Before & After: From Old to Gold Bar Cart Revamp!

updated Jul 16, 2020
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(Image credit: Alexandra Hackett )

If you’re not over the revamped bar cart trend yet (we’re definitely not), you’ll love this simple but sweet clean-up of a bar cart with a great shape but an older finish that needed freshening.

(Image credit: Alexandra Hackett )

From Alexandra:

While on a weekend run to (finally) drop off some bags of clothes at the thrift store I came across this old metal kitchen cart, it was a little dingy and rusty — but I had been looking for a bar cart for some time, and at $12.50 I could not pass it up!

I managed to fit it in my little hatchback and immediately changed my Sunday jam-making plans to bar cart painting. I really did not realize how time consuming it would be. I picked up some Rustoleum metal primer, matte gold, and cream spray paint and got to work. I ended up having to go back to the store to get more spray paint (always buy more than you think you’ll need folks) by this point I was pretty tired of painting the darn thing, but I stuck with it and I am so happy with how it turned out! Now it lives in our kitchen and we broke it in with cocktails last weekend!

Simple but sweet Alexandra! Love how you were able to brighten the bar cart and make it contemporary and clean looking. Thank you Alexandra!

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