Hi everyone! Some of you may remember the kitchen cart I got at Goodwill a few months ago for $7. Well I really needed it since there’s so much produce to preserve these days and I don’t have a whole lot of counter space. Of course I had to makeover that kitchen cart so it would fit into my kitchen (plus some things needed fixing).
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Some Changes I Made:
I added a piece of wood on the bottom to 1) raise it up to a level that’s comfortable for me to work with and 2) I had to replace the casters since one was hanging on by a screw and one didn’t roll anymore. I had the wood cut to size at Home Depot and just nailed it into the existing feet.
I lightly sanded the cart, then I wiped it down with a wet rag, let it dry and then I taped off the top since I wasn’t painting that part. I painted it black using 3 cans of leftover spray paint (they all had a little bit left) and distressed the edges a bit (by using sandpaper to let the original color show through). I re-used the knobs that came with it. Check it out!
They were on sale at my local Mexican supermarket so I bought a bunch to chop and freeze. Why are red and yellow bellpeppers so crazy expensive anyway? I cut them into little cubes and flash freeze them on a cookie sheet. When they’re frozen I put them in a freezer baggie. That way they don’t stick together and you can just take out what you need. They soften when they defrost but I use them when I cook omelets, fried potatoes, casseroles, soup etc. I wouldn’t use them in a salad. Just a little frugal tip from me to you~ 🙂
I think I’ve now used all the things I’ve found thrifting over the last few months!
Thank you for visiting with me today!