Vintage Bar Cart Transformation

4 Hours
Easy

I knew when I stumbled upon a killer yard sale that I was about to find something great. And I was right! My beauty of a find came in the form of an old, two-tier rolling cart. Price tag: $10. It was love at first sight, pleather and all.
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
Here she is in all her retro glory. Blue pleather on the shelves and some seen-better-days black plastic caster wheels. I knew I could do better!
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
Like I always say, there's nothing that a little spray paint can't handle! I've been crushing on gold recently, so I gave it a try. Bye-bye blue.
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
Then I cut out some chevron-patterned hot pink vinyl to recover the shelves with and give the piece a whole new vibe. Just lay your vinyl inside out underneath the shelf, trace around the shelf and then cut out your cover. All I can say about the next step is that hot glue (ouch!) was involved.
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
It turned out better than I ever could have imagined! And for less than $30!
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
I had a great time styling it with lots of vintage finds! Honestly, I think the styling was the most fun part of all!
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
I even whipped up some pink lemonade for the occasion!
vintage bar cart transformation, repurposing upcycling
Be sure to stop by the blog and see what other steps were involved, as well as all the great vintage finds I used to turn this rescued cart into a funky, vintage/mod bar cart.

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