OK, on to the cart... I needed more storage in my craft room/office, and wanted something inexpensive. I knew Bed Bath & Beyond had these plastic carts, a dorm room staple, and that they were just $15, so I picked on up. When I first saw them, they had black, white, or hot pink, but by the time I got around to buying one, they only had a couple of black ones left.
So I also bought some stone-textured spray paint in a tan/mauve color. I knew I already had red acrylic paint in with my craft supplies.
First, I removed the drawers and sprayed the cart structure. It came out really cool, and I let it dry in the garage. Then I got my red acrylic paint out. I didn't want a bright, cadmium red and I didn't want the drawers to be easy to scratch. We do have three cats, after all. Plus, dragging the drawers back and forth in the cabinet would scrape the paint off the sides.
The drawers are kind of a smoky plastic. So I decided to pain the inside of the drawers to get a nice, deep red that wouldn't rub against the cabinet.
Each drawer took two coats of acrylic to get it a nice cover.
And then they went back into the cart, making a nice deep red drawer, and the cart went into its spot!
If you're wondering, by the way, that back photo is a shot of me and Eric on our way to a formal dinner dance. The front photo is from my sister and brother-in-law's wedding.
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