DIY Classy Bar Cart: How to Create & Stock

A DIY bar cart is a simple update in home that continues giving, whether you're attempting to bring back the cocktail party or just pre-game a Netflix marathon. While many bar carts look classy, these boozy grandeur don't need to cost a fortune. Remember these hacks in mind when designing your bar cart.

DIY Bar Cart

Bar carts are not just a useful piece of furniture for storing your cocktail essentials, they have turned into a classy statement piece in home decor. It doesn’t matter your beautifying style, DIY bar carts is sure to look perfect in your home- also, your next occasion or party.

Supplies you’ll need:

Here's a list that you will require to make over your cart:

  • Rags
  • Bucket
  • Newspaper
  • Painter's tape
  • Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Acrylic Spray Paint
  • 400-grit sandpaper
  • Drop cloth or tarp

Step-1 Picking the Right Piece

A bar cart is moveable, which would command that it have wheels.  But this isn't completely essential.  A bar cart should, but, have shelves and a top surface on which to get ready and serve drinks. The old utility cart remains in awful condition.  It remains messy, tarnished, and has peeling paint.  On the brilliant side, its wheels turned effectively and it was still sturdy despite its age.

While picking a piece to make over into a bar cart, first consider its size to ensure you have the space for it.  Next, ensure it is tough enough to deal with a lot of glassware and bottles.  The piece you chose should be strong enough to handle some weight & keep in mind that it shouldn't wobble.  At last, check that the lines of the piece fit with your artistic creativity. The cosmetics of the piece don't matter to such an extent if you're willing to put in a little work to make it stunning.

Picking the Right Piece

Step-2 First Clean & Prepare the Surface

Fill the bucket with warm, foamy water and clean the piece altogether. Dry it with a cloth. Examine the piece for rust and peeling paint and utilize the 400-grit sandpaper to sand off any trouble spots on metal. If your piece is wooden, utilize the sanding sponge to rough up the surface so that it will accept paint more simply.

Clean the Surface

Step- 3 Taping & Painting

Now the thing is that, you can spray the shelves of your cart first. It’s great to wait until the next day to spray the metal framework to protect against destroying the finish when you tape off the shelves. Taping can be boring, however justified to take your time. To save on tape, cover the most of the shelves' surface area with newspaper, and utilize the tape to seal the newspaper down around the edges.  At that point spray the metal framework with the Rustoleum Painters Touch Acrylic Spray Paint.  

After just a few minutes before the framework was totally dry, remove the tape and newspaper.  When it was totally dry, you can move it inside.

Taping and Painting

Step-4 Styling a Bar Cart

A stylish bar cart needs a little more consideration than setting a cart against the wall and loading it up with bottles. A bar cart gives you a chance to put your style on display and showcase your favorite spirits and glassware.

Here are some other recommendations for items you should add to cart:-

  • Attractive bowls for garnishes and cocktail nuts
  • A shaker
  • Decanters
  • Drink stirrers and swizzle sticks
  • Drink strainer
  • A range of glasses and stemware
  • Shot glasses
  • A bar towel
  • Bottle openers for beer and wine
  • A bowl of wine charms
  • Pretty napkins
  • A decorative item (vase or a plant)
  • Matchbooks for lighting candles
  • Drink coasters
  • Smaller serving trays
  • A drink recipe book

On the other hand, if you're not into beer, wine or spirits, you could make a cart like this into a coffee station in your kitchen or stock it with comfortable and friendly hot chocolate bar accessories for the winter months.

Styling Bar Cart