Monday, April 11, 2011

Before and after

It always feels good when you finally get around to a project you've been meaning to get around to for a long time. I bought this little shopping cart a year ago at a yard sale for a whopping 50 cents and planned to sew a cute liner for it, like ones I'd seen online and in magazines.

The 50-cent cart.

So finally this weekend, I got around to making it. I used some old ticking I originally bought to make drapes (another project I didn't get around to) and added a border from fabric that looks vintage but really isn't. It was pretty easy, just a question of measuring the sides and bottom, cutting the pieces and sewing them together. It didn't take long at all.

I found a little grommet kit at the hardware store with everything you need to add the grommets. I even added two pockets on the back panel, and sized one so it would hold a water bottle. I covered up rust on the top of the handle by gluing on matching fabric. I put new plastic caps on the front feet and oiled the rusty wheels.

I'm going to put it in my booth at Capt. Scrap's Attic for $35. Even if no one buys it, it will look cute sitting there.

The $35 oh-so-trendy and cute vintage flea-market cart.
See the water-bottle pocket? There's a flat pocket next to it, good for tucking away small purchases.


  1. Your cart and cart liner are wonderful! I just purchased one of those carts a couple of weeks ago (not for 50 cents!) and I'm planning on making a liner too. Thanks for sharing yours, I came away with some wonderful ideas.

  2. Love that cart! Your rental space is looking very charming--you've filled it up with all the kind of stuff I just love--happy sales to you!