Facelift to a Multicolored Storage Cart

Storage Cart
Storage Cart

With a step daughter in medical school, a step daughter in college, and one daughter in high school, it's time to get rid of a number of things in our house. However, I wasn't ready to part with some of the items we purchased when the girls were small because frankly, they're still very functional. The only problem is that some of the items are too cutesy, as is, for my taste. Case in point, the 10-drawer multicolored chrome metal storage cart. How many of you have something like this?

Rust-oleum Spray Paint
Rust-oleum Matte Citron
Rust-oleum Pure Gold
Rust-oleum Pure Gold
Since I'm still on my spray painting kick, I decided to paint the metal frame with Rust-Oleum's  Pure Gold and the drawers in Rust-Oleum's Matte Citron. I had to remove the drawers and thoroughly wash the frame and drawers. I also unscrewed all of the knobs to spray them to match the frame. I bought five cans of the Matte Citron and sprayed approximately 3 coats over the drawers. The darker colored drawers needed a bit more attention. Like all good DIYs, things don't always go as planned. I didn't love the finished product. Then, my muse (my daughter), suggested I use chalkboard paint so that I could write on the drawers directly to label them. This is why two heads are often better than one! The project obviously took a little longer than planned because then I painted over the citron.
Rust-oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint
Rust-oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint
Plastic Drawers
Plastic Drawers
  My newly revamped storage cart will hold the marketing materials for a new job I recently started. I make regular donations to the Salvation Army, but this is one piece I'm glad I decided to hang on to!
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Revamped Storage Cart
     

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