Who says you have to spend almost $1,000 on to buy and decorate a bar cart?! I did mine – from top to bottom – with under $255…TOTAL!
The trick to an expensive-looking bar cart on a budget is mixing and matching the high end with the low end. I took a ton of really inexpensive thrifted items and paired them with trendy pieces to keep it updated and budget-friendly at the same time.
Also, just get super creative. I took the most random hodge-podge of items from around my house to create this and then just filled in the gaps with things that I deemed necessary to go out and purchase. My best advice is to just pull out everything that you think just might make sense on a bar cart and start from there.
Bar cart from Target: $130
Faux foliage on sale at Pier 1: Hydrangeas $5, pink rose $1
Glass bottle (used as vase) from Goodwill: $1
Decanter and Glasses from Home Goods: $25 (similar here)
Faux fruit on sale from Target (I split these in half with a friend because there were way too many): limes $10 and pears $12
Call Me Old Fashioned Printable from Etsy: $5
Gold Frame from Goodwill: $2
Japanese blue willow china: inherited from grandparents $0 (I found the best blue willow collections from Chairish here)
White ceramic vase from Goodwill: $2
Wine rack from Goodwill: $3
Gold spray paint: $3
Assorted cocktail recipe books from Goodwill: $6
Crystal Decanter from Ross: $25 (this was a hard hunt!)
Monogram “N” wine glasses from Pier 1: $10
Stirring rods and elephant husk bottle opener from Z Gallerie: on sale for $10 each = $20 total