Le Garden Party, Part Deux. Aluminum Siding Makes New Top!

Le Garden Party, Part Deux.  Aluminum Siding Makes a New Top!

I had an old tea cart, but the top was in very poor condition, so I added a piece of Stainless steel I had cut and aged to perfection.

The perfect Garden Cart

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Here is what I started with:

This little guy was in BAAAD shape.  Dirty, warpy wood, and basically not loved by anyone.  I gave him a thorough cleaning, then painted the first coat in a mixture of Cece Caldwell’s Seattle Mist and Blue Montana Sky.  I finished it off with CeCe Caldwell’s Carolina Sun Yellow.  I distressed it just enough so the underlying colors would show through.

Now for the new top!  The wood was really not looking pretty on top, even with the new paint job.  I cut a piece of Aluminum Siding.  I gave it that “aged” look with a fabulous metal aging product called “Jax”.  You can order it HERE.  It is really easy to do, and the finish ages in just minutes.

Instant Old!

I want this piece to be able to “live” outside and withstand the elements.  I sealed the entire piece with several coats of a spray outdoor Polyurethane.

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Now it is ready for service!

And now for the entire reveal…

And just in case, you haven’t seen enough.  Here they are, all three of them together.  Check out how I made over that Plastic, YES PLASTIC table and the cute chairs HERE.

Here is to sunny days ahead and outdoor dining!

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  1. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Your little serving cart is adorable and I loved the aged top! I will have to check out Jax. What a sweet spot to enjoy some time with someone special!

  2. That is an amazing table/cart! I really like the new top and will have to go over and see about Jax! I have been looking for something like that for awhile now. Thanx in advance for coming to this weeks party!:)

  3. Love it! The colors is perfect!

  4. so cute! love the aged metal too! :}

  5. I love him… so sweet with his masculine metal top! :)


  6. Love it, especially the color!

  7. I love how it all turned out. I wish that was my back yard.

  8. Hi Karen! LOVE your buffet cart. Thanks so much for sharing it at Project Queen this past week. I will be featuring it tomorrow night at the Highlight Party :-).

  9. I love polka dots and in yellow, adorable.

  10. What a coincidence! I just posted a project with a metal top this morning too! Great minds think alike. Yours turned out beautifully! Great job!

  11. Love the aged metal and the table and chairs! Can you give us an idea of what the Jax costs? It said to contact them and I really don’t want to do that because I don’t know the cost. It might be a product I would like to use sometime but not now. Just need an idea of the cost

  12. This is so GREAT! I will be honest, I have used tin tiles and copper from my husband’s plant, but never would have thought of aluminum siding! Love it!

    • Those are great ideas too!! I actually got the idea, I think Restoration Redoux did a whole desk in aluminum siding. Then I took it another level and figured out you can age it with Jax chemicals.

  13. Lady you need to come over here and teach me all your amazing techniques! You nail it every time! I love the cart!!!

    • You are so sweet Heather!! I am working on doing more video series and a FAQ + techniques forum. Watch for it! It isn’t all that hard what I do!

  14. I’m intrigued by your painting technique. How do you paint over plastic and get the paint to hold?

    • Hi Evelyn, CeCe Caldwell’s paints is highly adhesive to any surface. You can check through my projects gallery and see what it does stick to!

  15. I love all of the pieces you put together! When can I come over for lemonade?

  16. Love the idea of the aluminum siding for the top- brilliant! So functional too!


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