In the past year, I have become an expert at trolling Craigslist for furniture based on three questions: “How cheap is it?” “Will it fit in the back of my car?” And if the answer to question two is “no,” it is followed up with “is it close enough that I could bribe my roommate and/or boyfriend to help me carry it down the street to get it home?” I have managed to furnish an entire apartment almost exclusively between Craiglist and the slightly damaged section at Home Goods.
My favorite piece I have redone has been this wine cart that I purchased for $30. For those of you who know the Karon family, you know that our collective favorite color is chartreuse. With inspiration from one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, I decided that I would give this wine cart a significant facelift with the help of Rust-Oleum spray paint in the color Fern. Since I have been mass purchasing spray paint as of late, I have started the practice of ordering it via Amazon- saves the hassle of a trip to Home Depot with Prime shipping, and doesn’t cost any more.
After applying two generous coats of paint, I used gold leaf purchased at my favorite small art store in Providence, Utrecht on Wickendon Street in Fox Point.
The next step will be to take a trip to Trader Joe’s for $3 wine, and eventually a New Hampshire Liquor store for the rest. Dreams of grapefruit bitters dance in my head.
This has been my first blog post! Thank you to everyone for reading.