Spa on Wheels Repurposed Yard Sale Cart


Hi there, Friends! Today I'm sharing the fun makeover of a recent yard sale find that I styled with even more thrifted finds, which of course, is the way I like to do it. I've paired vintage accents with glitzy gold to create a glamorous spa that pampers with the option of rolling it to any room your heart desires! 


Spa on Wheels repurposed yard sale cart



Remember this sad little yard sale cart that I scored for $1? Now I bet you thought I was going to create a bar cart, but I've seen so many cute ones out there, I opted for something a little different. Considering my affection for essential oils and the frequency of sore muscles from gardening, a spa trolley is also quite practical. Not to mention, when overnight guests are expected, it can be moved to a guest room or bath which will be especially convenient as the fall holidays approach.


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart
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First, I took a wire brush to the rusty spots, scrubbed it down and sanded before painting.


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart



I had planned all along to repaint the shelves white and the rails and hardware gold, 



Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart



then on a whim, I decided to paint the bottom shelf gold too. I wanted the white shelves to have polka dots and considered stenciling them, but I've found it hard to achieve the desired metallic gold shade with brush on paint. I already had these white envelope seals on hand, so I decided to try my hand at spray painting them. Why not? If you saw my spray painted Barbie shoe then this shouldn't come as much of a surprise ;) 


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart



Here's everything all painted and ready to be reassembled. I had to rush everything inside before some much needed rain hit! 


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart


After putting it all back together, I was ready to add the dots. I was pleased to see the sticker paper hadn't curled up from being spray painted. (I sprayed it very, very lightly.) My other concern was whether the dots would continue to stick.


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart


Here's a quick shot I took when I stopped to go run some errands--so far so good! When I returned, I added the remaining dots. Then came the fun part ~ styling it up! I'd already pulled out one of my vintage china platters...


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart


...and here's how the top shelf looked when I finished. With a fragrant oil diffuser and refreshing mint infused water, I'll be unwinding in no time! 


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart


Pretty pink garden roses and the gorgeous vintage perfume decanter now filled with lavender essential oil are also soothing to the senses. 


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart



On the middle shelf, some lotion and polish to pamper the hands and more essential oils. These pretty little bottles were .25 each at a yard sale and the mirrored vanity tray, $1. 


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart


The last shelf holds amenities for a luxurious bath: fluffy towels, bath salts, scented soap and a lavender candle. I'm glad I went with gold for the bottom shelf--what do you think? 


Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart



From grunge to glam and for the cart, vintage perfume decanter, tray and glass bottles, I spent a grand total of $11.10! For everything else, I shopped my home. 



Spa on wheels repurposed yard sale cart



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What would you add to a spa cart? 


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14 comments:

  1. What a great makeover! I night add an oatmeal scrub or something similar to soften my hands, and perhaps a peel off facial mask. What a wonderful cart to pamper yourself!

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  2. This turned out so cute and oh my a spa cart, what a great idea. Love the polka dots!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Cecilia, your Spa cart is genius. I love how you styled it too. I may have to bring my cart home from the booth.

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  4. Great job Cecilia. I am not much of a "gold" person, but that turned out really nice. The gold bottom shelf really anchors it. Guests should be very impressed. I know I am.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  5. This is phenomenal! I love the gold and white and how you spray painted those white sticker dots....very clever. I think the original owner of that cart would be astounded at what you did to it. I would love to be a guest in your spa!!

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  6. That is one amazing makeover Cecilia. Love the polka dots!

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  7. And here I thought my cart for $12 was a bargain (well, it is but you win!). I love the gold rails and shelf. It looks really good. Of course, I love polka dots so yours are wonderful. Now I want to come stay at your "spa". :-)

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  8. Wow! This is gorgeous ♥

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  9. Very cute Cecilia! I have had one of these on my 'to find' lists for some time.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. How cute! I love the idea of a spa cart :)

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  11. Oh my goodness I LOVE it! The painted dots & the bottom gold shelf are perfect! I would feel so pampered if something like that rolled into my guest bedroom. Just beautiful! Pinned.

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  12. Hi Cecilia! I featured your rolling spa for "Let's Talk Vintage" today! Have a great one!

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  13. Love, love, love your spa cart! Spraying the circle stickers gold was brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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