CARTS AND TROL­LEYS

Mov­ing items from place to place with ease is the hall­mark of in­dus­trial style. These wheeled won­ders mod­i­fied for home use carry on that bril­liant tra­di­tion.

Country Sampler's Upstyled Home - - CONTENTS -

Get on a “roll” with carts and racks that can be styled and moved from room to room.

An up­styled me­dia cart be­comes an en­ter­tain­ing trol­ley used to hold dishes, uten­sils and serv­ing pieces. Move it ef­fort­lessly from the kitchen, to the din­ing room, or to the pa­tio to be most ef­fi­cient and pro­duc­tive.

A cart can be­come a cen­tral post

wher­ever you park it. For the me­dia cart, it’s all about farm­house style and cre­at­ing a spot that can func­tion as a work space for kitchen tasks or a way to store items used all the time. For a more per­ma­nent work­sta­tion, add a hang­ing light fash­ioned from a wire min­now pail. Cre­ate a memo board with magnets and an old piece of farm tin from a slop sink. Up­cy­cle a wire rub­bish bin with a wash of blue paint and a cargo of fresh pro­duce like red pota­toes.

A shoe rack from a footwear fac­tory eas­ily holds serv­ing pieces for out­door en­ter­tain­ing. This mov­able pantry is at home in the kitchen or out of the way rolled into a back hall.

LEFT: A welder’s cart takes on a de­cid­edly metro look with a vin­tage typewriter, old cam­eras and bas­kets and tins for stor­age. BE­LOW: A metal panel with num­bered clips be­comes an in­stant memo board for fa­vorite old ephemera. OP­PO­SITE: Turn any piece into a rolling cart by adding wheels. This gal­va­nized box is a stor­age/cof­fee ta­ble that can roll from room to room.

“Style, dis­play and eas­ily roll away—once you’ve had a cart with wheels, you will al­ways be ‘on a roll.’ ”— MATTHEW MEAD

POP A WHEELIE You needn’t be a real welder to add wheels. Use an epoxy-style weld­ing com­pound to at­tach wheels to al­most any piece of fur­ni­ture. Paint the un­der­side of the caster base with the glue and fol­low the man­u­fac­turer’s di­rec­tions for drying.

LE UPSTY --- IT --- Turn a ho­tel trol­ley into a mov­able laun­dry cen­ter.

OP­PO­SITE: A metro shelf added to a lug­gage rack holds de­ter­gent and clean­ers. Old bas­kets and bar­rels will tote clean and dirty clothes. ABOVE: A metal shop­ping cart was plucked from a gro­cery chain go­ing out of busi­ness. Here, it holds pil­lows and fab­rics but could be used for dozens of items that need easy mov­ing. RIGHT: Ho­tel in­dus­try items like trol­leys and room ser­vice carts show up at flea mar­kets quite reg­u­larly. A room ser­vice cart in stain­less steel is a nat­u­ral bar in any room of the house.

A rolling cart is a perch for sea­sonal style—just add flow­ers, a bowl of fresh fruit and linens that are used ev­ery day. In a pinch, roll the whole thing ta­ble- side for easy place set­tings.

Hang laun­dered clothes here.

Store sea­sonal items in an old gro­cery cart or cor­ral clothes to be laun­dered.

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