Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
28
NOV
2016

Buffalo check kitchen cart makeover

by: Jo

Buffalo check kitchen cart makeover
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When we rented our first apartment way back in 1996, McGeeky and I needed a little more working room in the kitchen. We purchased a shiny, red kitchen cart that looked great with our Coca-Cola themed kitchen. A couple more apartments and three homes later, we still have the cart, but it doesn’t match anything in our current house. I decided to give it new life with a decorative paint job that would make it match our family room perfectly.

buffalo check kitchen cart

First, I removed the doors and primed them with some light-colored chalk paint I had on hand. I wanted to eventually use Satin Enamels in Slate Blue for the final coat but that red was so strong I thought I needed a base first and I also know how well the chalk paint sticks to super slick surfaces!

buffalo check kitchen cart

I wanted to add a buffalo check to the door inserts. To do this, you need to first tape of some lines using painter’s tape. Add some black paint to your base color and paint over the lines. Remove the tape and let it dry.

buffalo check kitchen cart

Apply the tape horizontally. Mix a little less black into your base color so that it is lighter than the first round and paint the taped areas. This time, leave your tape in place.

buffalo check kitchen cart

Apply another layer of tape vertically and use a small amount of the base color and black. Once you finish painting this layer, you can remove the tape.

buffalo check kitchen cart

When it was all dry, I had a wonderful buffalo check pattern! It looks complicated but it actually was quite easy!

buffalo check kitchen cart makeover

I decorated the cart for the holiday season with coordinating colors and pieces I found at At Home, Target and around my own house!

buffalo checked kitchen cart makeover

I even added some Christmas crackers for a bit of fun!

buffalo checked kitchen cart makeover

I love my stag keeping watch over everything. He was an ornament from Target and I just snipped off his round hanger.

buffalo checked kitchen cart makeover

I’m so pleased with how it came out…

buffalo checked kitchen cart makeover

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