DIY, Interiors

DIY Marble and Copper Bar Cart (under £25)

DIY Bar Cart - Girl about townhouse

I’ll admit it, I’ve been sucked right into this bar cart trend.

When I mentioned how much I wanted a bar cart to my husband, he asked if we were having a 1970s cocktail party anytime soon. Well bring on the prawn cocktails and flares buddy, because bar carts are back. I flippin love them! Also, a 70’s theme cocktail party sounds awesome, so I’m off to pinterest the hell outta that one.

Anyway, I’ve been swooning over these beauties:

1// Atkin and Thyme

2// West Elm

3// Wayfair

With price tags way out of my league, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands.

Any excuse for a trip to Ikea and a DIY project to work on, right? 

I have made my own DIY version for less than £25 and it has turned out rather fabulously, in my opinion. It was so simple to make too. 

Fancy making your own? Of course you do!

Here’s what you need:

  1. Spray the trolley poles with the spray paint of your choice and allow to dry for at least 30 minutes before respraying for an even finish. 2-3 coats on each side should do it, just ensure they don’t stick to surface you are spraying on. You can spray paint the castors too if you like.
  2. Measure and cut out 3x rectangles of marble contact paper large enough to cover the shelves and fold over the sides by half a cm.
  3. Carefully apply the contact paper to the shelf, smoothing out any air bubbles with a ruler and folding the paper over the edges. At the corners, snip away any excess contact paper and fold neatly. 
  4. Once the poles are dry ensemble as per the instructions and woohoo, you have yourself a bar cart! Now you just need to sort out your cocktail party invites.

There are so many brilliant uses for it too: Make up storage, desk tidy, kids craft trolley, bathroom toiletries storage, Coffee station. So many possibilities! Check back later this month for my post on 3 ways to style a bar cart.

DIY Bar Cart - Girl about townhouseDIY Bar Cart - Girl about townhouseDIY Bar Cart - Girl about townhouse

DIY Bar Cart - Girl about townhouse

Supplies I used:

My portable cocktail bar is now open! I’ll just be over here sipping a Mojito or ten.

What’s you favourite cocktail? Let me know in the comments below.



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DIY copper and marble bar cart -Girl about townhouse

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