Recently, I was perusing the Antique/furniture section on Craigslist which of course is what a normal 23 year old does on a Tuesday night. And I found a metal cart for sale on the other side of Atlanta. I have been wanting a metal cart to turn into a bar cart for quite a while. Ever since I saw this post on A Beautiful Mess on Elsie's Bar cart. On our thrifting/yard sale adventures I have been keeping one eye open for a cart and found nada. So when I found the cart on Craigslist I showed it to Steve and said when are we leaving.
We headed off to Clarkston, Ga and ended up meeting one of the sweetest ladies. She is retired and to make extra money she hunts down vintage/antique items at estate sales then resales them on Craigslist. I could have sat there and talked to her for hours she was great.
I am a little unsure on whether or not I really want to paint it. I cleaned it today and then took a find sanding block to it. I was able to make the white legs pretty white with the sanding block they did look quite dingy. The yellow and white look really cute to me on the cart and I kind of want to just clear coat it. I like seeing the rougher spots and age on it. I think I am going to set it up with it how it is now and then decide if I want to paint it later.
We have been slowly collecting vintage bar items. I have a couple of shakers and glass decanters that have been sitting on my hutch that I can not wait to put onto the cart. Now we just have to figure out what we will put in the decanters. There are a few things that we are missing. I have found two posts that are really helping me think about what I want on the cart one is by A Beautiful Mess (here) and the other on Mint Love Social Club (here). Looks like we definitely need a wooden muddler.
Let me know if you have seen a great cart redone! I would love to check out pictures. My twitter is @emilyvannah if you see one please tweet it to me!
Until next time,