DIY Bar Cart


I LOVE Bar Carts! I always have. I've been meaning to get one for myself but it just hasn't been in the budget. So I set out to DIY one for an affordable price.
The Bar Cart gods were definitely looking down on me when I went to a garage sale and stumbled upon this Cart that was only 2.00!!
It's really rusty but we just took an electric drill with a wire brush attachment to it and it took majority of it off. There are still some bumpy spots in places but Its nothing I can't deal with.
After we removed all the rust We primed and Spray painted the handles and the trays.I don't have photos of this part but it's pretty self explanatory. After everything dried I added a herringbone pattern to the trays using a gold Paint pen.
I then painted some of the spaces with Gold, pink, and mint. There wasn't any rhyme or reason to the pattern I just did what I liked.
Then when the paint dried we assembled it and Voila! A beautiful bar cart for a total of about 10.00 (if you have to buy the paint) I already had all of the paint on hand so really it only cost me the 2.00 for the Cart! Score!
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  • Inetia
    on Jan 22, 2017

    It really is fabulous! You didn't put any kind of clear coat on it?

    • Inetia
      on Nov 15, 2017

      So glad to hear she coated it. It would have been a shame not to protect such a beautiful creation.

  • Kera Mizok
    on Jul 28, 2017

    How did you spray with the pattern?
    • Regina Roberts Hall
      on Aug 16, 2018

      She spray painted it then painted the herringbone pattern on with a gold paint pen then colored in the spaces with other colored paint pens.

  • Pickled Tink Missy Baker
    on Nov 17, 2017

    love it! What kind of paint did you use for the pink and mint?

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  • Kathy
    on May 14, 2018

    I have the same cart. Not rusty like yours, but have been wanting to paint it. Yours looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Michelle
    on Jan 23, 2020

    That is fantastic. I have an old cart like this and didn't know what to do, now I do.

    Thank you for sharing. Now to find the cart that is buried in the garage.

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