn't. So instead I added a simple hook.


Now that old, dated microwave cart is fresh and new! It would look great in a farmhouse kitchen!


What do you think?




23 comments

ANNE said...

fantastic!!! Love the grain stripe, too.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOVE!! The color is fab and the chicken wire is gorgeous on that.

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

Love it! So cute!

The Vintage Dresser said...

It turned out really pretty! Love the stripe and chicken wire!

mary scott said...

I just love this! You did an amazing job.

Thrifty Mom In Boise said...

Absolutely love it! Turned out just darling.

Vicky Hunt said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I think it's my favorite piece you have redone. I love the color and the stripes are perfection! Are you keeping or selling? If I lived closer.....

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you! :o)

Tania

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much Mary!

Tania

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Wow! the color you picked is just amazing on this piece. Bold and beautiful!

My thrift store addiction said...

Hello, I'm visiting from Share it Sunday. I love this transformation! The color, stripe and chicken wire are fabulous! Blessings, Cecilia

Katie Alberter said...

Such a great transformation! I love the fun green and chicken wire! Pinning!

Anne said...

I love the bright green - such a cheery redo!

Cathy Carroll said...

Love this transformation - especially the chicken wire addition. So pretty now. Thank you for sharing with Share It One More Time. Cathy

Jamie Hoover said...

You made this look spectacular, Tania! It has so many great details like the grain sack stripe and chicken wire doors that really turn it into something special. I've chosen this as my feature this week at Your Turn to Shine. Thanks so much for sharing your skills with us! Jamie | anderson + grant

Debi Caspall Thurow said...

Tania - I loved your Microwave Cart Redo! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I will be featuring you on my Tuesday Treasures tonight! I invite you to stop by and take a look!

Shirlee said...

Fantastic job on bringing your vision to life. It went from to drab to fab!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much Jamie, I'm honored! Can't wait!

Tania

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you Debi!

Tania

The Painted Drawer said...

This is amazing! What a transformation! Sharing tonight on The Painted Drawer link party! Thanks so much for linking up!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you so much! Love your party and I'm honored to be featured!

Tania

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I just found your blog this evening... I love your style! You have an adorable home! And you're so artsy-craftsy!
I've been eyeing some coffee bars... thinking of making some changes in my kitchen! This is wonderful...love the chicken wire. And the paint tip was new for me!
I'm following on bloglovin'

nice to meet you!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks great- the new hardware and color make a huge difference!