Friday, April 8, 2011

Before and After

If you've been reading along, you know that I have been on the hunt for a bar cart to fit into an empty corner of the kitchen.  I wanted something multipurpose so when I came upon this one from Ikea, it was perfect.  The bottom is great for stashing bottles and glassware.  There is a drawer for storing cocktail napkins and the best part is the removable cutting board on top.  All this for under 200 bucks!

Before:

Pretty bland corner..

After:



Thinking of maybe painting an area above the cart with chalkboard paint.  Anyone know if that's easily repaintable since we live an in apartment?

25 comments:

  1. Such a good fit! And the flowers are such a springy touch!

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  2. Love it. I'm still in the market for a handy little bar cart in the corner of my dining room. Yours is great!

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  3. Love the finish of the cart! Looks great!

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  4. It looks perfect in that space! How exciting to finally find something :)

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  5. That looks perfect (and the price is right too!) So happy that you find your perfect piece :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. P.S. I also know little about computers. My header is a collage created in picnic (sp?) and then imported as a photo in lieu of blog title. It gives you the option. Took some time, I won't lie - but it isn't too difficult.

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  7. This bar cart is so cute! I love the metal/wood combination. As for the chalkboard paint - I would recommend getting a piece of plywood and painting it with chalkboard paint. You could also frame it and have it portable! Can't wait to see what you end up deciding!

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  8. Looks great Amy, good find! I love finding bargains at Ikea! Hope your having a lovely weekend xo

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  9. Bar carts are so handy!

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  10. i LOVE before and after photos. i always forget to take the before photos though... the tulips really add to the vignette. love it!

    cheers,
    yvonne
    modern.girl

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  11. This is so cute, I am loving Bar Carts right now! Hope you had a great weekend! Miss Walker xoxo

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  12. Love the idea! Where did you get the carts? Definitely a new follower :)

    Please visit www.abigailsplace8.blogspot.com maybe you can follow?

    xoxo

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  13. sorry http://citnb.blogspot.com/ is my blog.

    :)

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  14. Oooooh! I love how sleek and modern it is. You've styled it beautifully.

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  15. love this! i got one from crate and barrel but it was so pricey! this one is just as nice and looks fantastic. so modern and functional!

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  16. That bar cart is just PERFECT!!! Love it...great touch!

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  17. Wow! Was that under around $20? Because that would be a great deal! Way to go it’s simple yet chic. I love it :)

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  18. @Rosy, the bar cart was under $200 not $20. Still a good deal though!
    @Claire, I loved the C&B ones too but def. pricey!

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  19. @Josephine, the bar cart is from Ikea.

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  20. Is it indeed, wauw, will have a look there later this week, hopefully you can get it in Denmark too.

    xoxo

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  21. I have a bar/serving ware question. What do you think you should use for champagne when you don't own flutes? I ended up using wine glasses even though I had some other prettier choices.

    What would you do Amy?

    Thanks, Annie

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