"Project Bar Cart Complete"

 
 
I mentioned a few weeks ago, that I was bound and determined to fill the empty space in my living room with a bar cart.
 
I searched high and low, thinking I wanted something that looked like this, but I ended up scoring this much more traditional option on Craigslist.  
 
 
I'm pretty sure it's a tea cart, and I wasn't sure about it at first. I knew I'd want to remove the drop leaf sides so that I could display items underneath.  However, having the option to add them back when entertaining is an added bonus.  
 
Once I had the construction right, it was on to styling. 
 
  
 
Here's the thing, I'm actually not a big liquor drinker, so I wanted my bar accessories to be conducive for what I actually drink; wine.  I found a number of great really affordable accessories at the Metrolina Expo Antique and Collectibles Show, including this framed "cork board", gold rimmed cordial glasses and a fabulous Italian tray. 
 
 
 
I also picked up this gold bar tools set for $10.  I was SO EXCITED that it was gold. 
 
 
My favorite, without a doubt, was this $3.00 brass picture with a duck spout.  I couldn't resist.
 
 
I needed a place to store my wine glasses and preferred that they hang from underneath.  I found these gold under the cabinet wine glass holders for $3.50 on Ebay. Each holds 2-3 glasses and they were narrow enough for me to mount two behind the drawer on the underside of the cart. 
 
 
I also added some decorative paper to the drawer as liner. 

 
Go figure, Target had the perfect ice bucket and wine bottle rack for this project.  
 
 
And with that, project bar cart is a wrap, except maybe for the addition of a little liquor.
 


 
 
One project down, so many to go....


8 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I love this! I especially like the gold bar tools set. Great look !

Valerie

April said... Reply To This Comment

Turned out so lovely!

DecRenew Interiors said... Reply To This Comment

Love it all and the pop of orange!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Great project! It would be lovely if you showed a complete head-on photo of the furniture piece before it was used, and then also after it was completed and styled. Hard to rally get a sense of the finished product from these photos.

House Envy said... Reply To This Comment

I love all the gold accent pieces! Erin

Cheryl Luckett said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Erin, Valerie, April and Ruthie. I've added a couple of true before and afters to this post so you get a better idea of what the finished product looks like.

Laika Lalonde said... Reply To This Comment

Cheryl I absolutely love the little gold bar tool set you have, I have been looking for one for so long!! could you please tell us where you found this little gem!?!?!

Thank you - Laika

Cheryl Luckett said... Reply To This Comment

Laika, the utensil set was actually found at an antiques show locally.

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