The Bar Cart Makeover
This is the before shot of the bar cart Kristina worked her magic on and a list of what you’ll need:
- A bar cart – you can find an inexpensive one at a local thrift shop, like our resident DIYer did.
- Acrylic paints in the colour(s) of your choosing
- 1/4 inch piece of plywood
On thing was for certain with this project. When I found this bar cart for sale for about $15 at Goodwill, I knew it had to be PINK. *Cue the moan and groan of my boyfriend about this.*
I was determined to have this dang thing be pink because I apparently hate Cyle so much and enjoy torturing him (my assumption from his less than stellar attitude about this idea. Gotta love a supportive spouse, right?)
So instead, I tried color blocking!
I used a coral blush and white for this project. I also wanted something fun to add to this, so I grabbed a bottle of spray paint and sprayed a block of gold on the bar.
Before I even painted the bar, I added a layer of 1/4 inch plywood to the bottom for a shelf and added some wine hanging racks to the underside of the top shelf.
Ok, now for the best part: PICTURES!
And because I love it so much, here is one more before and after!
Just like that, you have the perfect accessory to go with your summer BBQs. Use it to display refreshing drinks, glasses and more. Best of all, you’ll be able to tell your guests you did it yourself!
Not a DIYer? We have a directory of furniture and home accessory stores you can peruse to find the right bar cart for you. No DIY work required!
About the Author: Kristina Barbee shares her DIY adventures on her blog My Own Home.