Guess what has been on my to do list forever… a Bar Cart! Of course we couldn’t just buy one, my husband is the king of “we can make that for less” and I just like to be crafty :) I showed him the picture of the one I liked and drew up some dimensions and he worked his magic. Before you get too jealous please note that my husband is a perfectionist so projects usually take time haha. But, he started this right before Bee’s Farmers Market Birthday Party (post coming soon!) so he actually had a deadline and we made it work. He used angle iron for the corners and connected the shelves together that way. He also picked the casters out himself… bonus points! The great thing about him building it is that I had some pretty specific dimensions because it needed to fit two different walls. There is a spot I had in mind to put it when we have people over and we are using it, then a spot that it will live and look cute. Both equally important ha!
Here it is in the Dining Room where it will live! Speaking of looking cute, after Bryan finished it and the paint was dry I was able to do my favorite thing… style the Bar Cart! Uncommon Goods asked if they could send some stuff so I could pretty it up and of course I accepted because everything they have is so quirky and cool. Each product has a unique design story and most of their products are Made in the USA, always using sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Uncommon Goods carries unique jewelry, designer décor, tabletop items, and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment without harm to animals or people. I’m pretty much obsessed with everything I received, can you even handle the pineapple tumblers?! When I opened the box I actually gasped because the box and packaging were so pretty. Here in the south Pineapples stand for hospitality and friendship… how cute would these be for a housewarming gift?!
I wanted the Bar Cart to be cute and functional but let’s be honest, I do have three kids running around our house. They are all pretty good about staying out of the “grown up rooms” but just incase I wanted to style it with mixers and bar tools vs. actual alcohol lying around. I added a pitcher, the pineapple tumblers, some copper mugs and a cocktail shaker then some fun mixers like Topo Chico and La Croix. You can’t forget some cute drink cocktail picks and shot glasses. I am a huge tequila fan and a super cold shot is the key… if you haven’t tried soapstone shot glasses you need to get on board, they actually hurt to hold for too long they are that cold! I love this little rustic holder.
I like to keep a basket filled with adorable cocktail napkins that I have collected out when we are using it for drinks but I can’t leave those out with my kids… the glass they totally ignore but the napkins they love… go figure haha! I have found a ton of cute ones at local party stores and I found these watermelons bed naps on Etsy.
Uncommon Goods also sent me this fun Animal Tracks Art Print. It is so perfect above the bar cart, it ties the modern quirkiness of the cart with the Green Buffet on the other wall and my new table runner. I’m obsessed with the wooden rails and my kids are in love with it too because the animal tracks are actual size so they stand under it and compare :)
The Watercolor Table Runner is everything! It’s not only perfect in this room but it’s across from the craft room so it’s just so me. My mom and sister came over and said I love this rummer with the paint can lids, which I can totally see. Either way its quirky and colorful and crafty so its made for us!