Life Love Larson: Vintage Bar Cart


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vintage Bar Cart

A few weeks ago, Steve, the kids and I went shopping in the West Bottoms on my birthday.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday…coffee and vintage shopping!  And, the best part is, I scored a great piece!

We have been in search of the right piece for our dining room niche for several months.  I didn’t want to just buy something to buy something, and I decided I would try to look for something that was not made of wood to keep the texture in the space interesting.  We already have a built-in buffet piece in our kitchen area where I store my china, glasses, etc, so I didn’t really need a lot of closed off storage space.

I turned the corner in one particular booth and saw a bunch of stuff being displayed on this gem of a bar cart.  The cart itself did not have a price on it, so I inquired.  The lady in the booth was hesitant to say it was for sale.  She even told me she was considering taking it back to her house.  She knew I was interested and asked if I would pay $95 for it.  SOLD, SOLD, SOLD!  She told me she was giving me a huge deal and she said it must be my lucky day because she could have sold it 100 times over that weekend.  I was trying to play it cool when she said the price…happy birthday to me!!
It is large, heavy, gold (obsessed), three glass shelves, curved handles, on wheels…I could go on and on about how much I love this piece!  It does not fill up the niche, but it is still a great size.  I will probably add a large plant/tree next to it and a large piece of artwork above it. 
Next up is styling this bad boy.  Here are a few inspiration photos that I am loving (all photos via Pinterest).  Loving all the color and texture these bar carts add to a space!
The dining room is still coming together and I am okay with that (one year later!).  I much prefer a thought out space, that evolves over time, that I really love, rather than a thrown together room that I half love.
Dining Room To-Do List:table
piece of furniture for niche
Rug or no rug? (sort of siding towards a rug because of the dust on the dark hardwoods)
Paint the wall of the niche space or leave as is?
Window coverings for the front two windows (think I am going cell shades)
Style the bar cart
Large art piece for niche
Add something next to the bar cart (fiddle leaf fig?)
Have a dinner party!
You can see the entire progress of our dining room here.  Now I need to go shopping for some fun barware!

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