I have wanted a bar cart for a while now. Something that was my speed, a little shabby and a little glam. A nod to the 70’s is always good too.
And I didn’t want to pay hardly anything for it, because well the thrill of the hunt is the hunt itself, the find and then the best part, the DEAL.
Do you love the deal too? Like swerve off the road when you see a yard sale sign, jump up and down in a thrift store kind of love? Oh good then we were separated at birth I am sure of it.
This find was $9.99 at our nearby Goodwill and I liked it immediately when I saw the herringbone inlay on each shelf. It was too big and bulky to be a little bookcase but I felt like it would make a cool bar cart.
And if I ended up not liking it for that purpose, Abbie my eight year old already decided that Barbie’s would look excellent piled on top of it. So to the checkout we headed.
We taped off the center on the top to leave the herringbone pattern on display, and painted the remainder of the cart with Chalked spray paint in Charcoal. This is THE most beautiful dark grey on the planet, just saying…. I am pretty much in love with this paint.
Once the paint was dry, and the cart was a little distressed we added these acrylic casters. I wanted to go with these as number one each one was less than five bucks each at Harbor Freight. And two, they look like Lucite. Don’t even get me started on Lucite, it makes me think of Wonder Woman’s invisible jet and everything cool and amazing about a clear piece of furniture. I don’t have one, yet!
We found the sleek cabinet/drawer pulls at Home Depot, put them in place and voila! we were the proud owners of a “new” bar cart. She is all styled pretty for these photos but you know she has also been the home for 30 Barbie’s this week and a cat who like to sneak inside and nap on the bottom shelf periodically.
I cannot wait to use it this summer for impromptu get-togethers, extra serving space outside, and stray doll or cat in it’s down time.
Thank you for taking a peek at our latest project, come back soon to see what I did with a ton of yarn, inspired by another thrifted find 🙂