Are you having the gang over for Super Bowl? Then maybe you need a bar cart!I was on a consult at my friend Abbie’s home and she had a bar cart set up in her foyer. She was quick to explain that this was just here for the holidays, but it was on wheels and I’m thinking it could live in different rooms for different occasions. And I left her house thinking that I needed a bar cart to make entertaining easier.
As happens for me almost every time, I went to my friendly local “antiques” shop and what was waiting right out front for me? A bar cart. Seriously. And I have never seen one there before! It was a bit 80s and very, very gold, but for $75 it was definitely coming home with me.
We have a place in our kitchen with a console table that turns into a bar when we entertain. I love the surface and the height of the table, but I has just the tabletop (no shelves) and is not on wheels. It gets very crowded very quickly and the wood surface is permanently damaged from spills, which are inevitable when you are using the table as a bar! When I brought the cart home, I immediately cleaned it up and set it in the space where we had the console. I did not like it there. And the gold was, well, SO GOLD. But the temperature outside was such that it could not be painted right away, so, at least for the holidays, the cart would be gold. I decided to try it in the dining room and there it has found it’s home! Even the gold bothered me less! I immediately began setting up the bar: glasses on the bottom, bottles & accessories on the two upper shelves. I am so happy with it!
I saw a printable similar to the one in the photo below on Easy and HAD to have one. I found the frame & matting at my same little favorite antique shop for $2, printed out my “Make it a double, Darling!” and hung it above my fun new cart. It makes me ever so happy! I may change out the matting for a different color at some point, but for the price, it is fine for now.
I do think this will become gray in the spring, but until it’s warn enough to paint outside again, I feel ready for my guests and smile every time I walk past my fun little bar cart inspired by Abbie!