Beverage & Bar Cart

2:46:00 PM

I found this beauty on the side-of-the-road...

How to turn an old cart into a beautiful bar cart

Actually, my friend found it and and asked me to pick it up 
for her but she never came and got it,

 so I'm thinking that possession is 9 tenths of the law.

Create a rolling bar cart for your next party from a repurposed old cart.

I painted it with Old White, distressed and waxed it. 

I added vinyl letters that originally was printed to say BAKERY but BAR certainly worked better in this case.

How to create wine glass storage on a DIY rolling bar cart
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I hung racks under the top shelf to hold wine glasses.

Creating a fun rolling bar cart from a found tv stand.

I'm loving the detail on the sides!

A beautiful DIY cart for a party bar.

And I'm really hoping that when my friend comes over later today for my Cinco de Mayo party, she won't recognize this cart!

Creating a DIY rolling bar cart from an old TV stand.

Next Day Update:

I found a wooden wine rack the perfect size at the thrift store. I painted it Old White to match the cart and added it to the bottom shelf.

Creating wine storage for a DIY rolling bar cart.

Now I'm really keeping it!

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  1. There is no way she will recognize it, it's completely transformed. What a great upcycle, Susan.

  2. That's amazing! Excellent upcycle!

  3. Love it..Turned out great looking.

  4. Never pass up free furniture and this one was a real treasure. Good job!

  5. That's right...she'll never guess! That's one of the best transformations I've ever seen! It's really beautiful and so functional. The white really does show off the details of the piece. You did great!

  6. Awesome, where did you get the castors? and how much height did they add? I'm looking to raise a table and wondering how best to do it.

    Love the new look!

  7. Love it! What a transformation - hope you enjoy your party!

  8. So pretty! This piece does have great details.

  9. Wow! It looks wonderful! I can't believe how quick you got it done! Have fun at your party - I'm sure everyone will be impress with your new bar cart!

  10. Your party just got that much more awesome! That cart is wonderful!

  11. Love the cart! Ready for a glass of wine lol!

  12. So fun! I love the cart. I think I definitely need one...

  13. Simply beautiful ... Félicitations !

  14. Girl, you hit a home run on this, it is beautiful. I wonder, if you friend saw the potential in the piece by the side of the road, she might recognize it, but how could she take such a wonderful piece that fits in so well with your entertaining style? I just think you might have to invite her over for LOTS of cocktails.

    1. She saw it and recognized it... looks like I'm going to have to share! LOL

  15. Clever again. And... my neighbors have in their burn pile one of those wood baby changing tables. I'll bet I could transform it to patio bar cart with minimal work and copy you. Will you go over and knock on their door and ask if you can have it for a friend? I will come get it.


  16. HAHA! Her lose your gain! I would just play dumb... I don't know what you are talking about! HA!

  17. Susan it turned out great! What a transformation. I love it. lin

  18. I want it! Wonderful work!

  19. You'd have to rip it out of my bony hands! Gorgeous!

  20. LOVE the cart in WHITE - especially with the graphic BAR leters!! Great job!!

    xo Lynda

  21. It looks great! I have mine in my shop~I may have to bring it home!! Thanks for the BAR idea, I'm going to do that :) Love it!!

  22. It looks fabulous - love the "BAR" on it, perfect!

  23. This is really gorgeous, and how fortuitous that the wine rack fits perfectly without covering the BAR letters. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Love what you did with roadkill! Ha! I'm looking for a something similiar and now my daughter wants one too for her new apartment. The BAR really makes it special. Now I just need to start looking at the side of the road!

    Robin Flies South

  25. OMG I love this. What a great idea. I just became your newest follower. I hope you will check out my blog when you have a minute.

  26. We are featuring you over at Decor2Adore{able}.

    We would love to have you submit additional projects.


  27. I love it! BAR is perfect & the details on the side are just lovely :o)

  28. So cute and functional. I've been debating how to turn an old potting bench into a bar for my porch. If I go for it, I'll share it! Cheers to mine turning out half as great as yours!
    Karen @

  29. Oh, yes. A bar is right up my alley. Mmm hmmm.

  30. I hope she doesn't read your blog..... Great job!

  31. Found you at the Pin the Tail on the Bloggy party. Thanks for sharing this. I have a TV stand sitting in the back of the garage waiting for a new purpose. You've inspired me to breath new life into it very soon. :)

  32. They snooze, they lose! Lol. I am betting that she wants to share after such a great transformation! I love the wine rack addition as well. Great job! I also found you via the pinning party and will definitely be pinning this one!

  33. Love your transformation!! Your story is all too familiar. I was hanging on to old rusty tray tables for my friend. She decided she didn't need or want them after all. So I transformed them into beautiful Parisian-inspired tea tray tables. I wonder what she will say when she comes over... here's the link to my post if you're interested:


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