Help Wanted: DIY Oh My! 2 comments

Hubby and I received this wooden rolling cart as a wedding present from one of my cousins. It was purchased from Bed Bath And Beyond over 10 years ago and still sturdy as ever. It is housed in the dining area of my kitchen.

Problem: The exterior needs some cosmetic updates. Solution: TBA


ATTN: BAW Readers and DIY Aficionados: Please help me figure out how to salvage this great piece. I love to rig anything that I can. However, I am at a bit of a loss with this. We have utilized this cart as a bar all these years. It’s great for entertaining. It has survived 3 moving companies and we still enjoy using it. The top surface is riddled with boxed red wine stains. Those are worse than the good stuff. The wire mesh on the two doors are due for replacement and/or repair.


The good thing is the wire mesh part of the cabinet doors can be taken out. 


What I know for sure:

  1. I want to paint/spray paint/stain the cart black to match my countertops and kitchen appliances. And to mask boxed wine stains!
  2. I want to replace the wire mesh inserts with another type of material.
I am seeking input on how to make this happen. I am willing to learn how to make the changes. I just need to be pointed in the right direction. 
Please comment below and thank you in advance for helping me out!

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2 thoughts on “Help Wanted: DIY Oh My!

  • Terri Burfield

    I wish I knew what style of decorating you like. You could replace the mesh with chicken wire (if you are into that style) it would look nice black. I have a lot of black pieces in my house. Or, you could cut some foam board the size of the insert, cover it with material or pretty wrapping paper that would go with your style. Here is a link to a cabinet I did using chicken wire.

    • BeingAWordsmith

      Terri! These are terrific ideas. Thank you. I think I'll go with the chicken wire. The link to your post made it really click with me. I can just visualize how great that will look in my kitchen. I appreciate your input!
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