Holiday Party Must Have: IKEA Bar Cart Hacks

published Nov 10, 2016
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Bar carts are entertaining secret weapons: 1) They free up kitchen storage from all those liquor bottles; 2) they encourage guests to help themselves; and 3) when styled nicely, they just look so festive, sparkly, and adult-ish —they are party decorations on wheels. While IKEA doesn’t sell one per se, their products offer endless opportunities to hack a bar cart that’ll cost less than a round of drinks.

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A wheeled trolley made from an unfinished NORNAS side table by Kata Szentgyörgyi is made pretty with some brass accents.

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A bar cart is just on of the ten ways you can use and style a RASKOG cart, as The Kitchn shows you (also lead image above).

This piece went from baby changing table to outdoor drinks cart with a fresh coat of paint and some hooks, courtesy of Sartori Design for Living.

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This VITTSJO desk was tricked out with mounted wine racks, among other things, to become stylish and functional dining storage for drinks and accessories. Via Lifestyle 365.

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IKEA’s KALLAX is good for many things, but it works really well as a bar cart option. To switch it up, The Everygirl added some metallic legs as an accent and gold embellished barware.

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My Fabuless Life modified a TARVA dresser with a pullout drawer for stashing glasses and bottles.

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This IKEA TARVA dresser was adapted into a functional moveable entertaining station/bar by City Farmhouse.

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I also can’t wait to see what happens when people get their hands on this pick from the new IKEA 2017 catalog. I foresee many projects and hacks in its future.