Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bar Carts

I have a newfound obsession with bar carts. I love the 50's retro feel of them which is kind of odd considering I have very modern taste in furniture.

Where I'm living now has a bar area so I haven't had a need for one. However, I have to admit that I'm a little excited that the new place is lacking in this department.

As a result, I've been on a mission to find the perfect cart. I've been scouring the internet, but everything I love is out of my price range (sadly, above cart included). And everything I've found in my price range looks mass manufactured, cheap and cheesy. I think I'm going to expand my hunt to resale shops and estate sales. Any tips for a novice resale hunter? I'm hoping to find one that has two or three shelves and is made of metal with wheels.

Some others that I love:


Tiffany Anne said...

When I am "thrifting" at resale, estate sales, or consignment shops - I always look for pieces with good structure and bones. Make sure it isn't wobbly. Glass can be replaced (usually it is pretty inexpensive) and you can always sand a wooden piece down and paint it if you don't like the color. Being realistic is sometimes my biggest downfall - I expect to find the perfect piece at a resale store. Most of the time, it doesn't happen - but you never know. Good luck!

The Waspy Redhead said...

I'm obsessed with bar carts too. I have a wine rack with stemware storage from crate and barrel, so I can't really justify investing in a barcart, but I want one so much!