Styling a Vintage Bar Cart

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bar cart

I was on the hunt for a vintage bar cart for months… literally months. It didn’t help when my super awesome interior design friend recommended that we get one for our new place (which we moved into last September) and then I went on a crazy hunt. I finally found one for under $100 at a local antique store (similar here for under $130). Anyway, after a few months of settling in, and a few crazy months of holidays, birthdays and winter weather, I am finally getting back to settling in our place a bit more. That includes styling our bar cart! Well it still isn’t quite where I want it, it has made a lot of progress!

I first started by pulling out some of our glasses, including these gorgeous wine glasses my mother got for me a couple years ago. I wanted to stick to a gold theme, since the cart was in great condition and has gold bars. I bought this vanity tray (technically for the top of your toilet) and used it to line up the glasses. I purchased straws off Etsy and my little sister bought this tumbler for me for my birthday. As I mentioned on Instagram, I purchased these vintage whiskey decanters (another great find on Etsy) for my boyfriend in February and we finally were able to transfer his scotch/whiskey to them this past weekend. It kind of brought it all together, all with these gorgeous roses from Bachman’s!

vintage bar cart

I will do another post soon showing the detailing of the bottom of the cart too, which includes a cocktail book, martini glasses, a vintage glass bowl holding wine toppers and beer bottle openers, as well a glass holder for corks. I think our next step is to do a gallery wall above the cart (starting with this piece my friend gave me for my birthday) OR to purchase a sunburst mirror or a sunburst set.

Do you have any more styling ideas for me?! Or what do you think would look best above the cart? We DEFINITELY need to get some things on the walls!

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    April 1, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Love that bar cart. I don’t have a bar cart in my home but it is one item that I hope to be purchasing soon.

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    April 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    beautiful cart. I could so use one of these in my dinning room

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    April 1, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    This is all amazing! I’m obsessed with how it turned out. Those whiskey decanters you got for your boyfriend are incredible, and the cart was such a great find!


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    April 1, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Your bar cart turned out great! I love it! 🙂
    Happy Tuesday, babe!

    SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND FOR GO BLOG! I’m so excited to meet you!


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      April 1, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      Yessss! Can’t wait to meet you Ashley! xx

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    two birds
    April 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    I think it looks fabulous. Chic and put together without being too much!

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    April 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    So cute! I’m actually looking for a piece that I can DIY into a bar car for my Mother in Law. I was thinking a three tier bookcase that I could fit a basin in the bottom for dirty glasses and I’ll spray paint it, attache a push handle and wheels and monogram her initials on it. Wish me luck!

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    April 1, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Girlfriend, you cart is ah-mah-zing! Love the roses and all the gold! Can’t wait to see you SO SO SOON! xx

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    April 2, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    The cart is awesome, love that! x

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    Ashlee Bowler
    April 2, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    what an amazing idea x

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    April 2, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    I’ve always loved this idea, and hopefully next year in my new apartment Ill have enough room. Vintage is the best way to go as well.


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    The Thread Affect
    April 3, 2014 at 2:42 AM

    I love a vintage bar cart! It will definitely be one of the first things on my "must buy" list when we finally get a house! Love the vintage whiskey decanters!

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    April 3, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    I love going into houses and seeing lovely details to everything such as these beautiful roses. Hopefully one day I will also have a house with similar beautiful touches.

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    April 3, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    This came together so well! I love it!

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