Trawling Gumtree: Bar Carts

So maybe I’m still riding the depression wave of Mad Men ending for good, but I am having a serious bar cart moment right now. I think they are so sexy and another surface for pretty things! So this week I thought, why not trawl Gumtree for some amazing bar carts (cheap of course) to do up! But first here are some inspirations…. get ready, you will drool.

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Now for the Gumtree finds… they may need some work but think how lovely they will look when finished and styled!

bar cart 1Option 1- $50

This guy would look fine just the way it is, the teak timber look is so Mid-Century! I would however replace the wheels for some more decorative ones, think gold or steel.

bar cart 2Option 2- $50

Paint it! Paint it now! Maybe a sophisticated black or charcoal grey. It looks like this was once an island bench with the large chopping board on top. It would be interesting to see what’s underneath. I would take the timber off the top regardless and install in a top shelf in line with the decorative corners.

bar cart 3 Option 3- $75

I LOVE THIS GUY! He is so ornate! Leave as is, or paint the stainless steel gold for a more opulent look. You could also swap out the timber laminate trays for some real timber shelves, just keep the stain dark to keep the look Mid-Century. Love it!


Bar Cart 4Option 4- $35

This one needs a little TLC, but still is in good nick. I would paint the tea towel rod gold,copper or brass just for a hint of glam. I would also freshen up the cart by sanding it back and varnishing it.

Bar cart 5Option 5- $96

Now this is a bit more old-school. I would line the shelves with black leather leaving the timber frame. I’m loving those black wheels!

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If you have a bit of cash to splash or you’re not into D.I.Y pop over to West Elm and buy this beautiful Parker Mid-Century Bar Cart. It’ll set you back $499 but is definitely worth it… I’ve now added this to my ever growing lust list, thanks West Elm.

This post has been part therapy and part lusting for me, very selfish indeed. But I hope you have now been inspired to join the bar cart revival and drink your alcohol in a prettier way!

Happy styling xx