See how I turned a $5 thrift store find into a beautiful and functional DIY rolling bar cart!
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This $5 thrift store cart received a super fun makeover into a DIY rolling bar cart, using paint and a stencil.
I’ve paired up with a great group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge.
Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc.
There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Sherry | Savvy Apron
You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
I look so forward to these monthly challenges. I really wanted to create something different this month so I headed to my favorite thrift store to see what I could find.
Supplies Needed For Rolling Bar Cart
I definitely picked the right day to go, as all wood furniture was 50% off! I immediately was drawn to this rolling cart-I think it was used as a microwave cart in its former life. Check this beauty out:
It was marked $9.99, which means I paid $5 for this baby! Now check out what I turned it into:
A rolling bar cart-cool right? I gave it a good cleaning first, then a light sanding. Other than that, the piece was in very good shape and didn’t need any repairs.
I used two coats of this beautiful Valspar seafoam color called Schoolboy Blue that I picked up for .99! They had a sale on paint samples at Lowe’s and this color just jumped out at me.
I find it very soothing. Once it was dry I gave it a coat of clear wax to protect it. I stenciled “BAR” on the bottom shelf and picked up some flour sack towels to hang on the handles.
I staged it as a bar cart, but honestly this cart could be used on a porch to serve sweet tea or even in a bathroom to store extra towels.
There are so many options and for $5 it was definitely a steal! This rolling bar cart is going to my niece-who will use it to serve her Aunt Fireball & Ginger ale 🙂
Hope you like it Breanna!
You may also want to check out this old bookshelf turned into a DIY bar cart.
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