Cocktails Anyone?

9 months.  That is how long it took me to get this project done, take a photo, and write about it.  Speedy!

I’ve always wanted a bar cart.  Everyone needs some cocktails on wheels. I’ve looked on eBay and First Dibs only to be turned away due to price.

While perusing my local Goodwill store, I came across this 1980’s microwave cart and instantly thought of a little bar cart that could.  $20!


Veneer with weird cross-hatch pattern on the side.

But the wheels… I love the wheels!

After: primed, painted, and two handles attached:

Still love the wheels!




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49 Responses to Cocktails Anyone?

  1. ianzmom says:

    looks like you are ready for girls night….

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  2. stacy clark says:

    love it! definitely an upcycle on this thirfty recycle piece.

  3. Wendy says:

    Aside from being great all over, the drawer-pull/towel rack handles are absolute genius. You go!

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  4. Erica says:

    Great transformation! I would love it if you would join my linky party

  5. Wow, what a brilliant bar cart! You did a brilliant job transforming that old cart-great job!

    Best wishes,

  6. KARIN says:

    I did one of these a while back too…I just love them. I am your newest follower.Hope you will stop by sometime…:)

  7. beth says:

    Love this, how fun! And it even had wheels reminds me of the show Man Men! They have bar carts everywhere in that series:)!

  8. beth says:

    oops, meant to say Mad Men!

    • Carrie White Innes says:

      Wonderful job but I think it would have been a little more swish and a little more Mad Men if the cross-hatching on the side was left and painted.

  9. This turned out beautifully! I love the wheels too.

  10. Megan says:

    Love it! Where did you get the green striped straws from? I need some for my bar cart as well!

  11. brilliant! discovered you via a beach cottage. come by and visit anytime.



  12. Melissa R. says:

    LOVE THIS! So smart! You were very lucky to find this at the thrift store. Good eye!

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  14. Jacqueline says:

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!! Thanks for the ideas! :)

  15. I love this!!! I have been getting into making cocktails at home (so much cheaper) and a bar cart make a perfect display for my new barware! Yours looks lovely! Thanks for sharing! :D

  16. Michelle says:

    I love bar carts you have decorated yours so well. Great job :)

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  17. LOVE this so great!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. caitlin says:

    Love this!! I just did a DIY makeover of a Bar Cart and am very pleased with it. I love yours too!

  20. caitlin says:

    I just saw your comment to me :) If you go to my page, the Bar Cart post should still be on the first page if you scroll down just a bit.

    I’ve been obsessed with the project and now bar carts so that’s how I came across yours- good old fashioned Google Search ;)

  21. I love it! I recently redid two carts and am looking for a third to use as a bar cart. Mind if I pin this?

  22. jesslope says:

    great job. its so clean and sharp. and a good price for it.
    i just got done making my own bar cart. a little more colorful than yours. :)
    check it out:

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  25. AC says:

    Very pretty. Only, how did you prep the laminate surface for paint? I’d be afraid it’d chip off rather quickly in a dry winter home with the heat on full blast all the time.

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  27. Amanda says:

    Love this! Way to go!

  28. Alix says:

    what is the height on your bar cart? I have an old microwave cart i am thinking of getting rid of.

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