Not For Babies Anymore

Changing table upcycled to a bar cart. DIY chalk paint, handmade wine rack and wine glass holder. Iron pipe, elbow joints and floor flanges as towel racks and hand painted graphics borrowed from The Graphics Fairy.
Old changing table before the upcycling began.
Finished cart ready for silent auction to benefit my sons school.
Added wooden serving tray also hand painted with transferred graphics.
Hand painted graphic from The Graphics Fairy. Love her website
Top shelf of cart. Again, hand painted transfer from The Graphics Fairy.
Fun, functional and easy to complete.

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  • Marta Rebolledo-Harrington
    Marta Rebolledo-Harrington
    on Aug 12, 2016

    Love this project! What paint did you use, and how was the wood treated before painting? You did a stunning job!

    • Mindi
      Mindi
      on Sep 1, 2016

      I used chalk paint and there was no preparation needed but a good cleaning.

  • Riddhika Jain
    Riddhika Jain
    on Aug 24, 2016

    It looks awesome! how did you do it? Can you give instructions, please ?

  • Gsmith
    Gsmith
    on Sep 15, 2019

    Can you share the measures of the bar cart pls?

    • Mindi
      Mindi
      on Sep 15, 2019

      I don’t have the measurements as this cart was auctioned off for charity. Sorry.

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  • Mindi
    Mindi
    on Sep 13, 2016

    I took a 1/2" square dowl and glued and screwed it to a 2" flat piece of wood then attached it to the bottom of the shelf. Carefully spacing so wine glasses will hang. There are many simpler ways via YouTube but this worked best for me because the shelf had a lip on it.

  • Phyllis
    Phyllis
    on Sep 20, 2017

    I just picked up almost the same changing table for either a tea cart or bar. After seeing yours, I'm definitely going with bar, you did a great job. What a good idea for a silent auction piece, I'm guessing it earned some good $$.
    I am planning on chalk paint for mine as well. I haven't used it yet, I'm hoping it's not a major project.
    Hopefully my bar cart comes out half as nice as yours!d
    • Mindi
      Mindi
      on Sep 20, 2017

      Thank you. Be sure to post some pictures to share with us.

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