Ikea Bar Cart Hack

I know I said I would be blogging on the regular, but I had a few things come up in the last month. I started working freelance a few days a week at this awesome place called The Grommet. Between that and wedding season, my photo work has eaten up almost every free moment I have had as of late. Still adjusting to the new schedule, so hopefully I will be able to blog at least once a week now that I have my life a bit more organized.

Anyways, something fun that I have neglected to blog about was my first ever Ikea hack. I decided to start small because I haven’t DIYed anything beyond food recipes 🙂 I had all of these really cool glasses and cocktail accessories given to me from family and friends, and wanted a cute bar cart to put them on. When I looked for bar carts online, everything seemed way too expensive for my budget. So, the next thing I did was look on Pinterest for inexpensive bar cart options, which is when I happened upon a DIY for an Ikea cart that was made to be a bar cart. This one looked relatively easy as far as DIYs go, pretty much just spray painting the frame. After I purchased the Bygel cart from Ikea, I headed over to Michael’s to grab Krylon Gold Metallic spray paint and then got to work.

First off, I really wish I had somewhere outside to spray the cart but alas living in the city without yardspace has it’s downfalls. I had to open every window in my apartment, it was crazy. I spray painted the cart three times and so far the paint has really held up. I got a few of those Poppin trays from The Container Store to organize the glasses a bit and bought some colorful straws and just put it in a regular mason jar.

I am so excited to have such a cute looking bar cart to display these glasses that I had no room for prior. Stay tuned, next week I will have some fall cocktails to try out in honor of my new bar cart.

 

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A simple way to hold the straws is just to throw them in a mason jar, cute and very easy. I received this little piece of art from my sister Heather a few years ago and this seemed like a great place to display it.

 

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These glasses, pitcher, and stirrer were all birthday gifts from my sister on my 28th birthday. This is what gave me momentum for the bar cart.

 

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These beautifully etched glasses were a gift passed down to me from my grandmother, I am so glad I have a nice place to show these off.

 

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One last group of shot glasses, was a gift from my friend Janna. Lastly, what would a bar cart be without its alcohol. I keep a few staples around such a Bacardi Rum, Tito’s Vodka, Lime Juice, and bitters.

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