Friday, July 26, 2013

Outdoor Bar Cart

I'm still cleaning like a mad woman for the company coming tomorrow. This one is the biggest and most exciting I've been working on for the occasion.

I got a cart on wheels at an auction a long, long time ago that was just waiting for some love. The sides are brass. The top, back and bottom shelf are all press board. I thought the brass would look nice with coral paint, and I was right! I didn't take any in progress pics, but here's the finished project:

I ran out of coral spray paint (only bought one can and that press board sure soaked it up!).So I decided to pair it with a gray stripe on the bottom.

I added a brass wine glass rail I found on Amazon to hold my plastic (outdoor) wine glasses.

I thought the brass ice bucket and glass decanters finish the look quite nicely. I'll have to take a picture of it all decked out this weekend for the party.

I'd almost forgotten I had the coral martini shaker until I was digging for bar accessories. It matches so well!
This project took a little longer than some of the other spruce up ones, but all in all, I think the effect was worth it.

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!

*Planning to share at:
Metamorphasis Monday; Give Me the Goods Monday; Time To Sparkle Tuesday Linky Party; Trash to Treasure; The Power of Paint Party; Wildly Original Linky Party; Transformation Thursday; What have you redone?; Shabbilicious Friday; Start at Home Paint Party; Funky Junk Interiors' Party Junk; Clever Chicks Blog Hop


  1. The bar turned out so beautifully...I really love the color and how great that your Martini Mixer was coral too!!

    1. Thanks Shirley. I might have to start using coral in my house now!

  2. I just found your blog on the Commona-my house bog and it sure did catch my eye. I love to recycle items and you sure did do a great job you bar on wheels. What a fun project. I would love it if you would link up with us at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    1. Thanks Kathy, I will check out your blog hop right away!

  3. Love this Idea!! Thank you for LINKING UP!!!


  4. Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

  5. I like this idea. What a great idea for the summer. I found you via Shabilicious Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing this.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

  6. Thanks for the lovely comments ladies!