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Wood Outdoor Cart Makeover

Vintage Effect Wash™

Wood Outdoor Cart Makeover
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Wood Outdoor Cart Makeover

designed by Morena Hockley

Update an old garden cart to a stylish outdoor party bar cart with Vintage Effect Wash!

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Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Mod Quatrefoil (12" x 12") (ADS15)

Vintage Effect Wash™

  • Black (DCW01)
  • White (DCW02)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • stencil tape
  • decoart stencil brush
  • Wood Bar Cart


  1. Clean the cart well to wipe off all the dust and dirt.  
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the entire cart with Vintage Effect Wash in Black.
    Step 1 Example
  3. This cart has a removable drink tray, so I took it off while painting so I could paint the bottom of the tray more easily. Let the paint dry completely.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the sides of the tray and the wheels of the cart with the Vintage Effect Wash in White.  
    Step 3 Example
  5. Place the Mod Quatrefoil stencil on the trays. Use tape to hold the stencil in place.  
    Step 4 Example
  6. Tap the stencil brush in the paint, then dab the excess paint off on a paper towel.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Dab the brush over the stencil. Repeat as needed until the design is complete. Let the paint dry completely.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a sanding tool to distress the edges of the bar cart. Wipe off the dust with a clean cloth.
    Step 7 Example