Vintage TV Stand 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. 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.


  2. 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!


  3. 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

  4. 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. 🙂

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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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