I have had this tea cart for as long as I can remember. It belonged to my great grandmother. I refinished it years ago and did get new glass cut for the top of it, but other than that I didn't think there was much more I could do to it.
Occasionally I would change what I displayed on top, but almost always it housed our small amount of liquor bottles on the bottom. Then the other day I had the brainstorm of putting some fabric underneath the glass tops. Why hadn't I thought of that before? Sometimes the obvious just never appears, but once I got this notion I was hot to trot. So off to Joann Fabrics I went and I was lucky enough to find this beautiful blue and white fabric. My entire dining room is a dark blue and white. I pulled up the glass and traced the sizes needed. After they were cut to size I cleaned the glass really good and replaced them on top. I couldn't get over the difference.
The entire tea cart had a new personality. I loved it with the wall and woodwork. After I saw how nice it looked I took the eucalyptus I had in a vase on top and spray painted that white as well. Totally brightened it up. Put a wine rack I had on top and couldn't believe how just a little fabric and spray paint could make me like something I have had forever that much more again.
Here's a close-up of the new tops.
And the completed final look. I love it!
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