Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Bar carts have been taking the blogger/pinterest world by storm! With that said, you would think they would be easier to find! I started my search locally but quickly realized I wouldn't find what I was looking for here. And that would be: antique, brass/gold, glass, on casters...What can I say, I want what I want. A couple months ago I found that pretty much matched all of my criteria except it was a bit over my budget and in Michigan.

Since then I have had zero luck. Nothing online, nothing at the flea market, nothing at the vintage stores, nothing new, nothing used, just nothing. So last week I went shopping with my momma in the states I had high hopes. I was determined. As per usual we stopped at Target so I could drool over the Nate Berkus line. I was checking out some rugs for our entry way when I heard my mom yell, "I found your bar cart!" Um excuse me. Sorry Target employees, I may have just dropped everything in the middle of the rug isle.

It wasn't perfect. The gold finish was a bit dull. The tiers were wood instead of glass. But, I liked it. A lot. I flagged the first employee down to see if they had any more in stock because the floor model was a bit scratched. A few minutes later she wheels over a creaky, streaky, scratched and dark brown wood version of the bar cart. Ew. It was last years version and it had seen better days. She quickly offered me a discount on the floor model and I wheeled it away before anyone else could snatch it up! With 20% off it was within my budget, can't get much better! A few coats of my favourite gold spray paint later and I have my dream bar cart!!
Over the last couple months, I have been buying things for my imaginary bar cart. So being able to pull them out and put them on a real bar cart was super exciting! The copper ice bucket, blue and gold decanter, and copper moscow mule mugs were all thrifted. The bartender book and martini shaker was donated by my parents. The cocktail napkins were a gift from my cousin, Steph (love them Steph!). The mirrored tray and the geometric glass were from Homesense (more expensive version can be found at West Elm)

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