Friday, May 18, 2012

My new kitchen!

My new kitchen!

I love my kitchen! I love how big it is, how huge my pantry cupboard is, how colourful it is and how the sun shines through making it one of my favourite rooms in the house! But, there is one thing in my kitchen that can often get me down and that is our wooden trolley that is stained and quite frankly, looking very unloved! We use it to prepare our meals and make hot drinks so there is very good reason for it looking so sad! So today I decided to give it a makeover, and now i'm slightly addicted to what Ive done and am looking for more and more furniture to makeover!

So, to makeover your own trolley, wooden table, bar stools or anything else you think needs a bit of love, you will need your sad looking piece of wooden furniture, good strong waterproof oilcloth or vinyl so that you can wet it and wipe it and so it lasts over the many times it will be used, strong drawing pins and a hammer!

You will need to measure the vinyl so that it hangs over the trolley's edges and can tuck under neatly. Cut to size.

Then starting  one one side, hammer the drawing pin in.

Use enough drawing pins on each side to ensure the cloth doesnt hang or move. Pull the cloth tightly before hammering in each pin to ensure it is flat and strong. Space them apart to ensure even holding.

When you get to the corners, fold neatly and pull tightly as you fold before hammering in the pin. Make sure it holds the corders well.

Once your whole trolley/table/chair/stool is covered, check that their are no bubble bits or parts of the cloth that are not stuck and make sure it is tight.

Its amazing what this simple project has done for my kitchen! It looks lovely and colourful and now Im looking around to see what else I can cover!

Hope you enjoyed this post!



  1. taz! Im just in love with your posts. you make me happy and cheery! love the new cover for your trolly, where did you find the awesome vinal?xx

  2. Aw, thankyou Mezz for the kind words! You definatly keep me encouraged to continue blogging! The vinyl I found at a local opshop! Bought 3 lots for $2! Was so excited when I found it!

  3. Wow, Taz! You sure love that wooden trolley of yours! Typically, those who remodel their kitchens throw away or sell their furniture and equipment to buy new ones. It’s wonderful to see that you were able to give your wooden trolley a good look. And you did it without spending too much! I think that the colors of the oilcloth match the kitchen well. It gives it a very lively and festive atmosphere. Way to go, Taz!