It’s been months since I finished my bar cart but for some reason it just slipped my mind to share a few photos with you all. It was a very easy DIY project and so far one of my favorites because it looks great without having to break the bank.
For months I was looking for an affordable bar cart for the house. I found tons of options but none were within my price range. So after some brainstorming I realized that IKEA had the perfect solution for what I wanted.
I purchased the BYGEL Utility Cart from IKEA for just $24.99 and a can of gold spray paint (I used Krylon Metallic Gold).
I found that the best way to paint the cart was by building the metal frame of the cart instead of painting each part on the floor. Make sure to leave the white panels off before painting. I then took it outside and sprayed a few coats of paint. I did learn that it’s important to be very patient with gold spray paint. Apply light coats and wait about 15 minutes between additional coats.
After a few coats I let it dry overnight. Next day I carefully placed the white panels onto the cart. And just like that I created my very own bar cart for under $30.
I’ve been slowly stocking it up. I am not very good a mixing drinks but plan on experimenting a bit so I just have a few of the things that I enjoy the most. I also picked up a few glasses at a local thrift shop and spent less than $5 on glassware. Not bad. ;)
And in case you were wondering about the pretty tissue garland in the background – that’s from the lovely Carmen from The Flair Exchange. I used one of her DIY Tassel Kits and it was so easy to assemble. Definitely want to get another one for the office or dining room.
Now that I did my very first IKEA Hack I feel like I need to try another one. Have any of you done any IKEA hacks? Would love to see them.
Photos by Blush + Jelly