A little while ago I fell in love when the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess blogged about restyling a bar cart . It was completely something that I would love to have in my home! And just like that, the hunt was on for the perfect bar/utility/tea cart that I could restyle/up-cycle into my dream cocktail cart. After almost a month of searching inexpensive furniture stores (hello Ikea), thrift stores, flea markets, and online, and coming up empty handed every time, I was just about ready to give up and put this project on the backburner. One day while browsing on Kijiji I came across a vintage tea cart that was absolutely perfect and I knew I had to have it. Happily it was still available and was in my home within days. Let the DIY-ing begin!!
The first step was (obviously) cleaning it up since its previous owners had it stored away. Next I enlisted my Papa (who is a DIY master) and off we went to Lowes for some spray paint. Who knew that picking out spray paint could be so hard?!?! I knew I wanted something metallic, but not too shiny or brassy. And of course it had to match the rest of my living room decor. After almost an hour in the spray paint isle, I ended up picking up 3 cans of Rust-Oleum spray paint in Aged Copper and left it in Dad’s hands to do the spraying for me.
My next step was collecting booze and accessories. This process actually took longer than I thought, maybe it’s because I’m too picky. While it’s not completely finished (I’d like to grab a couple trays to have the glasses rest on and I still need a few accessories), it’s close enough and it is in use and I’m ready to show it off!