Tea Cart Makeover

A month ago I rescued a tea cart destined for the dump.  It was in good shape, it just needed a face lift.  I thought and thought about what colors I might want to use for paint, but ended up keeping the same color scheme.


I started by thoroughly cleaning the piece.  Next I used some gold tinted Rub N Buff to polish the legs and then painted the top with a few coats of gloss black paint.  My tea now looks like a retro gem!

This tea cart will definitely be used for entertaining but for the time being holds three plants on our porch.

I’ so glad that I was able to rescue this from the dump!

I’m sharing with Susan’s Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and with Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures and Southern Hospitality.


  1. Nice redo. I think I need a tea cart in my life now. lol.

  2. I love your tea cart, I am obsessed with them too!

  3. I love it, Paula! You are so creative. Carla

  4. Looks great Paula, Its amazing what a little paint and luv can do.

  5. I had a brass tea cart for years. A plant stand would have been perfect!
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you’ll come see the safari nursery.


  6. Paula, this was a great find and your make over makes it a great addition to your patio. ~ Sarah

  7. What a sweet little tea cart! Love it! Coming over from Met Monday. Blogger isn’t letting me be a new follower tonight – go figure but I’ll keep trying!


  8. WOW! I could never have the vision to do something like that. I LUV IT! Good job 🙂

  9. I want one! What a great idea to use it on your porch:)

  10. I love it. Isn’t Rub’n Buff just the greatest stuff. It just changes anything. How neat to use it as a teacart, or as a plant stand. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

  11. Michele/Ohio says:


  12. Nice teacart redo. It must be very happy!

  13. Your teacart turned out great, there are so many uses for it-enjoy:@)

  14. Well done!! I can’t believe someone would throw that away…have they not heard of spray paint? 😉 You did a great job…love all the ways you can use this piece. 🙂

  15. Thanks for using AMACO’s Rub ‘n Buff. We’ll add this to the list of 101 uses for this product!

  16. Lovely how it turned out. Looks really good, well done.

  17. It looks great Paula!

  18. I love this makeover – it still looks vintage, but so much prettier!

  19. It looks really good, Paula! Great dumpster rescue project!

  20. Cute, Paula! I think that could be a very versatile piece for you.

  21. What a cute and handy little cart!

  22. I have never seen a tea cart like this!! Great find and great redo!

    I have a tea cart that is in pieces that needs redone- you just reminded me about it with your post.

  23. What a lovely makeover! You are very creative! Loved your space:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  24. Oh goodness! It turned out so nice. Just a little bit of rubbing and lovin turned into something beautiful…oh and the tea pitcher looks good right about now with all this hot weather we keep having in the south.


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