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9 DIY Bar Cart Ideas for Inspiration

By: DecoArt
May 19, 2017

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Bar carts, or drink trolleys, as they are known across the pond first became popular in the 1930s and 40s. They continued their reign as a must-have piece in drawing rooms and the like until the 70s. After being in hiding for a few decades, they are back with a vengeance. Why now? Most trend watchers agree it is all due to the show, "Mad Men". Watching Don Draper pour himself a cocktail from a stylish bar cart had us all wanting one. And, bloggers and Instagram influencers everywhere have showed us that we don't need to limit these highly functional carts to adult beverages, they can be used for coffee, tea, sodas, and more. With most of us short on space, the multi-functional bar cart is a smart investment piece.

Let's take a look at a few great pieces that have been revamped and styled with some of our favorite DecoArt products!

Drink Cart upcycle

See how Mandy created a drink station with wine glass storage from a dated cart. It once had brass details before she gave it a modern and fresh look with Americana Decor Satin Enamels

Vintage cart makeover

This vintage tea trolley doesn't serve up drinks anymore but instead, provides a great mobile working and storage piece in the craft room of Craftaholics Anonymous. See how she gives it a laquer-like finish with Americana Decor Maxx Gloss


Kitchen cart makeover
Chica & Jo transformed a dated kitchen cart into a festive centerpiece for holiday parties using Americana Decor Chalky Finish and Satin Enamels. See how they created the buffalo check pattern as well. 

DIY beverage station

The Casual Craftlete shows you how to create this beverage station from a pile of lumber and her full tutorial makes it super easy to make your own! She finishes it off with a fun shade of Americana Decor Chalky Finish

Bar cart makeover

Americana Decor Metallics give a modern and sleek feel to this drink cart. Mandy shows you the simple transformation and a few styling tips. 

Tea cart

That's My Letter gives you the plans for creating a pint-sized cart for the kiddos that they can use to serve you tea. Since kids would be playing with it, they finished it off with Americana Decor Outdoor Living for durability.

Bar cart

Giggles Galore transformed a vintage cart that wasn't getting much use into a multi-functional piece for her home. She uses it as a beverage station for parties and as an accent table the rest of the time. See the dramatic transformation she did using Americana Decor Metallics.

Summer fun cart

Bar carts also make great organizational pieces. Just see how Yesterday on Tuesday made hers fit for the outdoors using Americana Decor Outdoor Living. We are ready to join her for some summer fun!

Bar cart copy

Serve up refreshments in colorful style this summer with this cart make-over done by Giggles Galore with Americana Decor Outdoor Living

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