Guest Room Luggage Cart

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Hello friends!  I am here today with a great project that I completed for the March Fab Furniture Flippin Contest.  This month’s theme is Mix and Match and the sponsor for this month is Fairfield World.  I decided to create a guest room luggage cart!

Some or all of the hosts of The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest receive monetary and/or product compensation from the sponsoring brand, Fairfield World, in order to complete their themed projects.  Fairfield World will also provide the prize package for the contest winner.  You can see my full disclosure here.

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart

I know when I travel I always need a place to put my suitcase or my bag and other stuff I bring like my purse, etc.  I decided it would be nice to have a guest room luggage cart for my guests to enjoy as well.

As I mentioned above this post is my entry for the March Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

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and our sponsor is Fairfield World.

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I have to say I have never used Fairfield World before so I investigated their site.  (And you should too)  They carry all sorts of pillow forms, batting, and foam fillers.  Plus some fabrics.  I love using pillows and pillow forms so I chose two 20″x 20″ pillow forms and the orange fabric.  The fabric reminds me of the fabric that re-usable bags are made with.  It is called Oly*Fun and they say,

 “Introducing Oly*Fun – “The everything material” This is one of the easiest, most versatile materials you will ever find. You can sew it, glue it, staple it, pin it or tie it. You can write on it, paint it, embellish it, stamp it or stencil it. You can scissor, rotary, or die cut it. The only thing it won’t do is fray, tear, or fade so don’t bother hemming it.

It was really easy to use and I actually used it on a couple of projects.

Here is the before picture of my cart.

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

I got this at our local Horizons Thrift store for $3.

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

I used white chalk paint to paint just the shelves.  I wanted to leave the original metal handles alone.  I liked the way they looked and they were in good shape.

Then I used my Silhouette and created the words “Bags n Stuff”.  I wanted a large graphic on the top and I think I achieved my goal.  What do you think?

 

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

This is the same font that I have used throughout the room.  You can check out my Welcome Pillow, the Warm & Cozy throw blankets and the Juice Bar Charging Station.  This is also the other project that I used the Oly*Fun fabric on.  It turned out really great!

The whole thing was a little boring and the theme of the contest is Mix and Match.  So to Mix and Match the pillow forms and the fabric I created two pillows.  One for the bed just to go in the room and one to have on the cart to jazz it up a bit until guests arrive.

I have created other pillow and fabric projects for this room so I continued with my drop cloth fabric to make the envelope cases.  I added the ampersand using the orange fabric.  I used my Silhouette to cut it out.  Then stitched it onto the front with my sewing machine.  This was before I stitched it on.  I used fusible fabric stabilizer.  After it was cut I was able to iron it into place so it would stay put while I stitched it.

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

 

It cut like a dream and because it doesn’t fray I did not have to worry about using a zig-zig stitch.  I LOVED it!

 

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

Here is the other side of the room with the second pillow form and drop cloth fabric.  It also shows the fun charging station with includes more of the fabric inside.

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

 

Guest Room Luggage Cart - www.michellejdesigns.com - One of the final touches to our guest room is this fun luggage cart. See how I created this useful piece!

 

I love the guest room luggage cart.  It is a great addition to the room!

To see all of the contest entries for the March Fab Furniture Flippin Contest visit either of the two links below.  Both are awesome blogs and should be visited.

58 Water Street

Ciburbanity

If you are a blogger and would like to get in on the Fab Furniture Flippin Contests send an email to info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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17 Comments

  1. Carolann

    I love that cart! What a great idea. And the pillow is adorable too! What a terrific job you did!

    21 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Carolann. Your kind words have made my day!! Thanks for stopping by.

      21 . 03 . 2016
  2. Sue

    First I am amazed at the cart find for $3 because it is so great. I love the transformation you did with the cart. I love the font by the way and the added color of orange adds so much energy to the room.

    21 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Sue. I love finding a great bargain and this was definitely a good one. Free or under $5 are, of course my faves. I am glad you like the orange. I love it. I am not sure how I started with it but I think it all goes well together. Thanks for stopping by!

      21 . 03 . 2016
  3. ARod

    Love love love what you did with this awesome thrift store find. So cute I want to come over and hang out in your guest room.

    22 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      You can come over any time. LOL! I think the room has turned out pretty good. The only thing I still may change is the lamps by the bed. Other than that…I think it is FINALLY done.

      22 . 03 . 2016
  4. Evija

    Love this, I need this in my spare room! Well done

    24 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Evija. I love it. This room has turned out pretty good. Thanks for stopping by!

      24 . 03 . 2016
  5. Pili

    Love the cart, Michelle, and the pillow is a great addition and matches with the colors of the room.

    25 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Pili! I am so in love with your blog. Thanks so much for visiting mine. I feel quite honored.

      27 . 03 . 2016
  6. Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

    I’ve never thought of a luggage rack for a guest room before and your makeover is adorable! Love your toss pillows too! Design and colors are refreshing!

    26 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Robin! I am not sure how I came up with the orange for the room but it need a pop of color. I think it works. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      27 . 03 . 2016
  7. Michelle James

    What an awesome find this was! Can’t believe it was $3 & love that you turned it into a luggage cart. I’m off to check out your charging station now!

    26 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Michelle. I appreciate you stopping by! I am excited to get started on my April project for the FFFC!

      27 . 03 . 2016
  8. Sadie Seasongoods

    This is fantastic- what a transformation! I’d love it if you’d link up to Talk of the Town. 🙂 http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/talk-town-link-party-14/

    06 . 04 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Sadie. I will head over to the link party as soon as I get to a real computer. Lol. Thanks for the invite!

      06 . 04 . 2016
  9. Mike

    Nice luggage cart. Can be a good cart to place shoes and foot wears. It would be great if there were wardrobes in it, so that nobody could even think to steal .. 😛

    24 . 11 . 2016

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