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Friday, January 19, 2018

GET CRAFTY DIY | NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK - MY BAR CART UPGRADE + IKEA HACK


HAPPY Friday, FASHIONABLE FRIENDS!

I HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT START TO 2018!  THE NEW YEAR, MY NEW HOME AND CITY HAVE INSPIRED ME TO CREATE A NEW LOOK WITH THIS SIMPLE DIY.

BACK IN 2013, SHORTLY AFTER MOVNIG BACK TO NYC, I POSTED MY IKEA HACK COFFEE AND BAR CART DIY FOR UNDER $30.  THAT POST HAS SINCE been pinned over 89K times, AND IS ONE OF MY MOST POPULAR POSTS TO DATE, WHO KNEW!

SEEING MY BAR CART POP UP ALL OVER PINTEREST, FROM THE US TO AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND, As WELL AS BEING SHARED ON BLOGS LIKE Style MotivationDIY CRAFTS MOM AND MORE, HAS BEEN A TRUE HONOR.

So, YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT SEEING others TAKE MY IDEA, MAKE THEIR OWN AND POST THE RESULTS WAS BEYOND THRILLING, I LOVE AMBER'S FROM GLAM GIRL XO!

TODAY, I'M SHOWING YOU HOW I UPGRADED, UPDATED AND UPCYCLED THE LOOK I SHARED 5 years ago to CREATE A more CHIC, MODERN & ELEGANT PIECE for $15.

I USED A grey granite MARBLE vinyl ADHESIVE THAT SEAMLESSLY ROLLED OVER MY PREVIOUS CHEVRON PRINT WITH A FULLY OPAQUE FINISH SO NONE OF THE PREVIOUS LOOK SHOWED THROUGH UNDERNEATH.  

Although IKEA NO LONGER MAKES THE bygeL CART that I USED in MY original post, they HAVE SIMILAR ONES UNDER $30 THAT WOULD WORK GREAT, LIKE THE DRAGGAN oR SUNNERSTA CARTS.

HOWEVER, If you want to splurge, the GRUNDTAL CART is a beautiful option!

I NOW have the ALCOHOL AND MIXING INGREDIENTS from the old cart in A CHIC CABINET PLACED BESIDE IT AND USE THE CART ITSELF FOR MOST OF MY BAR GLASSES AND DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES.

HOPE THIS INSPIRES YOU TO GIVE SOMETHING YOU ALREADY OWN A BIT OF A MAKEOVER OR TO CREATE A NEW PIECE WITH YOUR OWN ADDED TOUCHES.

If IT DOES, PLEASE SHARE YOURS below, i'd love to see it!  
ABOVE LAYOUT CREATED BY LIESL EHARDT using product images.
BYGEL CART FROM IKEA SHOWN ABOVE.  UNFORTUNATELY, SINCE MY ORIGINAL POST WITH IT 5 YEARS AGO, THEY NO LONGER MAKE THIS PARTICULAR ONE.

SIMILAR ONES FROM IKEA FOR UNDER $30 - DRAGGAN AND SUNNERSTA CARTS.

| BEFORE | 


MY ORIGINAL COFFEE & BAR CART THAT I HAD IN MY NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT.
SEE DETAILS FROM MY OLD CART SHOWN ABOVE HERE.

| WHAT YOU NEED |

  A PEN
  A PAIR OF SISSORS
  A BOX CUTTER OR X-ACTO KNIFE
  GREY GRANITE MARBLE VINYL ADHESIVE: AMAZON = $15
  BE SURE TO CUT THE VINYL LONGER THAN EACH SHELF SO YOU CAN WRAPE IT COMPLETELY OVER EACH SICE TO GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF A BLOCK OF MARBLE.

| AFTER | 

| STYLING DETAILS |

Bar SIGN: MARSHALLS = $12.99
GOLD CONFETTI CHAMPAGNE GLASSES: HOBBY LOBBY = $ | GOLD CONFETTI MARTINI GLASSES: HOBBY LOBBY = $ | GOLD CONFETTI TALL TUMBLERS BY ACME: THE BEHIVE (FAIRFIELD, CT) = GIFT | 500 ML GOLD ACCENTED LIGHT BULB GLASSES: amazon = $1.50 (each) | GOLD STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS BY JOYECO: AMAZON = $10.99 (4 STRAIGHT + 4 BENT)
MARTINI SHAKER: TJ MAXX = GIFT | SILVER METAL MARTINI GLASS: TJ MAXX = $2.99 |  'WINO' WINE BOTTLE SHAPED OPENER: SENSIBLE STYLE = $12 | 'CHEERS' COCKTAIL NAPKINS: RAIN LOONG NAPKIN STORE = $2.50 | WINE THEMED WINE GLASS CHARMS: SENSIBLE STYLE = $14 | GOLD STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS BY JOYECO: AMAZON = $10.99 (4 STRAIGHT + 4 BENT) | gold striped straws: AMAZON = $9.99 (PACK OF 100) | NAPKIN HOLDER: GIFT
GOLD UNICORN BOTTLE OPENER: TJ MAXX = $5.99 (same one sold at mod cloth |  GOLD DEER WINE STOPPER BY CYNTHIA ROWLEY: TJ MAXX = $9.99 (2 PACK, 1 SILVER + 1 GOLD) | GOLD CONFETTI COASTERS BY KATE SPADE: THE BEEHIVE (Fairfield, CT) = GIFT (same sold at bed bath & beyond) | GOLD DIPPED WINE BOTTLE HOLDER BY CANVAS : THE BEEHIVE (fairfield, ct) = GIFT
ALL OF THE ABOVE IMAGES BY LIESL EHARDT.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to look at my little spot in blogland!

I welcome all comments and thoughts and look forward to hearing from you! :)

by Liesl Ehardt