before and after

Before & After: Bar Cart Makeover

by Grace Bonney

Despite the New York Times’ claim that bar carts are purely a piece of hipster furniture du jour, I think they’re classic. Whether you’re a nightly cocktail drinker or just want to be able to entertain when others come over, a good bar cart is equal parts form and function. And for some reason, they seem to be so easy to find in thrift stores these days. This bar cart makeover comes from Haley Beham who picked up this bar cart from a friend who found it at a garage sale. It was missing a top and needed a lot of TLC, so Haley did some intense sanding and then used Bejamin Moore’s Advance paint in White Dove to give it a fresh look. Then she added Rub N’ Buff Gold Leaf to give it extra detailing and voila- a brand new bar cart. With summer flea markets and garage sales starting to pop up everywhere, this project is a great idea for anyone who needs a little weekend DIY inspiration. xo, grace

More “after” pictures continue after the jump…

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