Justin Timberlake can take care of the sexy; and I’ll take care of the bar carts. Lol. I’m loving this new trend that’s actually a throwback to the 1950’s when bar carts were at their peak.
I searched high and low for a solid month trying to find a decent (and reasonably priced) bar cart. I checked thrift stores, garage sales, and mostly online on kijiji. For my American readers, Kijiji is pretty much the same as Craigslist.
I have an awkward corner in my living room (that’s right off the dining room), and I was never certain what to put there. I have tried different tables and shelves in that corner, but nothing seemed to work. One day, while poking around on Pinterest, I stumbled on the idea of a bar cart. Finding one proved to be harder than I had anticipated, but I’m glad I perservered, as I love the end result.
I eventually found this one, which was unfortunately an hour and half away 🙁 But since my husband is the bestest dude ever, he offered to make the three hour drive on his day off. Yay!
I also love the idea of a bar cart, since I now have two shelves I can re-decorate and re-organize to my little heart’s content. For this casual everyday look, I decided to put alcohol on the top shelf. What’s a bar cart without booze, right?
It’s right off the dining room, so guests can easily pour themselves a drink if we’re eating dinner, and since it’s in the centre of our entertaining space, it’s perfect for serving up cocktails any time.
I made this cute little rag banner, since I had some leftover fabric, and it helps the space feel light and fun. I can easily take it down, as it’s secured in place with command hooks. This can even be changed out seasonally, and since it’s spring, I went with pinks and taupes.
Just for fun, here’s a picture with the filters on. Have a Happy Happy Hour everyone 🙂
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I’ll be back again tomorrow, where I’ll show you how I made a special housewarming gift for my brother and awesome sister-in-law. See you then.
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