I’m not quite sure what has gotten into me, but I’ve been on a mission to purge since the holidays. I’ve lost count, but over 10 huge garbage bags of stuff (mostly clothes) have ended up at the thrift store. I’ve thrown away a ton of junk, recycled what I could and I’ve basically turned my house upside down. I’m also trying to find logical places for all of the things that I am keeping…so enter this unassuming storage cart.
I had a fairly scary situation happening in the bottom of my bathroom linen closet. I sorted out the top shelves and realized I still needed something to hold a few extra things that would fit on the floor, under the bottom shelf. During a trip to Target, I spotted this cart and figured it would get the job done.
Now keep in mind that this is going in my closet, making an update totally unnecessary. But…the idea was stuck in my head and I couldn’t shake it. I have a total obsession with all things Kate Spade. I love her signature polka dots and gold. I already had everything I needed in my craft closet, basically making this a free project. And maybe one of you would think it was a good idea for a storage cart that wasn’t going to be hidden away, so… Let’s get started!
Give the cart frame a good coat or two of gold spray paint. While that’s drying, take the drawer fronts and clean them with rubbing alcohol. This will make sure there aren’t any oils on the fronts to keep the polka dots from sticking. Using two different sizes of circle punches, create lots of polka dots. Apply them in a random pattern to the drawer fronts. You can use a straight pin to help remove the paper backing if any give you some trouble. Going over the polka dots for a few seconds with a hair dryer on high heat will help them stick securely.
Depending on how heavily you’re going to stuff your draws, they may drag a bit and scratch up that new gold paint. To avoid that, you can give your drawer bottoms some adhesive felt runners so they’ll just glide along. Or you can apply a coat of sealer to the gold paint. Or you could do both. Or you could just go for a rustic look. Or you could make sure you lift up the drawers as you pull them out. Really, the options are limitless.
After you’re finished decorating your drawers, place them back in your snazzy new gold cart frame and pop on the casters.
There you have it! A Kate Spade-inspired storage cart that is far too pretty to go in a closet. Even though that’s where mine already is. Full of stuff. Because…practical storage.