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It seems like everyone and their mom’s brother’s aunt’s girlfriend’s dog twice removed has the standard gold and wood grain Target bar cart. It now comes in a variety of styles and colors, all much more attractive than the one that I have. I purchased mine four years ago when Brian and I lived in a 600-square foot apartment and couldn’t afford to even drink alcohol. (Not a wise investment on my part.) But dangit, I wanted to be hip and stylish and bar carts were (and still are) all the rage!
Over the years I’ve had a love/hate relationship with said bar cart. Let’s call him Harrelson… cause Woody feels inappropriate. Get it? Woody Harrelson! (He’s fantastic in Friends with Benefits by the way. Highly recommended movie.) But back to the point, Harrelson was much like an 18-year-old straight out of college. He didn’t know what he wanted to be. Sometimes he was a plant cart. Sometimes he was a bar cart. Sometimes he was just plain empty and ready to be listed on Craigslist. However, something in my gut just wouldn’t let me sell him. And thank goodness! Flash forward to present day when Jessica Brigham inspired me to start collecting thrifted decanters. Those babies needed a home and Harrelson was the perfect man.. er, I mean bar cart for the job!
The only problem was that he was looking pretty drab. He had been sitting in the corner of my dining room, collecting dust and holding a bottle of Midori dating back to 2013. So I decided it was time to give Harrelson a face lift. Enter stage left: white marble contact paper from Amazon. At $13.77 a roll with 2-day prime shipping, I felt like I had just stolen the Mona Lisa! So obviously I had to share this ridiculously, life-changing, steal of a deal with you. Here’s how to turn your bar cart from drab to fab for less than $20 in less than twenty minutes:
Four Steps to Success!
And that’s it! An under twenty minute DIY project that I KNOW you can do without batting an eyelash. Now add some fun decorations, load on the booze, call up your friends, and have yourselves a Saturday night in! I promise that your Harrelson (or whatever you decide to name him) will be the talk of the party. Just make sure my invite doesn’t get lost in the mail!
But Wait! There’s More…
Is white marble not your thing? Well you’re in luck because I’ve sourced five other affordable contact paper patterns from Amazon for your bar cart!
| White and Gold Vase, Brass Pineapple, Wooden Tray, Marble Tray: Homegoods | Leather Decanter Tags: Nora Klotz | Decanters and Ice bucket: Thrifted | Pink Tray: Le Pieces | Bar Cart: Target | Marble Contact Paper: Amazon |