My cart was in rough shape though, and can be seen in some of our past kitchen renovation pictures, collecting dust, awaiting its time to shine. And now, that time has come.
I usually hold out for second hand pieces that are in pretty good shape. I rarely purchase items that need to be refinished because, let's be honest, I never get around to doing it.
But I didn't want to change this cart too much ecstatically, and really just wanted to clean it up, so I figured this was a realistic project that I would actually complete.
Even more, this is an easy project! And what I mean is, "Seriously, Gail, you can totally do this yourself!"
See, Gail is my mother's best friend, and she reads the blog often. She recently told me that my DIY: Industrial Curtain Rod post was way over her head. (Disagree....) But for that, Gail, this EASY weekend project is dedicated to you!
DIY: Refinish An Audio Visual Projector Cart
Mild soap and water
Assess your cart. Review its condition and work on a plan. For instance, my cart:
Fully disassemble the cart. This will be helpful two-fold. It will be much easier to: clean and paint.
Take a look at the screws, and assess which screwdriver (Philips or Flat) you will need and remove all of the screws; starting from the bottom up.
Once you have all of the screws out, you may notice that the top shelf is not secured with screws and rather will easily lift out of the bracket now that all the other levels are off.