Bar Cart Makeover

I can’t wait to show you guys my bar cart makeover.  it turned out better then I ever expected.  I talked about how I scored my cart and my inspo for the makeover in my last post.  This is how the cart looked when I purchased it off Craig’s List for $75.00.

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

By the way please ignore the grimy baseboards in the background.  After about 8 years of kids in and out and our Golden Retriever Penny actually laying right there every day looking out the front glass door, the entire house and baseboards need to be repainted.

Whenever you are painting a piece of furniture always give it a good wipe down with soap and water first thing to get any built up dirt and grime out.

I then taped off the parts of the cart that I did not want paint on.

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

Next I brought it  outside and primed the piece with my favorite spray primer, Zinsser Cover Stain Oil Base Primer.

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

After the primer was dry I  gave it a quick once over with some fine grit sand paper to get any bumps out.

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Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

Make sure after sanding to always wipe the dust away with a tack cloth.

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

I used my favorite gold spray paint, Rustoleum Metallic Gold.  I did two coats about 1/2 hour between each. Great coverage as always, no dripping and even coats.

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

A great tip to know is that the Sharpie Gold Metallic Paint Pen is a great gold match to Rustoleum’s Gold Metallic Spray Paint.  The paint pen is good for detail work.  I used the paint pen on the metal feet and the metal portion of the wheel.  I didn’t want to spray the entire wheel-mainly because that’s exactly what it would look like-a spray painted wheel.  I wanted it to look authentic, like it was always this way.

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

 

 

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

And there she is… I love how it turned out.  The gold paint gave it that sparkle it needed.  The raw bamboo was fine but it kind of just disappeared amongst everything else in the house.  I was able to get the look of my inspiration pieces but easily stayed within my budget.  Also there is something so satisfying about transforming a recycled piece of furniture.

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy
Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

All of the my bar accessories I already had.   The only thing I bought new was the Target Gold Cage Lamp from the Threshold Collection. I wanted something that was fun and would add a pop of color.  It was definitely not a huge investment at $39.99.   The entire line is adorable  and so on trend with the gold and hot pink color scheme.


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Checkout the entire Target Threshold Summer Prep Collection at Target.  I noticed at my local Target when the items sell out in all of their special décor selections they sometimes don’t re-stock the items.  So….. if you see a piece that you like and are “on the fence” about it-grab it while you can.  If you change your mind you can always return it.

I am still mad at myself for letting the Threshold Gold Task Lamp slip through my fingers.

target gold task lamp via: Remixed Interiors
Everyone in the entire blogging community managed to get their hands on at least one of these babies.   Oh and to top it off Target was even having a sale on it- another 20% off the already fabulous $49.99 price tag.   I went back the next day and they were all gone.  They never did get more inventory.  Whahh.

bc after 5

Bar Cart Makeover via: Remixed Interiors #barcartmakeover #barcart #barcartdiy

Oh and did you notice the black and white brush stroke art in the pics?   It’s actually probably the easiest diy project in the entire universe and I will be sharing all the deets with you guys in the next post-or the post after that one…….:)

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3 thoughts on “Bar Cart Makeover

  1. The bar cart looks awesome! I love the hot pink lamp! I have two projects that I want you to design- my laundry room makeover (that room gives me anxiety!) and to update my family room. Can’t wait for your next post!!!

    1. Thanks Amy! So glad you liked it:) I would love to help you tackle your laundry room and family room. Also thanks for following the blog!

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