Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My $5.00 Tea Cart

Okay, I probably can't fool you ~ but I did fool my hubby!

I found this on Craigslist about two months ago ~
I emailed asking if it was available
and got no reply.

Out of blue, the seller emails me
saying they still had it and wanted to get rid of it!

I offered $25.00 less than what they were asking for it...and now the price is $55.00

Okay, you're scratching your head now and saying ~
I thought she said $5.00 for the tea cart in the title?

I had a "free" scratch off lotto ticket
the "free" one turned into a winning $50.00 one!

I used my lotto winning for this tea cart ~
and that's how I got her for $5.00!  Or, that's what hubby knows!

She needed a lot of cleaning before I could paint her -
here's how she looks now!

She's nice & white!
I might "age" her a little, for now, she's bright white!

The top tray is removable and I sprayed ~
Spray Adhesive on lace and pressed it on the underneath side of the glass.

Lace under glass ~

Here she is all ready for a tea party!

She holds my thrift store silver tea set ~

and some nice faux cupcakes to enjoy ~ yum!

I sprayed about two cans of paint on each of these wheels...
I don't like painting wheels!

She's enjoying a day in the sunshine!

Now, I need to go get some more lotto tickets ~
so I can find some more $5.00 Craigslist items! *wink*

I'm linking today to:
 Show and Tell Friday


  1. Amazing and I like your philosophy on how it cost $5. Sometimes hubbys are on a need to know basis, and he didn't need to know. Besides it's fabulous now and looks more than $55!


  2. Awesome find!! I agree, the less they know...the better!! Mine has not even mentioned my New chair I blogged about the other day!!

  3. She is gorgeous!
    When's tea time?
    I think we all have our little thrifty secrets, truth be told!
    The lace under the glass is simply beautiful!
    I love your *ahem* $5 find!

  4. Denise, The Pair Tree FoundationApril 27, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Nice job cleaning her up. I'm sure that took a little elbow grease. Your tea set looks beautiful on it. Gotta love the lottery!

  5. Oh how I love this tea cart! What a find and what a wonderful upgrade you did!

    The tea set is just so perfect and right at home.

    Is there anything better than transforming these lost little misfits into gems?

    Love you blog...so glad I found you.

    Starview Sonnet

  6. Oh my gosh Marcy! TOO FUNNY! I absolutely love what you did to it, it looks amazing.

  7. Wow! I just love your tea cart! What a deal at $5.00 (tee hee!). You have totally transformed it with the white paint and lace. Great job!

  8. tHIS is absolutely beautiful. My mom had a tea cart just like this...she sold it in a garage sale, years ago. bwaaaaa...wish I had it.

    Hubbys are SO such push-overs!! ;>)
    xo bj

  9. great makeover! love the cart now.. sooo pretty.. for $5 bucks.. worth buying!

  10. Wow it looks great! I tink it was meant to be :)

  11. SCORE on that one Marcy, you prettified it so lovely white! Your tea set is pretty too!

  12. I love it! I found one at Goodwill a few years back and had my hubby to paint it for me. I love it because I can move it room to room wherever I need a small little table.

  13. What a beautiful make~over you did with your tea cart! Just adorable!


  14. Oh my I love the teacart and the beautiful display you added to the top.Darling! I just did a teacart makeover you will have to stop by for a visit and check it out! Hugs,

  15. I love tea carts, tea cups and tea sets! Your cart looks great in the white! You did well!!