Rust-Oleum Projects

DIY Bar Cart and Home Décor

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  • Upcycle an old desk with Chalked Paint
    Upcycle an old desk with Chalked Paint
  • Upcycled Entryway Bench
    From Desk to Entryway Bench
  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 2 hour

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Chalked Ultra Matte Paint Dark Tint Base in Lake Blue
    • Chalked Ultra Matte Paint Protective Topcoat
    • Universal Metallic Spray Paint Satin Nickel
    • Two 2" Synthetic Paint Brushes
    • Painter's Tape
    • Screwdriver
    • Drop Cloth

Be the "hostess with the mostest" at a food and beverage station you've created from thrifted items and some fresh paint. Give your guests something to talk about when you do this easy project yourself. 

CART:  First, remove the hardware on the cabinet and cover any parts of the cart you don't want to paint with painter's tape.

Place the cabinet on a drop cloth and stir the Ultra Matte Chalked paint thoroughly. With a high-quality synthetic brush, use light, even brush strokes to ensure even flow and a smooth finish. Let the first coat dry for at least 30 minutes before applying a second coat.

Let the paint dry for two hours, then apply Chalked Protective Topcoat with a high-quality synthetic paint brush using light, even strokes. Let dry at least 2 hours between coats and apply 1-2 topcoats for best protection. Let the paint fully cure for 3-4 days. 

ACCESSORIES: While your cabinet paint dries, clean your accessories and use painter's tape to cover any parts of the accessories that you don't want to spray paint. Place each item on a drop cloth. 

Shake the can of spray paint for one minute after the mixing ball releases. Hold your can of spray paint 8-12" from the surface and apply light coats of spray paint, waiting a few minutes between each coat to ensure even coverage.

Let the spray paint dry for 1 hour before handling and a full 24 hours before use.