Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Hi everyone! Some of you may remember the kitchen cart I got at Goodwill a few months ago for $7. Well I really needed it since there’s so much produce to preserve these days and I don't have a whole lot of counter space. I also don’t have space for a permanent island in my kitchen. So when I saw this kitchen cart at Goodwill I grabbed it since it would be easy to roll out of the way but give me just a bit more flat surface space when I need it. Of course I had to spruce it up a bit!
I added a piece of wood on the bottom to 1)raise it up to a level that’s comfortable for me to work with and 2)I had to replace the casters since one was hanging on by a screw and one didn’t roll anymore. I had the wood cut to size at Home Depot and just nailed it into the existing feet.
Then I screwed on some new casters that I bought at IKEA. Which I think were $9.
I also used 3 cans of leftover spray paint (they all had a little bit left) and painted it black and distressed the edges a bit (by using sandpaper to let the original color show through). I re-used the knobs that came with it. Check it out!
I don’t need the wine rack, but the bottom shelf will come in handy.
It has two drawers which I have some dishcloths and potholders in.
The sides have places to hang towels and there’s a knife block (which I doubt I’ll ever use). It’s already come in handy when I chopped up some red bellpeppers to freeze.
They were on sale at my local Mexican supermarket so I bought a bunch to chop and freeze. Why are red and yellow bellpeppers so crazy expensive anyway? I cut them into little cubes and flash freeze them on a cookie sheet. When they’re frozen I put them in a freezer baggie. That way they don't stick together and you can just take out what you need. They soften when they defrost but I use them when I cook omelets, fried potatoes, casseroles, soup etc. I wouldn’t use them in a salad. Just a little frugal tip from me to you~smile!
I think I've now used all the things I've found thrifting over the last few months!
Thank you for visiting with me today!