Monday, June 17, 2013

Bar Cart Makeover and Reveal



Hello friends!  Remember my bar from my recent thrifty finds post?  Well after a few tweaks I'm excited to show you the full reveal.





Although I loved the mirrored top, I decided to add some fun and interest; the gold vinyl dots were the perfect addition.  I didn't worry about creating perfectly spaced dots.  I just eyeballed the distance and tried to space the dots evenly.


All of the glasses were thrift store finds.  The hammered tray is a recent purchase from Target.



As much as I thought about painting the cart, in the end I decided leave it as is.  The wood was in great condition so I didn't want to cover it up.  And because I love the look, I dipped the legs in some navy paint for a fun addition of color.


Cute little stirrers from Etsy.


The coasters are from Etsy as well!









The ice bucket is perfect for chilled beverages.













I love how the cart came together.  It's now ready to mix up our favorite drinks.  I can't wait to use it this summer! 

50 comments:

  1. Very nice. I'm in the process of buiding my bar now. I like the decorative touch with the plant.

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  2. Wow Brandi.. I can't believe how awesome it turned out. I love the polka dots!! You've got a real talent. : )

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  3. I love it and it is totally ready. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Awesome girl! I love everything about it! The polka dots are so fun and the dipped legs looks great. I am ready for my drink! ;)

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  5. Brandi, it looks amazing. Love the addition of the gold dots and the navy feet! What a great find. Love the way everything is styled as well.

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  6. You are killing me! So cute, fun and inviting! You rocked it.

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  7. Wow Brandi! You've really got that bar cart decked out! I really like the addition of the vinyl dots and especially the blue legs. Everything else is frosting on the cake. You're all ready for a summer get together. What time should I be over? ;) Well done, as usual. Have a great week!
    Debbie

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  8. Ok, I don't even drink, but that cart is pretty to look upon. You've done an outstanding job adorning this beautiful cart. I love the accent colors and the accessories you chose.

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  9. Love it! It looks so good. I love the polka dot details and your styling is beautiful!

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  10. Love this Brandi! I love the blue dipped feet! Great job!

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  11. LOOVE the barcart!!! You did an amazing job. and the pictures are everything!

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  12. i love it brandi! i would not refuse to have a drink with you♥

    those coasters are pretty!

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  13. Awesome, Brandi! When am I coming over for a drink? I'm going to Target this weekend....will check out that tray. And the dots are cool :)

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  14. Wow Brandi, your cart looks so classy and elegant. I love the way you've styled it and those dipped legs are fabulous. Great job my friend, as always!

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  15. Brandi,
    This is a beautiful makeover, as usual! I absolutely love it! Thank you, for inspiring us to create! Cynthia

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  16. Love all the details Brandi! The polka dots are to die for! How amazing that you scoured most of the items at thrift stores! Beautiful styling and an amazing job!

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  17. Dear Brandi,

    I have a cart very similar, it is also made ​​of wood. What differs is that it has a drawer. It is very useful. In fact, it was done as supporting table BBQ. I found terrible spoils it and it is within my kitchen supporting other utensils. I enjoyed how you use this.

    Kisses

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  18. Wow! That's fab! It looks lovely. Love all the items you placed on the top! The dots and chevron...I'm in love.

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  19. Dear BrandiI can't believe how awesome it turned out. I love the polka dots!!Great Job

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  20. your cart looks very pretty Brandi! I love that you dipped the legs in blue paint! adds a pop of color & glad you left the wood untouched too! :-) you styled it very nicely your cart!
    Ingrid

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  21. What a fun project, if only I had the space for something like this ;)

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  22. love your barcart - the styling is so great and the gold dots are a great glam touch. love a little makeover :) thanks for stopping by blog - happy I found yours and can follow along now!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  23. Very stylish, as always, Brandi! I love the navy with the natural wood - it really looks great! All of your cute accessories are perfect, too. I love the colors and the patterns. xo

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  24. This is an awesome idea. We keep saying we need a bar cart but they are so expensive. I keep looking for one that is more thrifty to DIY! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  25. Looks awesome Brandi! I love the dots!

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  26. Wow, that looks so elegant.
    Great job.
    And those shrimp tacos below . . . yummy . . . my mouth is watering.

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  27. Looks great! I love the straw jar.

    Keri

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  28. The makeover came out great! How cute!

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  29. LOVE all the details. And those coasters are so cute... great colors and patterns!!

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  30. I love this! This is a great transformation with this bar cart! The coasters are absolutely adorable!

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  31. You rock sweet girl! Your bar is awesome, my goodness, you are very talented, I totally love it! I can't believe we were so close and yet we didn't see each other..Oh shoo!!!..just to be polite, darn! Anyway, big hugs darling.
    FABBY

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  32. This looks so amazing. I love the little fruit bowl and the mix of colours and glass. Great make over :)

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  33. Good Afternoon Brandi, I love this drinks trolley and I love the fact that you did not paint it. It is a "handsome" piece and looks fabulous as it is..... of course with the added extra of the little blue "socks".
    Now then, I wonder what cocktail I will make???
    Enjoy your Sunday,
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  34. Oooh la la lovely! So many fantastic ideas! I especially love the vinyl dots and dipped legs. So fun! Thank you so much for sharing!

    xo,
    Jen

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  35. I was just at Iheartorganizing and decided to check out your cart. I'm glad I did. It turned out sooo cute!

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  36. I was just at Iheartorganizing and decided to check out your cart. I'm glad I did. It turned out sooo cute!

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  37. Looks awesome Brandi! jUst finished my 'clearance bar' too, not lucky yet to get a bar cart of my own, but patience is key right?! :-)

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  38. This is so fun, Brandi! I love the dots and the dipped legs are fab!!! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I'm glad you did! Love your blog! ;) Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

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  39. This turned out so great and you styled it perfectly! xo Kristin
    www.bliss-athome.com

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  40. Beautifully done and perfectly styled and ready to be put to use! I love that bar carts are coming back into style!

    Thanks for linking up to my Project Party!

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  41. OMG, if only I could find a stand like this, excellent job (as always)!

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  42. I kind of feel like you're inside my head haha I have been on the hunt for the perfect barcart for so long and cannot wait to get my hands on one to repurpose! Thanks!

    Xo Courtney Q || ColorMeCourtney.com

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  43. This is really great I love to go to the thrift store as well, I'm going to have to see if I can find one for my summer entertaining this year!!!

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