Monday, August 19, 2013

Bar Cart

I have been wanting a vintage bar cart for FOREVER.  My obsession began while watching Mad Men...
And then my obsession grew even more when my sister and I went to a vintage bar shop called The Hour in Alexandria, VA...

So I decided it was time to finally indulge in this obsession. Never being one who likes to pay full price for anything, I headed to Craiglist. After a short search, I found this gem for $40. It had rust stains, a loose wheel, and needed lots of love.

I took the cart apart and then lightly sanded the shelves. I then wiped it clean with a damp paper towel and spray painted it with Rust-Oleum primer. After the primer dried, I spray painted it with a cheery yellow color (Rust-Oleum Marigold).

I absolutely love the results! My sister and her husband gave me the blue tray as a surprise gift from The Hour store mentioned previously.  It makes the bar cart so beautiful and, honestly, the pictures don't do it justice. I just need to get some more fun vintage bar accessories and better glass and then my bar cart will be complete!


  1. So cute! Love that era! Nice job with the refinish:).

    1. Thanks so much! It was so much fun to do. :)