1/20/2013

Something else from the barn upcycled!!


While teaching the crazy quilting workshops I find it necessary to haul about 7-8 totes.  I have supplies for the day's activities, plus the laptop with a slide presentation, related books and lots and lots of samples of my needlework, and essentials things for my own use such as camera, notebooks, etc.   Getting it all to the car and then into the shop was a battle...

 Also I needed something elevated to set the laptop on so everyone could see it...something the height of a bar stool... a folding bar stool for easy transport?  Maybe a folding bar stool on wheels??? So in searching through the barn I came upon  vintage folding carts and if I put a cake rack across the top of one, it was just about the right height...  I could use it for the laptop AND to haul all my totes as well...and get to the car and into the shop in one trip.
I used to use mine to haul trees and shrubs around the garden to transplant. I have two ...this one with larger wheels which is my favorite.



Last winter when I visited Susie in California she took me to the humongous flea market at the Rose Bowl...There were people everywhere pulling these vintage carts.  I was amazed because I never see them in thrift stores any more.When I did a search on Google I found they are now actually referred to as "flea market carts"  I also saw lots of them for sale with fancy little liners which would be easy to do.

But the one I liked the best not only had a liner, it had the pockets and a tool belt... The liner would be nice because the metal wires are quite widely spaced and things can and do fall through the sides and bottom.    I think I definitely need to do this..
Is this cool or what?.

6 comments:

Lorraine said...

I've not seen these anywhere but I have online. They look fabulous with all the ruffles, vintage style fabric etc. This works!

Suztats said...

Not only cool, but when you get finished with it, I'm sure it'll also be fabulous!

Cathy K said...

I think you're on to something here! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Hugs, Cathy

Marilyn said...

Your barn is like a flee market of your very own. I've never seen one of those carts but they make perfect sense. I hate making extra trips.

Marilyn said...

Your barn is like a flee market of your very own. I've never seen one of those carts but they make perfect sense. I hate making extra trips.

Laurie said...

I have a market cart like that but I agree -- the toolbelt is a great addition!

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