Gold Tiled Bar Cart

Date
Jun, 30, 2014

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Relaxing and enjoyable I hope ๐Ÿ™‚ The hubs was out of town so I had plenty of “me” time to work on projects and go to the beach.

As I mentioned on Friday, those cute little drink tags I made were for my latest project: a bar cart! This guy has been a long time in the making and I’m so excited it’s finally done!

GOLD TILED BAR CART

Finished Gold Tiled Bar Cart

If you remember back to one of my thrift haul’s in the winter, that’s when I picked this piece up. I got it for $5 at Sal Val and as awkward as it was, I knew I wanted it.

Bar Cart Before

 

Like usual, it sat on the porch for a while before I decided what I wanted to do with it. With so many fun bar cart ideas floating around Pinterest lately, I just couldn’t resist.

I had this idea of lining it with gold tile floating around in my head, but wasn’t really sure where to begin. After doing lots of googling, I realized real tile was way too expensive, and I didn’t trust any of the adhesive faux tile coming from overseas. 

Then I came to my senses and did what I should have done in the first place; asked my father in law. He owns his own tile business and has been doing it for years.

Apparently gold tile is rather hard to come by and extremely expensive. Lucky for me, he had a ton of it lying around from a job that never got completed ๐Ÿ™‚ This stuff was roughly $6 a tile. Probably not something I would have invested in so thank you client who changed your mind.

He lives a couple hours away form us, so on a visit in the spring, he took the piece back with him to Ohio and laid the tile and grouted it for me. It turned out even better than I imagined in my head ๐Ÿ™‚

Inside of Gold Tiled Bar Cart

I kept things simple and painted it white, knowing that all the fun accessories would add pops of color. As I was removing the hardware to paint the bottom, I encountered some little friends…

Bugs in Bar Cart

I may or may not have let out a little yelp. These little alien looking creatures scared the heck out of me! I ran inside and got the first thing I laid eyes on (windex) and slowly approached the enemy.

Even though I’m pretty sure they were already dead, they still gave me the heeby jeebies so I sprayed them and shoved them down the crack in the porch. Byeeeeee.

Once I recovered from that, and moved to another spot on the porch (because those things could obviously crawl back up through the crack and get me) I cut some trim I got at Home Depot with my Miter Saw to cover up the edges of the tile.

Final touch was some wheels and this baby was ready to cruise!

After of Bar Cart

Art Print Above Bar Cart

Styled Bar Cart

Straw Tags

Lemons On Bar Cart

Don’t forget, Friday’s Fab Freebie was those cute little “Cheers Darling” drink tags. Go print them out for your next party!

Do any of you have a bar cart? What fun accessories did you style it with?

Have a great Monday everyone! Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰

Gold Tiled Bar Cart

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52 Comments

  1. Reply

    andrea

    August 17, 2014

    this is too stinkin cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 18, 2014

      Thank you Andrea!!!

  2. Reply

    bumblebreeblog

    July 10, 2014

    Hey Bre! I am glad you saw your featured spot! Thank you for linking up with us at Party in Your PJs!! Us cool Bre’s need to stick together, so I hope you link up again this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      brepurposed

      July 11, 2014

      Yes thank you so much for the feature! I’ll be sure to keep linking up, gotta give my fellow Bre some support ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle

    July 10, 2014

    The cart is amazing…and so fun and yet sleek looking, those gold tiles totally make it! Yeah for wonderful father inlaws! Those little creepers….totally creepy….ewwww! Thank you so much for linking up at Party in Your PJs, we hope you join us again tonight for another party!

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      brepurposed

      July 10, 2014

      Thanks so much Kim! I really lucked out with the tile ๐Ÿ™‚ And thankfully those critters weren’t too squirmy!

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    July 9, 2014

    You seriously work wonders with these furniture transformations…and you churn them out so fast! The desk took me months to work up to starting and over a month to finish, and now I’m worn out. Ha ha. I’ll just live vicariously through you!

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    Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee

    July 8, 2014

    Awesome transformation! You gave me goose bumps with the little green guys. LOL! Your backdrop is on my to do list. I just gotta get the hubby on board to help me ๐Ÿ™‚

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      haha they still give me goose bumps just thinking about them! Can’t wait to see your backdrop when you get around to it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Reply

    caitlin

    July 8, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your mid-century drink cart with us at the Be.You.Tiful Link Party! It is seriously adorable.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 8, 2014

      Thank you so much Caitlin! Always love linking up to your party ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Reply

    ejddiy

    July 7, 2014

    Love, love, love this bar cart! Beaufiul! Your awesome project is being featured today at Your Designs This Time! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Emily & Erin

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      brepurposed

      July 7, 2014

      Thank you so much guys! Always love linking up to your party ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Joy @ Yesterfood

    July 6, 2014

    I love this SOOOO much! You and your father in law did a great job. Bar ware everything is just so fun. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 7, 2014

      Thank you Joy! I had so much fun styling it, I probably went a little over board haha!

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    Sarah

    July 5, 2014

    This is so pretty, great job! I always fear what I may find in old furniture. So far everything has been dead, but they still freak me out! Thanks for linking up to the Pinterest Link Party, I will be featuring your project tomorrow.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 7, 2014

      Yay thank you so much Sarah! It’s always a surprise what you might find in old furniture! Luckily these guys weren’t very lively ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Corrine

    July 5, 2014

    This is great!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 7, 2014

      Thanks Corrine! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kimberly Montgomery

    July 5, 2014

    How creative. I never would have thought of this. It’s absolutely perfect.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 7, 2014

      Thank you so much Kimberly!!

  12. Reply

    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    July 3, 2014

    Yes, ma’am!! Soooo lucky with the gold tile. It’s gorgeous. Bar cart envy continues- beautifully styled, girl!
    And I’m itching all over from the sight of those horrendous green monsters. I wouldn’t have survived.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      Thanks friend! I feel like there is so much anticipation for your non existing bar cart, but I know it will be fabulous whenever you get it! And hopefully there aren’t any green critters in it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Reply

    Jen @ Driftwood Gardens

    July 2, 2014

    This is possibly the most awesome furniture makeover I’ve seen yet. I LOVE the gold tile and it was so imaginative to turn that funky little table into something that looks so sophisticated and cosmopolitan! Your staging is absolutely fantastic too.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 2, 2014

      Your are too kind! Thank you so much for all the kind words!! I feel like this could have gone very well or very bad haha. I’m glad it turned out just as I imagined in my head ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Reply

    ericasooter

    July 2, 2014

    Perfect upcycle! Man, I definitely need a bar cart in my life. It’s decided. I need a bar cart. The gold tile is fantastic and makes clean up so easy!

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      brepurposed

      July 2, 2014

      Thanks Erica! And yes, I definitely think you do! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jennifer @ Brave New Home

    July 1, 2014

    Great upcycle and great styling! Thanks for linking up to The DIY’ers!

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      brepurposed

      July 2, 2014

      Thanks Jennifer! Love linking up at your party ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    June 30, 2014

    Love it! Love the print I’m Feeling Tipsy & Fresh!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 30, 2014

      Thanks so much Tara! Keep an eye out later this week for Friday’s Fab Freebie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Reply

    Kristi

    June 30, 2014

    LOVE this! I never in a million years would have thought to tile the inside, SUCH a brilliant idea, especially in GOLD! So creative Bre! PS. Can you imagine if you hadn’t removed the hardware? YIKES!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 30, 2014

      Aw thank you so much Kristi!! I’m not sure how I thought of the idea but I’m glad I did! And yes, even though those little creatures terrified me, I’m glad they are no longer calling my bar cart home ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Leigh Anne - Houseologie.com

    June 30, 2014

    I love it and the print is adorable! Fingers crossed that’s your freebie friday?!?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 30, 2014

      Thank you Leigh Anne! And you might just be in luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Reply

    Nicole B.

    June 30, 2014

    Looooove the gold tile! And I literally laughed out loud at your little green friends ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 30, 2014

      Thanks so much Nicole ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha they freaked me out so bad!

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