Last year, I picked up a basic but functional bar cart at an estate auction for less than $50. As I said, it is basic but I think it has potential and could become a welcome focal point when we entertain. I noticed over the holidays bar carts were a very popular topic, inspiring me to do something fun with mine once the nicer weather arrives.
Currently the cart is sitting in a corner in our dining room without any definitive purpose. I have been using it to display / store the cut crystal pieces I own and those I have also acquired at estate sales.
This cart does need some work because it is partially covered with an over spray of latex paint. Meaning: I obviously need to do a better job protecting my
stash inventory when spray painting in the garage.
I have always planned on painting this piece but I am not sure what type of finish. I do know I don’t want black. I also think it will be moved around and possibly brought outside to the terrace or the deck.
Should I add a splash of colour?
Or should I go metallic?
- Copper seems to be making a big comeback
- Bronze: the chandelier and sconces in the dining room are bronze
I went to the internet and Pinterest to get some inspiration. There are lots of similar, simple carts out there but wow! They can be expensive!
I will admit right now that all of these look much more substantial and perhaps sturdier than mine but still, I could not find anything similar for under $100. So even if I decide to get some fancier glass, I would be way ahead of the game.
I also saw some great practical ideas of how to styleize bar carts. Once I decide how I will finish this one, I can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas.
So, I am open to suggestions as to how to re-finish this little gem.
Add different glass?
Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts.
The weather here in Toronto is improving and I will soon be able to get outside and paint this baby!