I know, I know, you’ve seen hundreds of bar carts and some say they’ve had their day, but aren’t they just fabulous for entertaining? I can’t say I’ve seen many in rose gold, so I thought I’d have a go at upcycling my white one with metallic spray paint sent from the lovely Craig & Rose and I have to say, I’m mightily impressed with the results and can’t wait for our next shindig.

I cleaned my dusty old vintage cart (which I bought from Ebay for £12 and was originally mahogany lacquer and brass), put it on plastic sheeting outside on a calm day and after a minute or so of shaking the can upside down I sprayed the cart from about 15 inches away.

It covered extremely well and barely needed the second coat. I used just over a can and had plenty left in the second to spray some bottles as gifts which you can see here.

Styling the bar cart was so exciting and I can totally imagine it for a vintage afternoon tea, summer party, birthday party or baby shower so watch out for more of this beauty!

The fun printable was supplied by the ever incredible Sprinkled Designs. I could seriously spend hours in their Etsy shop (in fact, I do)

The garland was created by the super talented Magnolia Hill Flowers in Bristol and doubled up as a table centrepiece for my HO HO HO Christmas Tablescape too. (read more)

The ‘ice ice baby’ bucket was an upcycle from the £1 shop by adding black chalkboard spray from Craig & Rose Paints and a chalkboard pen.

Placing the liquor bottles on a tray from Homesense makes the cart look more organised and structured. I chose a circular one to break up the ‘squareness’ of the cart and to echo the shape of the wheels.

The black orb was a DIY because I’ve struggled to buy one that’s not expensive and not gold here in the UK, so I put wooden skewers into a polystyrene craft ball and sprayed it black. It adds personality and a different dimension to the cart and is a great addition a coffee table too (you can see it here in silver)

And who doesn’t love a vintage Hollywood Cocktails book?! Check them out here.

For more inspiration you can check out my Bar Cart Love Pinterest board

Until next time,

OSK xx

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