I bought a really awesome bar cart recently. Now, I’ve been wanting one for ages and I’ve been scouring eBay and one fateful day, I saw my ugly duckling.
Well, actually, it was a swan. Just not quite the swan I imagined.
This particular swan, well, it had siblings. Ok, yeah, this particular metaphor isn’t really working so let’s just talk about the fact that it’s very GOLD. Not the good gold – the really shiny brassy style gold.
Lots and lots of bright shiny gold.
And the legs and the handle of the cart are like a marble-effect green.
“Hello? 1992? Yes, we found your drinks trolley. Mm-hmm. It’s in Red’s Dining Room.”
Oooh but look how pretty my new gold-banded glasses are! My Christmas table is going to look LUSH (in my head only so far but one has to have aspirations in this life).
So, my dear readers. I need some help here. I do really genuinely love this ugly thing. I know deep down in my soul this thing has potential.
But what should I do with it? Is there a way I could perhaps antique the brass (if so, how? I’ve heard good things about Rub N’ Buff but would it work here?). What should I do with the horrible faux-marble handles? I am thinking spray paint but what colour? Or do you think I should just spray the handles and maybe the gold will look better as a result?
Or should I just douse the entire thing in primer and paint it a glossy colour and forget the whole gold fiasco?
I beseech you, my lovely readers… I need your wonderful eye and creativity. What would you do with this ugly duckling?