Today I wanted to circle back and show you all how I quickly updated the small bar cart/drink server we have in our newly updated Library Room, you can see the whole post on the changes we recently made in this space HERE if you missed it. Basically, this is the formal living room in our home, but we use it to keep our piano and to house our books so I call it a “library” for lack of a better description.
You can just barely see the bar cart on the bottom right of the photo, but it will give you an idea of how the room is laid out. A few years ago, I decided this little cart (one that we’ve had for many years, it originally came from Crate & Barrell) still could have some life in it with the help of a little gold spray paint. It’s just a small stand that we typically tuck in the corner of our dining room, we use it mostly to store wine :), and here it is after it’s makeover.
I moved it into the library because it was the perfect size to fit under my antique mirror and I liked how it matched with the other gold accents in the room. To make it a little fancier, I recovered the top glass with this amazing marble contact paper.
Here it is below before the contact paper.
I think the marble top classes it up a bit! I need to tell you about the contact paper; this marble paper is SO thick, so it is a little harder to work with than the usual contact paper. It is definitely not going anywhere now that it is stuck on the glass, and I seriously don’t think you can tell that it isn’t actually marble unless you are very close. I have even read about people using this paper to cover counters, I can see why that would work, the description claims it is even waterproof. It is pretty cool, I am keeping an eye out in my house for other places that I could use what is left on the roll! Here is the source (along with the perfect gold spray paint that we use for all of our gold projects):
I love how the gold stands out against our newly dark walls and since this is right inside our door, it is a nice accent piece in a spot that otherwise would be empty.
I probably don’t use this cart enough when I entertain, it’s not big enough for a full bar set up but for just a few drinks, it is the perfect size.
You might find a bar cart like this at a garage sale or consignment shop, but they really aren’t that expensive to purchase new. Here are a bunch I found and most under $150. I think they are pretty timeless in a Mad Men sort of way too—martini anyone?
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