I'm sure you've noticed by now the trend of having some sort of bar set up. Although not an avid drinker, I have definitely enjoyed participating in this trend. I originally spent several months hunting for the perfect bar cart, when suddenly one day I found it. It was a great and incredibly unique cart from Crate & Barrel.. of course. It was around $600 and completely out of reach at this point in my life. I searched everywhere to find something that could compare, but of course nothing did. One day, Clark and I ventured to World Market, and tucked in the back of the store, I saw this little secretaries desk. I almost passed it by when suddenly I realized, "I can make anything into my own bar cart."
Lucky for me, there was a big sale going on at the time, and I got the desk for under $100. I began collecting a variety of silver, gold, and rose gold bar tools and glasses. Of course, I had to mix in a little rustic decor through the mason jar glasses and the worn wooden sign. I also love the variety of textures between wood, glass, and metal, so this was something I considered when building my collection. This feature in our home has become something that draws people in and keeps the party started.. it could be the alcohol, but I like to say it's the decor.
If you are considering creating a bar in your own home, I definitely encourage you to look beyond the typical bar cart. Find something unique that you can repurpose. Then, you'll have something that is completely one of a kind, personalized, and the perfect accent for any home.
Bar Cart: World Market, Mason Jar Glasses: Kohl's, All Bar Tools, Decanters, and Plates: Crate & Barrel, Wine
Bottle and Glass Holder: Target, Sign: Staci's in Cedarburg (now closed)